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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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my fab studio life: busy bee!

So, really, bees are astonishingly busy.  Short lives, just six weeks, packed with construction, cleaning, tending, disinfecting, processing, yadda yadda.  Life in the hive. They only actually do the thing we see, flowers and foraging, in the last few days … Continue reading

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My fabulous studio life: tune in

When I first get to work, there’s this free-fall that is frankly uncomfortable. Ah, for the inane safety and focus of facebook– so easy, so consuming! Continue reading

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My fab studio life: chip, chip, chip

Remember the SNL skits with Belushi as the greek short order cook with attitude: cheeburger, cheeburger, chip, no coke, pepsi.  I’ve been thinking about that a lot the past week cuz I’ve been chip, chip, chipping away at my schedule…as … Continue reading

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Bound to be: sketchbook workshop in August

Betsy Barnum and I will be offering a new workshop in August, here at the BeeHaven Studio in West Seattle.  Last time we bound a single sketchbook–to skepticism and wonder–and delight with the finished project. This time we’ll be offering … Continue reading

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Couple more pics from past weekend’s workshop…

Sketchbook bound and wicked good fun:

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Creative workshop: sketchbook bound and unbound!

Last weekend we had another full house for our workshop on making your own sketchbook…and then filling it.  It was the first time Betsy Barnum and I taught together and OMG how great was that! The sketchbook binding process was intriguing … Continue reading

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Interesting: a new old thing…

This excellent blog post on Save Snail Mail….it made me think of the seductive physicality of a sketchbook, filling it, splashing paint and ink, cutting and pasting, stamping, stenciling…the feel of the paper, the smell of ink and paint.  Very real, … Continue reading

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Intuitive Sketchbook in ze new studio

This past weekend we held our first sketchbook workshop in the studio…blessed by unbelievably good weather and an awesome group of six participants (though one did have to cut it short due to a worsening cold). We covered a lot … Continue reading

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Pee Wee makes a showing

My friends in Twisp, WA had a nesting partnership with what I think is a western flycatcher, and they think is a Peewee. I’m right of course, but happily peewees and flycatchers are related so we’re good. 😉 Continue reading

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