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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Leaf Stack Series

Back in November, I shared a post with you that showed in progress photos of one of my Leaf Stack pieces. I finished that piece before the end of the year. And now, I am finally getting around to sharing it here!

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Shibori (or Rudolph in a Storm)

My studio has now been transformed into the guest bedroom. I probably won’t be working on art much over the holidays. But I recently managed to work on a few small pieces using the shibori fabric I dyed during the Neutral Territory workshop I attended.

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Commissioned

At the end of September, I dropped off an artwork that a patron had commissioned me to do. Commissions are a very different way of working for me and I learn something with each one.

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