Monday, October 26, 2009


twice in two days, i was heading down to my basement to work on my "wood cuts" work and i get pulled away, oh so very easily...
yesterday, i got caught up in jack's left over bee boxes sitting outside of his shop (will post those soon) and today i had an idea for another idea that has been swimming inside of me for a few months, centered around books...
i'm deciding to put this one up even though i'm feeling protective of it, its so new and because its so new, it feels private and exciting and still in its shiny paper wrapping...

Friday, October 23, 2009

apple head days #2 and #5

progressing nicely, its sitting on top of a corn cob holder punched in to a paper cup.

a few ideas for "wood cuts"

a few ideas from the series "wood cuts" for the december show at the Catalyst in Missoula...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

apple head day one

how long has it been since you've made one?
my mom was big on doing craft projects on the weekends and i had some pretty artistic teachers in grade school. i just got back from a visit with my mom in upstate new york and it was apple season. we went for a drive in to the country to look at the leaves and stopped at Indian Ladder Farms where you can pick apples, get cider, get squash ( i counted over 20 varieties) and smack your lips over homemade donuts. for some reason i thought about making apple head dolls...i started today. unlike the healing brush in photoshop or creating a curves layer in photoshop on an image , you can't go back on a cut in to an apple, its a whole different way of working - immediate and permanent. i'll keep you posted on the progress.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

random impressions of Bulgaria

Jack and I were most fortunate to do an extraordinary cycling trip with extraordinary friends, Gary and Karen about a month ago. We were on tandem cycles for three weeks. Here is an array of images from the experience.

Bogged down in blog thinking

Over the last few weeks, I've been bogged down thinking about the validity of my blog. I've had the big bat out over my head anyway as I'm preparing for a show in December in Missoula and I'm trying to do new work (cutting up old photographs and test prints to make something new). Art and yes fear, has raised its ugly head. I woke up this morning and realized that what this blog does is show me, me. My difficulty in committing, my struggle with self doubt, my self absorption, laziness and ok, something positive, my longing for beauty. So buck up, as my husband says and just get to work. Get some posts going and put it out there, visual journaling, with no lock on the cover of the diary.

Friday, October 9, 2009


The snow showers last night produced a flurry of compositions...

breath on cold glass

making tea

baby lucy on the couch