Category Archives: Art

In Praise of “Bead-worthy”

Every once in a while as an artist you want to give your creative brain a break and do something mindless — but fun. Mirrix offered a beaded bracelet weave-along this week. That sounds like fun! I haven’t worked with … Continue reading

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Finding a New Voice

When you’ve spent a lifetime as an artist, perfecting skills, developing an eye, creating bodies of work that resonate — or don’t — with collectors, you are used to success. You are used to being good at what you do. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland, Lasting Impressions

It’s raining pretty hard, as it has been on and off for the last five days, and the wind is whipping the golden grasses, which is all that really grows in Iceland. I’ve hiked and driven and made photographs in … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – I Never Asked for Adventure

I’m not a thrill seeker. For one thing, I’m 61 and while I still bounce when I fall, I’d rather not fall at all. I don’t love heights, though zip-lining in Costa Rica at my daughter’s insistence (3.5 hours, 13 … Continue reading

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Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Yes, I’m Really Working

Cairn at Dawn, Reykjavik, tapestry, 2×7 in, wool & page from my journal I hear it all the time. “Ooh, you’re so lucky.” “I wish I had your vacations.” And the most common, the snarky, “Must be nice.” Artists go … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland – Inspiration

I took a day-long tour in with 8 others in a small van today. We went to all the typical waterfalls, black beach, small towns. It’s wonderful to see them and I don’t mean to sound jaded, but as a … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland

A few first impressions: March is winter. It’s not “almost spring.” It’s winter. It’s cold. People are outside anyway. If you’re cold, that’s what wool sweaters and hats and gloves and scarves and wool socks and boots are for. It’s … Continue reading

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