Eclipse

Today is the big day for the eclipse. Idaho is in the path of totality. Boise, itself, is only 99.5% of totality, but that is good enough for us. We don’t want to get into the crowds of people that are at the places of complete totality.

A Trip to Canada

Several weeks ago we packed up a cooler, threw our luggage in the car and set off on the long drive up to Canada (two days). We met my parents outside of Banff in Canmore and stayed for three days before heading back home. The only thing we really did was hike and soak our bodies in the hot tub. No shopping, except at the grocery store.

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Print Boise

I locked my bike and walked across the street, ready to get out of the heat. I pulled open the large red door and stepped into the white room. Lines were strung across the room. Tiny clothespins held delicate sheets of uniform rectangular paper. It looked like a multitude of Tibetan prayer flags, but they weren’t. These were impressions of Boise.

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Last of the Leftovers VII

Here are the last of my Leftovers VII prints from the exchange this year. These prints are mostly black and white or neutral with maybe just a tad of color.

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Leftovers VII - Part II

I wanted to share a few more of the Leftovers prints I received in the exchange this year. These are some with more color in them. The rest I will share in a different post.

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Kitchen Corner Series

On the counter sits a Mason jar filled with dried cranberries. Next to it a smaller jar holds almonds. Both waiting in the kitchen, ready to provide a quick snack to the hungry passerby. Small scenes like this in the kitchen are inspiration for my Kitchen Corner series, a series of linocut prints started for the Leftovers Print Exchange.

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Leftovers VII - Idaho Artists

There are some food leftovers that I look forward to having the next day as much as the first. But I am always excited for the Leftovers Print exchange hosted each year by Wingtip Press. This year was Leftovers VII and an exhibition was held at MING Studios earlier this year in May.

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A Visit to Corvallis

The week before last, I headed west to Corvallis, Oregon to visit my longtime friend, Carin Feekes. It was nice to get away for a few days and enjoy the greener, different plant life there, the small town, and reconnect with friends.

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Art at St. Alphonsus Hospital

I spent a little bit of time at the hospital this past weekend. Not for any medical reason, but to see the new St. Alphonsus Hospital in Nampa and my artwork that is part of their collection.

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Indigo at Studio B

It was my turn to drive up, over and down the hills, past long-horned bulls and fields of sage, through small towns, over the river and into Weiser for another visit. In the backseat, cookies, carrot salad, brie and crackers were our fuel we brought for our potluck lunch. Those would give us the energy to spend the day experimenting and playing with indigo dye at Studio B, our friend Linda‘s studio at her house. She is always so generous to share her space and tools with us.

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