Musings 11/ 2015

Musings 11/ 2015

I attended a Martin Sexton concert a couple of days before the Ashland Open Studio Tour. I am a long-time fan of Martin Sexton’s music and I have seen him perform several times over the years. All of the other times I’ve seen him paled in comparison to...
Gaea Walking

Gaea Walking

She is one of those older women, you know, a “free spirit” who is always picking up strays. She helps those who are damaged in one way or another. No one knows that she is the Earth Goddess in human form walking among us doing what she can to restore...

Obsessed With Writing

  As many of you know most of my art pieces have poems or stories that go with them. I can’t help it. The writing is part of THEĀ process of making art for me. The art work comes before the writing 99% of the time. The stories started way back in my career....
Obsession and Art Head  July 2015

Obsession and Art Head July 2015

Obsession and Art Head (the short version) I have been obsessed with clearing my art drawers. Deciding what I will work on and what gets cut up to fill creative clipping bags. Once I began painting on old ghost prints and embelishing the old images with more color and...

Art Life

(A note of caution, my husband says I am whining. I say this is my art life and it is what I am thinking about.) Art Life One of the things I really like about working in the Ashland Art Center is being in community with other artists. Another thing I like is meeting...

Thoughts about Doubts and the Creative Process

Lately I have been thinking a lot about doubts and how I create when I have doubts. Having doubts is part of the process of creating. It is also part of being human. I believe people think that I always know what to do when I am creating a piece.Ā  I don’t. I...
How I Create Monoprints

How I Create Monoprints

In my printing process one thing leads to another, as in the example image above. The image on the left is created with black ink and printed on a sheet of my handmade paper, all the color is from the handmade paper. In the next monoprint I have added blue ink to the...
The Storyteller

The Storyteller

The storyteller tells a story so powerful strong that he turns still-water into a rushing clearwater stream. Through his conjuring words and his graceful movements he calls to the salmon people to come forth, and they do. His story restores the balance for all...
Bear becoming Crow

Bear becoming Crow

Bear wants to know what Crow knows Crow knows how to survive and thrive She rides time like a surfer rides a wave Crow teaches adaptability Crow speaks: Watch this, see what is reflected in my eye? Now fly inside Feel this, be this, Now, do it all backwards Go for the...
A story worth sharing

A story worth sharing

April 2013 On a recent Sunday my husband and I were installing my new old Griffin etching press into my studio. The press weighs about 600 pounds, so once I decided the placement this is where it would stay. No pressure. Just when I settle on an inch here, an inch...
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