Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Body Language

The human brain weighs an average of 3 pounds in a man and 2 pounds 12 ounces in a woman. The capacity of the brain has been expressed as the # 1 followed by 6.5 million zeros. It is the size of 2 clenched fists held tightly together.

The human heart weighs between 9 – 11 ounces. It was thought long ago to be where human emotion came from. It is the size of 1 clenched fist. What is the capacity of the heart?

Why do they compare the brain and heart to a fist? Are we angry minded and mean hearted?

Humans are the only animals that cry and we are the only ones that kill our own species.

These are some of the things that piqued my curiosity years ago and prompted one of my art statements. I thought I would share this with everyone (You can read the art statement on my very first posting).

I have been busy getting ready for: Holiday Art Mart (11/28 thru 12/25) at Ukazoo Books in Towson and getting artwork for the Robert Andreasian Gallery in the Arts District, downtown. Plus the other shows coming in December and January. My writing and artwork will also be in the online publication Traipsing Turtle. Well I hope everyone has a wonderful and FILLING turkey day.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Exhibits for December and January 2008

I will be a part of a group show at the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Maryland in December. The piece in the show is Autumn Moon ( the header image on this blog). I am looking forward to this exhibit. The show is titled "One Good Turn: Fall Foliage". I am working on a print in whites/off whites for the January group show. I will be having a solo exhibit there in June and July ( lots of prints to get done). I am enjoying the Mourning Moon and have a pretty busy schedule this weekend. I will be attending two art receptions as well as going to the American Visionary Art Museum. Have a great week end!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I am back on the EAST coast and wow! even though I have been gone 11 months ( almost to the day). I am dealing with culture re-adjustment. The air is more clogged with fumes, some of the people here have a different attitude than what I'm used to. I will be OK. I have applied at several arts organizations and have belief that there will be a very positive outcome in the employment area of my life. I am 1/2 way unpacked, TSA ransacked both pieces of my luggage!!!! MONSTERS they are!!! I will be painting and busy doing some art this week. I want to thank everyone who sent messages to me wondering why I had not posted. Transistions are NEVER easy. I will be posting on a regular basis again and thanks for your concern, till next time...........PEACE

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brain on Nature or Nature on The Brain..........

Last night my sleep was disturbed. I tossed and turned, woke, all to often. What dreams I had were very intense and vivid. Thoughts just going, going, going and then the odd feeling........ you just KNOW somethings going on or about to happen ( good or not ). Much like animals with weather. Maybe it's due to transition.

I want to thank those who have e-mailed me about my Yule cards. With everything that's going on it is very refreshing to have conversations as well as orders for them. I miss the days when I had great conversations on all sorts of art topics. Speaking of ART....I will be in an Mail Art Exhibit at the Atelier Deux Mondes in Metz France. The theme for the exhibit is TWO WORLDS. and it can be viewed at the Gallery blog from October 2008 thru April 2009 ( I will post link when the exhibit opens ).
I have done several of these before and they are always a fun and challenging experience. The challenge for me is to create on such a small surface ( 5" x 7" largest ). I am looking forward to seeing other artists versions of the Two Worlds theme.
I am also doing the Painting Cans Show in Madrid, Spain. I like this one just as much as the mail art show, since it's crushed cans with pull tabs, that are painted and then sent to the Gallery/Space. I will post this link at a later date as well ( the site is under construction at the moment).
The image shown is from when I lived in Olympia. It is a tree that's right outside, but I used a photo program to alter it. I love the way it looks like a brain. I will use it for one of my encaustics at some point.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sanquine Shades of Autumn

I love this time of year, this fall season. I remember writing in one of my journals that I love Autumn, the way the color on peoples faces change and the crispness in the air. Soon, I will be able to make that crunchy sound of leaves. I just love this season it makes me feel perky, the baking of pies, cider and all that comes with it. I'm getting carried away there.........
I'm working on sets of original, signed & dated Yule cards. there are 12 in each series and cost $20.00 per pkg. I will mail images with an e-mailed request ( Top right sidebar ), due to the new copyright issues ( laws ) I do not wish to post them. I will be taking some to a few venues in Olympia. I want a few more retail spots and have been networking on this. I think it's called administrative work, the real time consumer :( . I would much rather be creating, of course. So any who...... I am a very disapointed football fan...... these are things that happen in sports. I have joked about giving up being a fan! ( cough, cough, wink, wink..) RIGHT!!! onto a different subject. I had the chance to see and hear ALBINO! a band from California. They were at the Eastside on 4th. WOW!! they KICKED ASS!!! I would so love to see them again.
My Son Jason will be 26 on the 26th jeeezzzz where does the time go?? AND He and my Daughter inlaw have been married a year!!
I edited my last entry since I found this really cool poem, so check it out.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

