Friday, September 23, 2016

In Nakusp...

 First you ink up your plate and add your printing material.

 You place your paper over the plate, rub and make your first print

 You remove your material, place a piece of paper down and make your "ghost" print

 Then you play and continue to add colors and layers.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Columbia Basin Culture Tour 2016

 I decided to show with the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council group at the Crescent Valley hall this year. Last year, I had open house and only had 12 people drop in.

There were several artists showing at the hall. We had over 200 people visit over the 2 days.

 We shared information and techniques. I made several contacts for future sales and classes.

 It was lovely having other artists to talk to.

I look forward to repeating the experience next year. Thanks Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Friday, August 5, 2016


Blue Moon
12x12 acrylic collage

First I made a large painting along this theme for my living room. So I decided to try a small one. I kinda like it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The difference a day makes

So I have been playing around with the Burridge color wheel and inspired by some old kids in clown outfit photos. I got to this stage and the painting was just not working for me. I kept coming back and futzing with the background but it just wouldn't work. I have found that that usually means either 
a) paint over it and start again
b) do something drastic with paint and see what happens

 Maud's clown costume
I changed the red to yellow and everything worked a lot better!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Remembering Sputnik

Remembering Sputnik   16x16 acrylic

While exploring the night like colors of this abstract, a memory was triggered. When I was young, my Dad would drag me out of bed and lead me out to look at the wonders of the heavens.  We watched meteorite showers and searched for satellites. Sputnik was the first. The name alone is a wonder.... a good cat name, perhaps. I have passed star gazing to my daughters and hope they will pass it on to their children.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Land's End may have made a mistake....

Lands’ End has issued a statement apologizing for featuring an interview with Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog, and appears to have pulled the option on their website to donate to the ERA Coalition’s Fund for Women’s Equality. They are so sorry they dared to say something nice about this influential feminist. (That religious school uniform trade must be truly massive.)
ABC 17 News—covering a Missouri Catholic school’s decision to drop the company as a supplier—has the company’s apology:

 “We understand that some of our customers were offended by the inclusion of an interview in a recent catalog with Gloria Steinem on her quest for women’s equality. We thought it was a good idea and we heard from our customers that, for different reasons, it wasn’t. For that, we sincerely apologize. Our goal was to feature individuals with different interests and backgrounds that have made a difference for our new Legends Series, not to take any political or religious stance.”
This comes after discontent among anti-abortion customers burbled into the conservative blogosphere and filled the company’s Facebook page with angry comments and pictures of catalogs thrown in the trash. Though they’ve distanced themselves from Steinem herself, Lands’ End has not addressed their year-long commitment to donating money to the Fund for Women’s Equality; as of yesterday, they would donate $3 if you added the ERA Coalition label to your Lands’ End item of choice. That option appears to be gone from their website now.

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