Nymphenburg Castle 1963

September 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

NymphenburgcastleAdorable, 1900′s sensibilities…

Instagrammy…

September 7, 2014 at 11:33 am

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Last night, I was reminded how bad a marketer of my work I am (Hi Betsy!). While I won’t embarrass myself by making any promises, here’s a lil step in the right direction; Instagramming stuff! You can find me here , Pinteresting here and watch me take another whack at Etsy with new work coming soon ;)

I’ve been working for a few months on new pieces and they’re jamcramming my studio so…impetus enough!

Also, here’s a bit of explaining the art process that some might find interesting. I’ve got these great old-timey images that I really love but I still am working out how to incorporate them into my work. What I find most intriguing is the juxtaposition of the ephemeral quality of these photographs and the permanence of ceramics. Many of these photos are of my family and their stories are ones I want to continue in some way.

Some of the pictures I found on Ebay because of the subject matter and I’d like to reckon how others can let these mementos of their people slip away. Anyhow, I’m still working this out for myself and I’m excited to play around with glaze application on these toner prints along with the philosophy of the images.

More to come!?!?

Thank goodness for mosaics!

August 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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Here’s my demo mosaic for the Dales Senior Center mosaic class. Do you see the face? I had brought a sculpture to another class and when I took it to my car to bring it home, I dropped and broke it. Maybe a clod like me shouldn’t be making ceramic sculptures. At least I was able to salvage it by working it into the mosaic!

There are other pieces that Stephen Horn, Lauren Smith and Beni Strebel might recognize. All artists I admire and hope they’ll forgive me for breaking pieces of theirs! Except Beni. He donated a car-load of tile for our mosaic class. Thanks a million Beni (and Diana Fayt for announcing the tile giveaway)! That donation has made me and the seniors at Dales very, very happy!

Angel of the morning

August 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

The lyrics to that song (my favorite version being Chrissie Hyndes) aren't

“There’ll be no strings to bind your hands not if my love can’t bind your heart.” And my favorite version is the Pretender’s OF COURSE!

Riverside Art Museum member show

August 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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This is my offering, titled “Attic Birthday Celebration.” The debut is tomorrow night at Arts Walk.