I am still only sketching, instead of just doing charcoal or graphite; I am incorporating color with pastels and colored pencils. The sketches I have done are Warhol-ish self portraits, there will be 6 8 x 11 like the portraits he did of people. One is purple, black and white (shown) another will be primary colors and one earth tones. I have not thought yet as to what the others will be.
The Because of Wichita series will be featured through the University of Mississippi Forensics Department ( Sept. 19, 08 ).
I am still sniffing my paints and brushes, like lovers attracted by scent or someone huffing glue. Makes me feel like I'm ( back ) with the love of my life. I miss painting and doing encaustic more than I have ever missed anything in my life. I am becoming depressed and just feeling down right off balance. I am reminded of something I read. ( I do not recall the author )" At the core of us, as an artist. It is in our work, by our work that we re-assemble the fragments, re-create wholeness". This statement is appropriate to the circumstances in my life.
September has always been a busy month for birthdays, etc. My Daughter Areca's, my Brother Bryan's birthday ( both on 9/15), my Son Jason's birthday on the 26th , A few other personal events, 9 – 11 and should I now include the month Tom Brady went down as well as a few other good players?. Well time for me to stop writing and finish diggin' on Cyndi Lauper The Body Acoustic. Enjoy the full moon!!
I found this on another site that I do not recall the name of. I thought I would edit my September 11, post and I am adding it. I think it's hauntingly prophetic, in it's own way.

from September 1, 1936 by W.H.Auden
I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night....
Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the
JustExchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mask And Feather Dynamics

I have done some sketching while jammin' on The Beatles and now I have " I Got a Feelin' " stuck in my head. These following words surfaced.
His touch on her skin would be a mantle She could shed and put on again through the power of memory. Here on this gravel bed in the pine needle rain she let him enter her like water. The memory of this morning, his eye in hers, his movement like a tide pushing the sea against the sand of its only shore. Her body's joy was colored darker now from venture of skin on skin, might be the last one. Each image stood still besides it's own shadow. Even the warmth of his body next to her afterward was an orange brown heat she stroked with her fingers, memorizing it against the days when that space would be cold.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What I like about August......It's Pre season football time!!!!

I have been experiencing a forced vacation from painting. I am at least still doing some creative activity. I am going to do stringer work for The Sitting Duck. I am writing on Mudcat and John Reese. I might write about other topics of interest in the future as well. I am very happy that Fay did not turn into something much worse. I will post when I get my articles done.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

She Said, She Said...

I am really digging the rain along with the New Moon. On the roof top and Down in the ravine, It reminds me of the " Crying Shower". The cleansing. The inner and outer workings of buildings and the people that dwell with-in them. I posted that writing on my myspace blog.... Lotus_beauty.
Another cool thing happened, 2 or 3 crows were messing around rather curiously on the kitchen skylight. It was odd to see and hear the close inter-action.
I am listening to an interesting mix of music. I have heard my Beetles The Black Album and now The soundtrack from Natural Born Killers. I just love days like this to get your head screwed on tight.
The image posted is titled " Breaking Out of The Past." it resides in Key West FL. The media used for it is : Oil Paint,barbed wire, broken mirror, plaster, rope and razor blades. I wanted to post a sketch I did of a female figure peeling / shedding her skin, BUT I do not have an image of it on my photos. I will post some new work as soon as I get some done.
This image is fitting for the new moon and the cleansing rain.
Till next time....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Them Bones

