Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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New Work - Leaf Stack #22

Something has got a hold of me! Not physically, but mentally. I took a brief break from my Leaf Stack series, but have gone back to it. The muse wants to continue on this path and I think it best to go with the flow, for now.

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New Work

At the beginning of the new year, I decided to move in a different direction with my artwork. I took a break from the Leaf Stack series and started on a new piece.

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Arbitrary Color

As the sun set and darkness descended, the misty fog shrouded the street lamps and created an air of mystery. We entered the building, I, with a bit of nervous anticipation. Once inside, the huge space enveloped us. I was given my name tag, with the title “Artist” on it. This title makes me happy.

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100 Drawings - Week 9

My skin is craving the sun and my body wants to be outside, even though the temperatures have been cold in Boise. Our area, this winter, has been a sea of white (snow) and gray (sky/inversion), a monochromatic world.

But monochrome doesn’t have to be dreary. For lesson 9 in the online class, 100 Drawings, taught by Jane Davies, we once again explored monochromatic colors.

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100 Drawings - Week 6

Although the 100 Drawings online workshop I took from Jane Davies is long over, I still have some more of my results to share.

Week 6 was all about going overboard, aiming for maximum variety, like in lesson 4 but now with color.

When I read this lesson, I felt immediate overwhelm about the maximal variety of color, lines, shapes, patterns, etc. I wasn’t sure I was going to have fun with this one. And I didn’t really. (But I didn’t sign up for fun.)

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A Year in Review

Happy New Year! It’s the start of another year. A time for new beginnings, perhaps, new adventures, new explorations, new work. It is also a good time to review the previous year and plan for this next one.

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Celebrating #20

The leaves have mostly fallen to the ground here and they are also stacking up in the studio. I have completed piece #20 in my Leaf Stack series. This is my longest running series for my larger works. I am excited to have reached this milestone and will continue to keep working in the series as I still have more ideas.

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100 Drawings - Week 3

In week 3 of Jane Davies‘ 100 Drawings online workshop, we were to focus on shapes, exploring different ways to create them.

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Back to the Drawing Board

This week it is back to the drawing board. For the second week of my online class, 100 Drawings, with Jane Davies, we did speed painting, which required covering our paper with paint in 20 seconds. Then, we had some rules about going back over those paintings using transparent and opaque paints.

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