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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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The New new-bee

Every inspection of the hive at this point is something of a revelation.  I sort of have an idea what to expect, sort of don’t.  The big news this week about the hive that started way back four weeks ago … 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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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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This Home We Share: artist book installation for Shift exhibit July, 2012

I’m nearing completion on This Home We Share, an artist book comprised of hand drawn images telling–without words–a story about a home, three resident creatures, and a late winter afternoon.  It’ll be exhibited at Shift Collaborative Studio through the month … 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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A 25 foot accordian book, a story without words, a different perspective of Home.

I’m working on an installation that will show at Shift Collaborative Studio in Seattle through the month of July–a 25 foot accordion book, a story without words, a different perspective of Home. Here are a few sneak previews:

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Couple more pics from past weekend’s workshop…

Sketchbook bound and wicked good fun:

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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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New Work at Alki Arts: The Crows

Series of five small encaustic works on rice paper at Alki Arts in West Seattle, enjoy!  West Seattle Art Walk tonight, come on by if you’re in the hood.

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