The 2 workshops I were to do have been officially canceled, by me. :( :( . I think they are looking for someone to take my place in the classes ( Center For The Creative Arts) I feel really sick about not being able to go, but I have to move and II can't afford to do both. I must admit, that even with the ugly feelings I have against Delaware; Newark, my "hometown" has been very supportive in my classes. I was also looking forward to seeing my son Todd, my Momma and a few long-time friends.
My anchor and I went to the Tenino Wine Festival. We met a couple there ( some friends of his ). Bump Kitchen played, they are a really great band. There was a vendor selling sand-cast African beads. The blue ones were my favorite. I did purchase a bone; He thinks it's human and so do I . What do you think?. I also feel it could be a piece of the ulna or radius in the arm. I love it and it was really worth the $5.00. Humm, even dead our bodies have a price......???
So anyway, I want to pick up a motor home ASAP. I am just really digging on that. I have always wanted to have one so I have this opportunity for one ( IT NEEDS CLEANED ) it runs and could be a fairly constant art studio. I have a design already in mind for the table being converted to one that can be placed on an angle, like a drawing table.
Fantasy roadtrip....... if I could, I would drive down through New Mexico, Arizona, New Orleans, Kansas and Florida. I do not think the motor home could handle all that, but it sounds good in my head!!
I broke down and purchased some soft pastels, just so I can have a medium that is dry and has pigment. I am still planning on doing the Lacey Community Market August 9th.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nature Nymph meets Chaos??? ( Edited )

I am in a state of turmoil. I need to create and express visually, since I am not very good at verbal communication during stressed moments. In fact, something very few people know about me; I stutter or stammer when I am VERY stressed. I do speak in public, as in: lectures, presentations or classes. I digress. I have to paint. I think I'm Dt-ing from colbalt blue, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, linseed oil and warm wax. I find myself sniffing oil paintings that are tucked in between their homeless cardboard box layers; Anxious,sitting, waiting for their new??? place.
I have entered the Burning Man '08 community art project( wdydwyd dot com ) DO IT YOUR SELF :) The question is " Why Do You Do What You Do?" My response " Because I am a birth order ( 1st ) woman - marketing tool born in the 60's."

Since I have not been able to paint, just semi-sketch and write. I have been thinking quite a bit about nature and how I really feel AS nature. I am so peaceful, grounded, calm and STILL when in nature, hence the motor home. I love to camp. I give my Mother credit and kudos for this. My Mother has always been one I hold in my utmost admiration, but that will be in the biography. Alright, back to where I was. I feel like I need to re-ground myself.......Did I not just freakin' do this ?? I just went camping for 2 days. I feel that I really need some solitude....NO!! Sanctuary. I stumbled on my artist statement on actual paper tonight, so in my nature thought. I conjured up other nature quotes. I have quoted Thoreau in one of my art statements, well, I covet the life he had on the pond. He was a fortunate man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nature is the organ through which the universal spirit speaks to the individual, and strives to lead back the individual to it."
The sketch (Painting That Was.) "Lovers Dance" I actually did this as a painting, then covered it up.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Full Moon Thursday With a Side of Dynamics

Tonight is the 1st night of the full moon. I'm thinking there will be clear skies, so the view should be wonderful. I have been packing up to move again ( has this ride stopped yet??? ). My brushes, paints and painting surfaces are put away. I hate doing that, it really leaves me feeling distraught. There have been some dynamics in the last week or so and I have the need to get some of the responses out. On a lighter note, there were 2 baby deer in the yard yesterday and they were so darn cute as well as semi friendly. I went to a small bon-fire the other night and met this GREAT sculpture / artist his name is John Reese ( click on entry heading ) check out his site he has some take your breath away pieces. The posted sketch is a self portrait, it fits how I feel. When I have my supplies unpacked I would like to put it on canvas. !!! Enjoy the MOON !!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lacey Community Market

This Saturday from 9 am untill 3 pm I will be selling artwork at the Lacey Community Market ( Southbound I-5 , right on Martin Way, left on College St. Northbound I-5 right on College St. ). Works are from $10.00 and up. I hope to see you there..... let me know if you read about it on this blog.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


In psychodynamics, cathexis is defined as the process of investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea. I'm working on some 24 x 24 abstracts. Cathexis, the title of the series; They are color and emotion based abstracts and I feel that they come from the PLACE where I am in my life. My relationship, moving ( again ), the process and energy that goes into creating art.I hope the viewer will experience a cathexis of their own as well. I will post images at a later date. The image that is shown is from the BECAUSE of WICHITA series ( the series with human ashes )

