Friday, August 31, 2012

Stars, Moons and Hens.

There are white hens on the side board.

What was to be two hens turned into five. 
Some are pausing under the moon and stars, and some are floating skyward.

These drawings celebrate mystery and the ability to  imagine.

Have a Happy Blue Moon!

Monday, August 27, 2012


If you travel about 275 miles north of where I live, lean a little to the right and hug the shoreline of Lake Michigan, you will eventually end up on a little strip of Wisconsin called Door County..

A narrow finger of land surrounded by water. A place where earth, air and water meet. It is this place that we traveled to when we packed up our three dogs on Saturday and drove the five hours that would take us geographically and mentally to a place of leisure enchantment.




Baily is always happy to be a part of something. Misha is a cautious girl and has a harder time relaxing.

You can see these attributes in this photo.




Friday, August 24, 2012

Moving beyond the edges

This week I've been working on a companion piece to
the white hen and stars drawing.


This one is white hen with moon.

Through out the week
an earlier unfinished watercolor image kept turning up.
Sometimes when this happens I put aside what I'm currently working on 
and work on what it is that is asking for attention.

My first thought was that since the image was painted with watercolor
that I would continue with this medium.


After sitting with the image I made some sketches and 
realized that I would combine ink and watercolor on this one.

This painting has to do with breaking out of the normal ways of doing things,
and moving beyond the edges.

Friday, August 17, 2012


In between the time that it takes to draw back 
a curtain,

I have been able to look

with the eyes of a beginner and
 see what hasn't been seen.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Emma, Queen of the Toaster

At breakfast, Emma likes to have the best seat.

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