Maple red.Turquoise water.Swimmers in wet suits now,the first fall colors have cometo the pond, mallards flockingeight ducks and a drake, grackelscowbirds, red-wings gatheringsquawking from the oak tops,more crows, hawks huntingmovementgetting readyfirst fall.
I love to work with recycled magazine pages.They represent color and mood to me. I especially like pages with multiple small photosthat give a sense of time or place. These pasted images become something elseentirely when they are painted over,written over, torn, cut up, sanded,reconstructed, sewn into another collage,layered, painted, chalked, drawn onand now will […]
Spectacular rustic haven.Water and light.Song of loons.Slap of hulls on the pond and the wind bending the white pinesto it’s will. Jonatha Brooke, diva dancer goddess inspiring us to begin thatfirst evening by the smoky bonfire. Jenny Doh, goddess of the Somerset world and fiber artistinstilling in all of us that we can “make something […]
While the classes were fabulous,the art expanding,the food delicious and hot,which we needed in the cool air,none of it would have meant anythingwithout the companionship and sharing I experienced. Tears and laughter, laughter and tears,copious quantities of both.Late night fire soaking wine drinking talksabout art and life, photography and journals,dogs and David’s. Cabin-mates Kim, Carolyn, […]
Sarah Ahearn Soft spoken, gentle, encouraging and open.She shared ten years of her journal/art evolution with us. Her work has such lightness and depth, a richness that atfirst was not apparent to me until I began to studythe layers and layers and fine details of her paintings.See her work here. We are so pleased to […]
Judy, Judy, Judy… Play all day, upside down faces,painted in vivid colors, tracing hands,secret writing, sealed envelops. All of it unfinished waiting for thenext layers, collage, words, paint.
Illuminating, transformative, fearless, playful mojo. Judy, Judy, Judy… Judy Wise is the wisest, most real artist Ihave ever had the pleasure to meet. She is soreal and so wonderful and her hugs are the stuffof legend. See her work here. I leaned, froze, stretched, cried and shoutedyippee at the end of this day. Collage, paint, […]
I was packing art supplies for the Squam Retreat today and this is howmy mind feels. Be prepared?? Or too prepared. I am trying to go with the no expectations feeling but want to makesure I have what I need. Can’t wait really, nervous and excited at the same time, shouldbe so much fun. I […]
The flue knocked me down for a second go roundand I spent another week feeling utterly exhausted. Finally, finally I am back to my old self. Not havingposted for more than a week I felt like a littleplay time with Adobe was in order. Following Karen Michel’s instructions from herbook “Green Guide For Artists” about […]
The studio table was full of small sewn collage piecesto work on when the flu struck me down for a solid week. I need to pick up the colored pencils and gel pens an begin again. The weather is gorgeous this labor day and there are fresh tomatoesto pick on the vine. The gardens need […]