Monday, July 30, 2012

Plan B

There have been a multitude of decorative Christmas brass horns lately at the local second hand store. Some are straight and some have a french horn curly-cue to them. I love them!

I also have many projects that take a turn mid-stream and go into a "plan B" mode. So here's the combo: Plan B meets decorative curly brass horns (and straight ones). It's titled "The Brewing of Plan B".

"The Brewing of Plan B"
Copper, brass, glass, enamel, fishing lure float, mixed media
29 x 12 x 5"


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Speaking One's Truths

I had a dream about speaking my truths recently. It has stuck with me, and just this last week this piece came out - seemingly in honor of that message. I etched the narrative of the dream at the base of the glass.

Funny how the subconscious works.

"Speaking One's Truths"
Copper, glass, brass, vacuum tube, enamel, mixed media

Thursday, July 19, 2012


A state of mind I'm waaay too familiar with.

Copper, brass, camera lenses, enamel, mixed media.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another Wheeled Piece

This one is called "Reoccurring Lessons: Loss, Love and Illusion".

Copper, glass, bleached bones, dried roses, poppy seed heads, wheels.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Altar to What is Cherished

Once again I am inspired by Mary Oliver's writings. These words are etched into the glass at the base:

Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?
Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into  the garden
and softly, and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,
with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
their eagerness to be wild and perfect for a moment,
before they are nothing forever?

"Altar to What is Cherished"
Copper, glass, dried roses, brass, found pivot wheel

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dress Collage Inspiration

The life of the body is,
I suppose, along with
everything else, a lesson.
I mean, if lessons are what
you look for.

Mary Oliver

"The Part About Letting Go", mixed media on panel, 24x24"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Boat Show at Bainbridge Gallery

I've got several boats at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Gallery this month. The opening night is Friday, July 6th, 6-8pm. 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, Wa 98110

Lots of other artists in this group show! Shane Miller, Denise Harris, Gillian Bull, Diane Culhane, Megan Drew, Woodleigh Hubbard, Sandy Hurd, Linda Jarvis, Pierr Morgan, Deborah Peek, Sally Robison, Lynnette Sandbloom, Cameron Snow, Jessica Spring, Diane Walker, and Ellen Wixted.

Hope you'll drop by.

"Bordeaux", Copper, enamel, mixed media.