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My Life is a Wagon Wheel

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Huginn & Muninn mixed media on wood panel 24×48″

My life is a wagon wheel. What? A wagon wheel? Now hear me out. Those of you who have followed me for a while know, I am an artistic nomad – mixed media, encaustic, collage, painting, fabric art, quilting, clothing design. Sometimes I wish I could just stick with one thing. Maybe if I stuck with one thing, I would get really good at it, right? Focus for heaven’s sake! Find my inner Monet and paint a lily pond or hay stack over and over. I guess it’s obvious I’m no Monet, but I do love to make and create. If I don’t have a creative outlet, I’m a bear to live with, just ask my family. So here is my wheel analogy. Creativity, creative forces (perhaps God even?) is the center of the wheel. I am on the outer rim and each spoke of the wheel is a way in. I have to think and problem solve and imagine and create my way to the center. So each endeavor gives me another slice of my creative center, each attempt gets me closer to the whole or at least I’m betting on it working that way because that is who I am. Even if sometimes it is crazy making to juggle all these balls maybe one day one of those balls will plop down on my head and say “concentrate on me, go down my spoke only” but until then I will keep rolling on my wagon wheel theory of life.

This is a way to show you some of the things I’ve been working on – you may have noticed that I’m not walking down the blogging spoke of the wheel as often as I used to, here are a few reasons why.

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 workshop making icons for All Souls day at Incarnation Church in Santa Rosa pic

2 day workshop creating Guardian Angels at The Bishop’s Ranch.


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My latest article in Quilting Arts Magazine on creating fabric by the yard from small mono prints. Purchase magazine

Making: (see ravens at top of article)

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Mother Bear mixed media collage on canvas panel 11×14″

5.Home is where the heart is small

Art quilt part of a challenge donation put out by Quilting Arts magazine to give as gifts to homeless folks transitioning to permanent housing. 14×14″

Entrepreneurial endeavors: 300

My work at Gallery 300 at The Barlow in Sebastopol CA

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Me, my print maker son Ivan, and blacksmith husband Jack at our Family Art Sale at The Bishop’s Ranch

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My line of Cashmere and Modal Scarves go to my website to see detail pictures and to purchase – Website

WOW- that’s a lot even for me! I’m always looking for new places to teach and share my creative energy so if you have any ideas for me let me know. Soon I’ll catch you up on my workshops in 2019.


An Empty Chair as Invitation

I offer you another empty chair this week.  Like last weeks images of chairs this one is done with stencils I made.  But unlike last weeks mono-prints this is done on wood panel with layers of acrylic sanded, layered and sanded again.  I like the old fashion graphic advertisement feel that this technique gives. So I offer this empty chair as invitation to sit and BE but also to let you know about 3 upcoming sales.  Today I am off to the airport flying up to Bellingham Washington.  My long time college friend, Julia, is hosting an art and jewelry sale for me tomorrow.  So if you are in the Bellingham area please come by.  The details are below.  Got to go I have 3 wheelie bags of merchandise to load up, wish me luck!

Winter Sales:

•November 10th 1-5pm, Bellingham, WA, 3410 Illinois Lane (between Vining and Crestline) Call (707) 431-8489 or (360)676-0791 for more details

•December 2nd 12-4pm, San Francisco CA, 379 Eureka Street (4th house from the corner of Eureka & 21st) Call (707) 431-8489 for more details

•December 8th 10am-4pm, Healdsburg CA, 314 Center Street, Suite 216 Call (707) 431-8489 for more details