Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ginko Splendor

Sunday the rain broke and we were looking at a stunning Fall day. The ginko around the corner from our house told us the conditions were perfect for taking a walk over to McDonald Avenue to revel in the falling gold. There are dozens of these trees lining the street and when they turn it is truly magnificent. Especially when the bark is black and wet and the sun catches all the stray raindrops. Lothlorien!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Quiet Endeavor

I got my first really rainy Open Studio this last Saturday but it felt delicious to be holed up out there in my magical space with the wood stove churning away, radiating to contest the open door and splattery wind. Just sketching, painting, playing guitar and singing to the rain. Since it was so crappy out I wasn't expecting anyone to show and settled into my get-some-work-done mode. I finished my violin case and painted two new smalls. Then I did get visitors and enjoyed some good conversation, catching up and even sent one of my babies off to a new home! A good day.

Painting "Swoon" now in the private collection of Joanna Palmer, one of my angels.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Stand By Me

I haven't been feel too great these past days. Spending too much time browsing around the web. Found this and just had to put it up. Some damn good guitar playing.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hilarious Hideousness

Read a really funny blog entry about a 1977 JC Penney's catalog recently excavated from an attic during a ceiling fan repair. Shocking images with witty commentary. Too good.

Thanx to Neatorama

This Sends Me

I've always loved Sam Cooke's voice but never seen him in action. In spite of the lip-syncing and the 50's sentiment, boy is he smooth. Those poor coiffed and crew cut teens in the audience. He must be doing something to their circuitry cuz he sure does something to mine. Oh. My. God.

Monday, November 05, 2007


I just happened upon this impressive young man doing an amazing version of Blackbird on the guitar. So good, so young. Either it's way cool or diabolically depressing. I haven't decided.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Bag A La Mode

Finally finished painting this bag and put it out for sale at open studio yesterday. I will be making more art bags in the weeks come. This on has two fishes on one side and a moth on the other. Other view here
. I kept the colors subdued and liked the outcome.