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Roots and Nests

The open studio went OKAY. The weather was great ( for Oly.). There were maybe 20ish people that showed. I really think that the state of current economics had a hand in it. I have started working on some other encaustic pieces with roots and some with nests; I of course have over thought the pieces, but that's me. I know that the roots are grounding and stability; The nests, well home. I find it strange that one of the nests has 2 eggs I noticed this after I started working on it..... the mind and it's deep recesses are profound to me ( has a way of just throwing stuff out there, I LOVE IT).This relationship that I am in is having a wonderful and interesting input on my art. I am looking forward to seeing what other beautiful and fantastic paintings transpire from it.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Sun Shines Through

I just love it when life takes on these interesting turns, by this I mean I've been busy in the studio and networking on behalf of my business/art. I have picked up an art student!! I'm so very happy about that since I like teaching art. I think I might have also picked up a commission for a figurative painting. I am starting to get back into my regular routine of keeping up with my Friday blog posts. I worked on more of the encaustic pieces yesterday and today. I think the 6 x 6 ones are the strongest in the small encaustic series. I do hope they sell. I also ran into the fellow that did the squid I mentioned before; He and some of his musician friends will hopefully come to the open studio and play!!! that would be fantastic!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is it really June???

Take a deep breath. I have worked on ( lots ) of 6 x 6 encaustics. They are a new small series 1 set of doors, another are dolls with bones and some of birds and nature. I am getting really excited about the studio event ( June 21, 10 - 10 ). I am happy with myself for not being my "normal" psycho self; I usually feel that way before any opening, but life is GRAND!! I went to the Artist Garage sale here in town 2 weekends ago ( SCORED BIG!! ). I also went to several music related events, the fish fry at Steam Boat Island Grange KICKED some serious ass!!! I loved all the music, but I had a particular attraction to The Blackberry Bushes, Mudcat and Cabin Kind. I was also able to acquire a great pastel giant squid ( I LOVE IT ). The whole event, weekend made me feel home sick for some of my very dear and special coven family.
I find it hard to believe that it's JUNE!! I'm still wearing sweaters and warm stuff??? solstice is just 11 days away hummm. Well on a final note........................
20 years ago today I gave birth to an almost 10 pound baby boy; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODD!!

DIG my new true knee highs....wicked!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Love is in the Air

Well it has been sometime since I posted, which to me is a good sign......that means I have been busy!!! which I have. I am working on so many projects at the same time. I have done many small encaustic works and I have been working on a self portrait series, PLUS getting proposals out for shows with & with-out lectures or presentations on the Because of Wichita series. I have also been looking for a part time job as well. I really hope that my open studio on June 21st goes very well ( financially and attendance ).

Olympia is blooming more everyday. I have cut several types of very colorful flowers, their smell reminds me of all the years I lived in New Orleans.............SIGH

It seems that most people I know are finding partners or they are getting married....LOVE IS IN THE AIR.

till next time......

Friday, May 9, 2008

False Spring

Today I have A False Spring, from Ernest Hemingway's A Movable Feast. brewing in my head. The first paragraph is fitting for this moment in time, for me, since I would like to pack away woolen sweaters and socks, but, given the weather here Mother Nature would surely laugh in my face. My favorite sentence is the last in the paragraph " People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.";
I also have a news brief from San Fran. About a dead whale under the pier The news reporter, to me, came across as rather cold about it. Question......Could the whale have gotten stuck because the pier was there in the first place???? another humankind contribution to the demise of harmless and fascinating creatures.

The photo is of a deer here in the yard.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Downtown Olympia

The sun will shine just long enough to remind me of warmer places I've lived. It's great for the Olympia Artwalk. Yesterday when I was downtown doing the window at Doria's; I walked around and saw some graffiti / art in the one alley by Doria's. I could still smell the paint. There are some other artists that have some very interesting work. I really like that Olympia is OPEN to the arts.
The window looks good at Doria's I wish I could have had Fur, the movie about Diane Arbus playing somewhere along all the gowns, shoes and shiny things.

Nasa has released some images of galaxies colliding, I think they are awesome, could be some source of inspiration...

