World of Threads Festival

As a got off the plane, I was surprised how quickly I had made it through customs. The next hurdle was trying to make my way to the train. With a little human help and some signs, I was able to board the express train to downtown Toronto. I was in the city for my first international artist reception.

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Mini Leaf Stack Series

As a member of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization, I participate in the big annual open studio event each October. This weekend over 60 artists will open the doors of their studio to the public. I will have my studio open Oct. 13th & 14th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the first time, visitors will be able to see my new series of small artworks, the Mini Leaf Stack series.

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Field Study Series

Work continues on my Field Study series. In a previous post, I shared Field Study (O1P1) with you. It is the first piece in this series inspired by my artist residency at Playa in Oregon. Having taken lots of photos during my residency, there is still plenty of stimulus to continue to make more work based on that experience. Field Study (O2P2) continues building on that.

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Happy New Year!

It has been almost an entire month since I’ve posted on the blog. What I have been doing during that time? Enjoying being with family and friends, sitting by the fireplace on cold days, reading books, occasionally riding my bike in freezing weather, working on puzzles and not worrying about being “connected” online.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

“You are out of order!” someone says as the gavel hits the block. This is what I am imagining in my head right now as I am posting events out of order here.

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Leaf Stack Turns 30

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I posted any of my own art here. It’s time to get you caught up on my Leaf Stack series.

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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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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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