Tree Fungi(for EB) and the Library Exhibit

Tree Fungi(for EB) and the Library Exhibit

I read Elizabeth Bunsen’s post on October4th “gratitude, a red book and a bed of nails…”and in her post she mentions tree fungi. I couldn’t get the idea of all those gloriousstrange mushrooms out of my head,so this morning I took these shots- sulfer yellowmushrooms in the wood pile and near the veg garden. So […]

Fall Collage/Trash Menagerie

Fall Collage/Trash Menagerie

A fall journal page withreal oak leaves.Temps were 39Fhere this morning-woodstove was lit -ughtoo early. Playing today. Off to thePeabody Essex Museumto see the Trash Menagerieexhibit. 30 works made entirelyof trash, plus some coolnative american art thathas been on exhibit fora while, but have to see again. Halloween has hit Salem alreadyso if I can […]

Squirrel Mind

Squirrel Mind

I woke up at 3:30 am with the mind racinglike a squirrel. Work-surface full and messystorage closet even messier. Time to purge and re-arrange, thestudio and the mind. I have been getting some collages readyfor a month long exhibition in a local townlibrary,(thanks to lovely friend Eileen),and I was feeling totally overwhelmed. Also worried about […]

First Fall

First Fall

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.

Cotton Candy Inspiration

Cotton Candy Inspiration

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 […]

The Place-Rockywold Deephaven

The Place-Rockywold Deephaven

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 […]

The Tribe

The Tribe

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, […]