Welcome to my art blog.

This is where you'll find some of the things I'm trying to accomplish... a little of this and that. Paintings, photography, collage and sewing...every artful endeavor helps me keep my sanity in this mixed up world.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pacific Northwest Zinnias

I'm not sure if the calendar says we've turned the corner and are officially into autumn, but things are looking a little crispy.  Zinnias are some of my favorite flowers.  This painting was one of the large acrylics I did for the studio tour.  Such a happy painting.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

From Baker to Brew

When a call to artists came out from our local Bellingham Alive magazine to describe our take on "community", my mind raced to the images that popped into my head.  As Whatcom County is notoriously home to a lot of beer and coffee snobs, I knew it had to contain those things.  There just wasn't room in the composition for bicycles, runners and so many other things that make Bellingham and Whatcom County so magical.

Monday, October 12, 2015

2016 Studio Tour Recap

With a second Whatcom Artist Studio Tour behind me now, I can reflect and compare my total experience with the tour.  This year's tour very consistent with last year's, which is a welcome relief.  People are getting out and supporting the arts and finding my little corner of the world.  A painting class was formed and eager new participants met.  New paintings were created and that means new designs for the winter shows.  Down time was used to create cards for upcoming shows and, back by popular demand, a 2016 calendar has been designed (wasn't going to do one this year) and will go to the printers today.  See front and back cover below.  I'd say the tour was very productive time spent and costs were recovered.  Success!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 Whatcom Artists Studio Tour

Six new large acrylics on canvas for the 2015 Whatcom Artists Studio Tour.  Looking forward to talking about art for four days.