Monday, March 31, 2008


"Ruth gleaning wheat" oil on canvas..


Work of the week, producing much fruit! There is much embelishing going on around here..

Saturday, March 29, 2008


This is an old tank by the train crossing near by. I'm sure it's been long out of use.. It is the subject of the next set of paintings.. progress or not? I seem to be enamored of rust lately. And this is one big rusty thing. Maybe 'transition' is a better title.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Landscape that got juried into a show, simple, and windswept. Starting 'Illustration Friday' next week..

Thursday, March 27, 2008

time out

Two paintings juried into shows, now that's a great way to go through a week! Funny, too, it's always the ones you don't think will make it...
A cup of tea and a ray of sunlight. Back to work this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I don't seem to be the kind of artist that can work on one thing at a time. I work on organic, fluid subjects, then crave the concrete, solid blocks of man made forms. I used to feel pretty guilty about this, but now I just accept it. Hence the name of this blog..
Artist and crafter. I don't fit exactly into either world. That's ok.
photo: painting landscapes

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

artist's way

Ok, I'm probably the last person on Earth to read this book, but I am now. And doing it.

by Julia Cameron

Monday, March 24, 2008


Back to work. Photo of a mural I've done.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


He is risen, indeed!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

garden spells

A great book from Sarah Addison Allen. A magic garden , family legacies, wonderful characters, lots of food! Delightful.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

lady e

This is from Pam Allen's "Scarf Style". The Lady Elinor. There is entire online groups dedicated to this pattern. I love it, I loved knitting it, and I'm on my 4th right now! This was done in Kureon, a yarn I adore, in Fall colors. My idea was to to one for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall..I'm on Summer right now..

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

the birth house

Love, loved this book by Ami McKay..set in Nova Scocia, it's a great read for anyone....


Small signs out there that it's coming..soon to be a beautiful tulip..

Monday, March 17, 2008


I've been to Ireland twice, and I really loved it. Extremely nice people, unbelieveable landscapes. 1000 shades of green. Really.

(photo of some green here)

Friday, March 14, 2008


This was a quilt designed and made by me, for a friend who lost her husband of 50+ years.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Time to work, the tools of the trade.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Listening to the new Nine Inch Nails album "Ghosts I-IV". Love it! Inspirational music.

Photo: late shadows over a battlefield of ghosts..

Monday, March 10, 2008


A new week, a new deadline. Make art. Look up and see.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Which road to take? The road less traveled, filled with potholes? Or the easy way, the way we know?

Friday, March 7, 2008


It is golden. Fridays, the quiet before the storm of weekends.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


First juried show! Acrylic painting from 2007...