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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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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Deadline Hit and Miss

The clock is ticking. The stress is building. Piles are mounting up in my studio as I work trying to meet a deadline. Questions are running through my head:

“What was I thinking? Why did you wait so long to start? Will it get done? Why did I go so big? What’s the point?”

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Leaf Stack Continues

Back in the studio, I have started on another Leaf Stack piece. Here I have my sketch book with lots of thumbnails.

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Night Birches

You have probably been noticing Valentine’s day displays and advertisements or just a proliferation of pink and red everywhere. What first comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Roses, hearts, the color red, love, chocolate? I think chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s. But then, I think it is for every holiday, as well! And why not? Yum!

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