Window Reveal

Window Reveal

The window is revealed.What fun this was.  I usedsome lovely papers from Bella Bellato collage the tags.Overstamped with a floral stamp fromHero Arts and hung acrylic teardropsfrom 7 Gypsies. Jay has used zapfino for his typeface on the store name and stationary so I used it to name some of the floral oils and collaged […]

Scent (of a Woman & Man)

Scent (of a Woman & Man)

My son Jay has opened a shop on Newbury Street in Boston. His shop Essence makes scents for the body using only floral oils and no nasty alcohol, they also have organic body products and many things that are local, handmade and can be scented to suit. It is a fragrance bar – sorry no […]

Dyptich Complete

Dyptich Complete

 I worked to finish the dyptich this weekend tokeep myself busy and not think about Blossomand it ended up being the best thing I could havedone. I added more paint, oil crayon and collagemaps and papers for the background andit was done. I then played around with just smushingpaint onto printed 12×12 papers just tokeeps […]

Edges

Edges

It is the edges of things that areoften most interesting and wheresecrets lie if we are willing to uncoverthem.   As I was walking in the fields thismorning with Philo, thinking aboutBlossom and how many years sheromped these grasses, there wasalways something to pounce on,just out of reach in the edges – the red fox […]

Blossom

Blossom

Blossom 1995-2009 Our beloved Blossom left us last night after a long and happy life. She and I were witness to a probably oncein a lifetime event and I will always rememberher on that night. We were walking in my neighbor’s pasturearound dusk in early November and wesaw a flock of blackbirds that coveredthe sky […]

Dyptich-Fabric on Fabric Collage

Dyptich-Fabric on Fabric Collage

Experimenting with fabric on fabric collage and paint. I sewed muslin to muslin scrunched, wrinkled and many stitches later then I painted it. Then I cut it in half, which seemed to make sense, turned it upside down, which made even more sense, then more layers of paint washes and this is the sneak peak […]

Watercolor snow, snowy sheep and a milky quartz

Watercolor snow, snowy sheep and a milky quartz

We awoke this morning to watercolor snow. Yesterday I took the long drive out to Cummington, mato meet with a Kerrifrom the Conway School of Landscape Design.In a nearby property were these snowy sheep,shorn, huddled together grazing.Guard llamas stood among the flockto protect them from bear and coyoteas they languished in the frosty 33F air. […]

Re-Energized

Re-Energized

Ever since returning from Squam,I have been waking up in the pre-dawn hoursfull of energy, ready to get to work. Grandchildren are coming this weekend andstaying in our office/my-studio/also doublesas a guest room and I have had to neaten up and putmost things away. But that did not stop me from starting somenew collage pieces […]