Friday, December 21, 2012

Black Mountain Side

Here is one of the carvings I've been working on for quite some time.  It needed to be just right as it was for a special friend of mine.  They are big fans of 'yurting' in the wilds of Montana... This is not the final cut - but my favorite version.

Were are all trying to recover from a horrible flu/cough that has been going strong for a week.  Seems to have started up at the beginning of Christmas vacation.  UG!  I have 2 large commissions to finish, many Christmas cookies to bake and decorate with the kids and of course, shopping and wrapping.  I'm going to try to rally today and take the kids for a horse carriage ride.  They've wanted to do it forever and it's time to deliver!  Maybe hot cocoa after?  How's your merry-making going?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gingerbread House

This princess castle was from a few years back at the majestic Davenport Hotel.  Every Christmas, they host a gingerbread contest sponsored by a local charity, Christ Kitchen.  The results are always magical!  We are hoping to go this week as today is the last day of school until January. 

I have some new work to share and hope to do more posting during the Christmas holiday.  We have lots of cookies to bake, horse carriage rides to take, sledding etc.  We are hugging our children extra hard these days in the wake of yet another heinous school shooting.  Those teachers, families... Those kids.  Same age as my daughter.  I'm praying for all of them in Newtown.  We need brand new gun control.  Like no guns.  Period.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 both images are detail of 'Take 5' - a woodcut in my etsy shop!
Music is in my heart and was all around me from the beginning.  Even in the womb.  My dad was a high school music teacher... and a musician/symphony member.  When I make art, music is always present.  So, I wanted to share a nice little write-up about one of my woodblock prints over at Martha Knox's blog about the art of woodblock printmaking.  Here's the link and many, many thanks, Martha!