Tag Archives: artists and nature

Moving indoors

Well, what can I say? This summer in Seattle, brilliant sunny day after day after day, often left me recalling summer in my hometown in SoCal–get your outdoor work done early, chill in the shade later on.  Life in the … Continue reading

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In praise of chaos, naturally: Marla Spivak and Kevin Cox

When you see a house with a wide bright green lawn, maybe a white picket fence, and some kind of roundish tree plopped down in the middle, you are seeing an elegant expression of managerial control.  Little upkeep, chemically enhanced, … Continue reading

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A blog by any other name….

Today’s post covers a lot of ground. First, I’m renaming my blog because, well, the other day as I was heading into the house to make our bountiful garden dinner, I turned the doorknob and thought: uh-oh, my hands are … Continue reading

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The fine art of building a home…from a bee’s perspective

A top bar hive is a sort of ark or small coffin shaped structure with bars across the top and nothing inside…for a little while.  A very little while.  Because once you pour a hive of bees inside, watch out: … Continue reading

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OMG: bees. (my fab studio life continues)

I gave my studio a name about three years ago: Rancho Bee Haven.  We were consciously growing bee friendly gardens and of course, our early attempts at veggie cultivation, so: the name. But behind that, I longed to be a … Continue reading

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Ex-Libris: the blue of distance

Siolo Thompson is curating a show entitled Ex-Libris: 100 artists, 100 books for the Association of Writers & Publishers conference to be held in Seattle in February.  Needless to say, I love the idea for this show. Each of the … Continue reading

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Release: new show at Shift in April

Energy!  It’s about energy!  All my work lately seems to be focused on energy–a very nice theme for spring. A couple of the drawings for Release, opening at Shift April 4, are nearly 8ft long, although only one will likely make … Continue reading

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New show at Shift Collaborative, opening Apr 4: Release

I’ve been working with maps again, this time hydrology maps from the 1940s, most of them of Southeast Asia–Japan, Burma, the Philippines–places that might come in handy for planning a by-sea invasion, for example. But maps are interesting–so disconnected from … Continue reading

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This Home We Share–a most wonderful reception

This Home We Share, a 25 foot accordion book installation, with accompanying materials, was so exuberantly received, I’m still sorta buzzing from it.  The comments and responses were well beyond what I’d hoped–enough to make me sorta-wanna tackle part 2 … Continue reading

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Why do we do what we do (that voodoo)

Who knows how we get wrapped up in a project.  I mean really.  You do something, maybe you set a goal or you have a vision in your head, an idea.  You really want to see if you can do … Continue reading

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