Friday, November 30, 2012

pages and news

A few November journal entries

I just finished teaching my journalling class,
 I miss my students!  
I hope to share some of their work here when I get the go ahead.

Ideas are percolating for a big project in the new year,
some new workshops and teaching as well.

I'll be launching a give away in January to mark my
4th anniversary on this blog,
Stay tuned for details! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

first frost

20x20" oil, silver leaf on panel

chilly days and colder nights
the water is freezing in the chicken run
my trusty heater is keeping the studio warm
these are some quiet days for working
before the winter holidays

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lost and Found

I came across this via Keri Smith this morning and it moved me to tears. I saw in these women younger and  braver versions of myself.  Women who were able to speak honestly to the ever conflicting notion of what it means to find room for children, paint, love, and laundry. Please watch and share with each other, the dialogue is just beginning.  I am so looking forward to this film!

Monday, November 12, 2012

the last warm day of fall

November 12th
It is nearly sixty degrees outdoors. 
I am going to hop on my bike for an hour or so to pedal around on this beautiful day.  

the last warm day
oil with silver leaf
Work in the studio is picking up again after taking time for other important things this fall.  
I am pleased with this piece.  It feels direct.  
I am realizing it doesn't always have to be so complicated- paintings or life that is. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hello November

I just wanted to say that all are safe and accounted for 
even though most are still in the dark

there is spectacular color amidst the grey day