Friday, April 18, 2008

An Art Movie

I watched the movie My Kid Could Paint That. The movie is about Marla Olmstead age 4 & 5 at the time of filming. She does these abstract, Pollock and Basquiat type paintings, which are nice paintings. I do not think the father does them, which has been an issue for the media and Marla's collectors. What bothers me about the whole thing is her brother Zane he must feel so left out, since everything was Marla, Marla, Marla. I ( as a parent ) wonder about both kids psyches.
I would reccommend this movie to any artist. My favorite part was when they compared the 4 year old to Jackson Pollock, who in my opinion painted drunken temper tantrums!!! . The lesson to be learned from the movie................ IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MARKETING, make sure you have a HOOK.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Knitting and Recycled Clothing

I figured for todays post I would comment on other art forms. Knitting and recycled clothing. The purple wrap my mother knitted for me is beautiful; Isadora Duncan would be envious, it's over 6 ft. long, soft and a wonderful shade of purple. There are also flowers in the design/pattern. The dress I'm wearing in the other photo, was an unintended gift. It's a slip that has lace enhanced features. Some of the lace is antique. The dress is the creation of Nalo Hopkinson, the writer. I believe she still sells her craft on ETSY. I have placed a link to her blog with this post.

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's not always sunny in Olympia

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Olympia. I am down in the studio ( the Kat Kave ) painting. I have sent many press releases out for the Open Studio June 21st .I have had a few responses already. The Because of Wichita series is turning out to be somewhat popular and creating a bit of a stir; Which is what the paintings are to do anyway. I feel that what's the point of doing art if it does not stir something. The series is NOT intended to be SHOCK ART. I just want the viewer to get their own meaning, opinion and experiences from the pieces.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Well I have been busy working on the flyer for my open studio event June 21. I have a few designs drawn up, maybe I'll use them all. I will of course post on here.

I have found this very interesting site on creativity and the 32 traits of creative people. Http:// so check it out. Also, it's fundraising time on KPLU, if you listen to NPR then give something if you can.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

WWAO April Showcase

Well it's April !! it has been very nice the last 2 days here in Olympia. Please check out the link to visit the WWAO April Showcase hosted by Dorothy Birch. The Olympia Artwalk is also this month ( 25 & 26 ). I have several more pieces for the Because of Wichita series done. Will be a welcomed busy month.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Because of Wichita Art Statement

I have decided to post my art statement on the new series I have been working on for sometime now. I am not placing any visuals until May or June. They will be available for viewing during my art opening June 21, 2008. Please keep in mind this statement is copyrighted.

"Because of Wichita"
Art Statement

Nearly a million people world-wide die by suicide, annually. The Because of Wichita series brings to the viewer the varying perspectives such as religious thought, mental health, gun control and the value of human life. In turn the residual effects the act leaves behind.

Art is about communicating, first of all, with self and later the listener, the viewer. It is about communicating through emotions in one form or another, reaching out and if successful, connecting with and resonating with-in the viewer.
I want to create this sort of communication by presenting paintings that are open to the viewers entering, engagement and imagination.
I am after a presence that transcends whatever illusion suggests itself, a presence that constitutes the expression of the painting. What the viewer sees', reads, connects with, perhaps recognizes, his or her own meaning, depends on that persons' experiences.

What "effect" means to me is the emotional response to a place, an event, a person; Of course this occurs from whatever is retained with-in me, from experience, observation, perception and/or impression. We are part of nature physically and/or spiritually.

This series is the human form in the truest sense. By using a stark white background, graphite and paint containing human ashes and personal ephemera associated with a suicide.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March Madness ?

I have started another painting; Another female figure, nude. I am thinking of the title " Dirty Hands" . A stellar jay bird woman, eventually.

By the way......... I have read something about the weather channel founder wants to sue Al Gore over global warming issue.................WTF!!!!!!!!!!! I mean really come on are that many people wearing blinders or something?????

Monday, March 3, 2008


Well I have completed 2 paintings, except for the final steps of signing and then varnishing them. These 2 paintings will be at Doria's on April 25 ,26 Peacock Woman will hang as a pack drop, since it is so big. It's going to be a very interesting display. Please be reminded they are for sale and copyrighted.

