Thursday, December 30, 2010

Frame choices

I framed my colored pencil piece called Bejeweled with a white for my light wall. A friend framed a giclee of it for a dark wall with a completely different treatment. It looks amazing.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Been a long time!

I have finished my music series! Yeah. I will be displaying all 12 of them together in April when I have an exhibition with Paula Parks and Eileen Sorg, two of my colored pencil colleagues. Now I'm working on another tact. My husband and I also just got back from Japan. I could have bought all the artwork in the country... it is uniformily spectacular. We celebrated our 30th anniversary there on 10.10.10. We rode a bullet train that day. Way too much fun.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Water Totem

I am finally posting something! I have been on a long trip... that's my excuse! This piece, Water Totem was accepted into the Colored Pencil Society of America's International Show. I am president of our local chapter this year, so will be attending the show in San Jose.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I finally finished another in my music series. This one will go with Bluegrass Jam and Summer Songs. This one was fun and I enjoyed making changes all the way through.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vampires and Giants

I haven't drawn at all this week because I've been over at Olympic National Park with my husband and a good friend. I cannot believe this place is in my state of Washington; it's so spectacular.

I got a total kick out of the new activity in the small town of Forks. It is the center of the "Twilight" series - both the books and the movie. The movie was not filmed here, but it is the base of the books. The town now has traffic jams and people spending money. There were moms with teenagers roaming the streets equiped with a map of the hot locations in town. The Park ranger told us they regularly get questions like, "is it okay to camp here with all the vampire activity in the woods?" I loved the population sign in one store window. There is an official store that is very dark and vampire-like outfitted in black and red.

About 8 miles from town, out on the Pacific Ocean, is one of my favorite places, Rialto Beach. It is one of the beaches along this stretch of ocean that is the depository for mammoth logs from the nearby old grown forests. These trees fall in the forest and then travel down the several area rivers in winter storms, are tossed around in the ocean, and wash up on the beaches. Their huge size is astounding. I am standing in front of a root mass from one of these trees. I thought its circular pattern would be appropriate for this blog!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Summer Songs

Continuing on with my music series, I thought of creating a partner piece to Bluegrass Jam. One great thing about summer is the plethora of outdoor music events. It was fun to explore this avenue.

My goal is to create 12 pieces in all. I seem to have 4 different directions going, so am going to attempt to create a partner piece for each of them before moving on to the next set. We have several trips coming up so my drawing time will be a little low for the next couple months. The brain can keep working however, and I plan to sketch out some possible ideas on those trips.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Buchanan's Pipes

I have a bit it Scottish blood in my ancestry. I thought it might be fun to make a bagpipe circle featuring the Buchanan tartan. I impressed the lines of the thistles. When I have these pieces professionally photographed, those impressions will show up more clearly.