Friday, July 31, 2009

A Few New Drawings...

Still trying to make some art while the sun shines... here are a few ink drawings I did yesterday. Next comes the gouache! Happy Friday.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Calligraphy School

We brought out the calligraphy tables here and all the kids had a bit of calligraphy school... taught by me! It was so much fun to see their enthusiasm about using the ink, pens (c-2 - the best for starting out!) and progress. They were all so proud of their practice pages at the end of the night. It's inspiring to have such spunky and interested pupils :) Hope your weekend was memorable.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Recent Summer Sightings...

Crayon rubbing of one of The Makers

Well, it's been awhile since I've posted... thought I'd give a summer update :) I've begun a new woodblock series called 'The Makers' and here are the very first two! I'm pretty excited about this series as there are so many possibilities to think about... and it could go on for - well - years :) On the crafty side, I've been working on the pink chocolates quilt... hoping to get that done by the end of summer. (all unplugged, naturally) And, to top it all off, a bit of sock knitting in the evenings when my mind is too blown to do much else.

Daddy's been rocking the kids to sleep most every night - especially our baby girl... toes seen here wearing her 'ballerina jammies'. We have some extended family staying with us for the summer... and are having a 'staycation' this week. (actually a nice way to get control of house projects!) That's me laying on the floor with Mr. Darcy perched on my midsection. He's a very affectionate pup. (he'll be 1 yr old on Dec 6) What have y'all been up to these summer months?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Calistoga and the Little Lavender Girl

The Elms - Calistoga, CA
Little Lavender Girl

2 new woodcuts I've started this week... actually Calistoga (the house) I did the drawing this morning! The lavender one is going to take a long time because of all the lines and little buds to be carved. Not quite sure how successful it'll be but, I wanted to try. It is really a lovely image if I can just translate it into wood :)
The house is from way back when my hubby and I used to vacation Napa and Sonoma with friends (on this trip) and sometimes alone. I love the house - it reminds me of my fave Hopper painting. This is a B&B we stayed in called The Elms - absolutely enchanting! I highly recommend it if you're staying in the wine country. Brings back such great memories of our salad days together.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Few Mini-Prints

Oregon Winter
Pointed Italic Alpha

Lavande Bleu

Wow, it's been awhile since my last post!! Since I haven't been working on anything new lately... I thought I'd show a few of my older mini prints. (there have been a few requests :) I hope to be starting some new ones soon... I have had some changes (good ones!) around here and am working out a new routine. With a little re-adjusting I should be posting more and making more art. Happy Wednesday evening .