Rainy Monday

Well we are having some rain, it's been over a week. So today will be a day to have a fire and work down in the studio. The crocus are popping up all over the yard and they are beautiful. Peacock Woman is almost completed. I will be doing the Downtown Olympia Art Walk April 25 and 26 so stop by Doria's on Washington ST. I will post more here as it gets closer to the date. For now a photo of some purple crocus out in the backyard.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Update on Peacock Woman

First I would like to state that this is not a self portrait. Several people have asked this. I am still working on the under-painting in some areas, this will take a while to finish due to my very sore thumb on my painting hand.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Skateboarder run over

Last night, while walking home. I had a skateboarder run me over. Now he is coming down a pretty good sized hill, so he's going fairly fast. I did not see or hear him, so he plowed into me. I have a bruise on my breastbone, two skinned up knees, A ripped pair of nice pants, a broken toe, and a broken and ripped off nail on my thumb. I have nothing against skateboarders, but they should really watch were they are going.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Peacock Woman

Here is an updated image of "Peacock Woman" . There is going to be hundreds of dollars in paint do to the size (huge). I will post more images as I get further along.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Last nights total lunar eclipse from here in Olympia, WA. WAS BEAUTIFUL!! I had a perfect view, so all my moon and weather "praying" worked out. I am most certain this will show up in a painting. I only wish that all my friends on the east coast could have seen it, but they were getting SNOW. Well I'm heading back into my studio, so till next time..................................

Sunday, February 17, 2008

2 works in progress

Well I was working alot in the studio today. I have started 2 paintings one is very large 90 ish by 60 ish the title is "Peacock Woman" and the other I have not yet placed a "title" on. They both are in oil. and for sale. They are not yet quite finished, will be by Tuesday.
You can go to my myspace link on this blog and see the development of these paintings in the"pics" section under wet paint.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Series

Well today has been a very busy day for me in my studio. I am working on a new series of paintings. The series is titled " Because of Wichita" there will be quite a few in this series. I will not post any images of this series on the internet, they will be unveiled on June 21, 2008 when I have my open studio. The image in the background is of one of my prints, made from hand-cut lino and hand drawn leaves on the bottom. The bird image is from a dead bird I saw on one of my walks.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Olympic National Park / Forest

I returned from another mini road trip. I went to the Olympic National Park. Stayed at the Kalaloch Lodge in the cabins right on the bluff. Experienced every type of weather known to humans, in less than a 10 hour period,with the exception of tsunami, tornado and cyclone. Ran into some elk and deer. I found some more beautiful rocks and some driftwood. Stopped at a visitor center in Forks, met this wonderful woman who told stories from her tribe ( Quileut), handed down to her from her Grand Father.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Mt. Baker

I returned last Sunday from a trip to Mt. Baker. I went with a friend and it was a blast. The snow was awesome, like being IN a snow globe. I took lots of interesting photos; one in particular was of ice crystals that looked like a white crystal forest, VERY BEAUTIFUL. I am leaving once again Tuesday with another friend for Olympic National Park, so check back for photos.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Full Moon

For the last several nights I have had the honor of being awakened by the full moon shining very brightly on me. I just lay there awash in the glow and soaking all her wonder and magic in. This makes me want to create another from my “My Moon” series. The one posted here is from 2006 titled “ My Moon 1” the painting was taken from me and I have not been able to locate it; I am needless to say extremely upset over this.

So I can't wait untill I am in bed again and she wakes me up.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Yesterday I had the most awesome time at the Seattle Opera. It was the first time I have ever been to an opera AND WOW. I will go again!! the creative director added their own touch too it in the dream sequence ROPE DANCERS !!! beautiful!!! This is a photo of the program and my ticket.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Thanks to my Mom

" To have a mother who loves you for being independent is to have a mother who fosters rebellion in your heart and revolution in your bones." source unknown

Encaustic Painting

Well I have started working in encaustic and I LOVE it. The translucent-ness of the wax/paint is wonderful. I also like that I can continue too use it with my other mediums, as in mixed media and printmaking. I will post some images at a later date.

Friday, January 18, 2008


I found these two rocks on the road trip down the coast. I feel so LUCKY !! they are stunning. It was during a west coast sunset, the sunset was very beautiful as well. Inspiration abound. The photos were taken by my friend Wayland.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Back in Olympia

Well returned from going down the southbound 101. Stayed in 2 yurts along the way. I have more posts on this. but I had a BLAST met some really great people and hung-out with a few animals. Check back for more posts on the trip

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Road Trip

Well Just had a few friends over for a very veggan dinner and I am packing up some things for a road trip down to the most southern part of Oregon. my intentions are to stay in a yurt or in the 2 man tent. I will be video taping the trip as well as photographing things along the way. so please check back to see how it's all going.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years Day. This is a photo of sunrise over Mt. Rainier