Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some new work.

Well, the girls are from before Christmas. They still need a name. It's encaustic/collage. I feel like it's cheating in a way because it's one of my drawings that I printed on tissue to make it sheer, then encased it in clear encaustic along with a rusted safety pin.

The red one is called "Box Car". Encaustic/assemblage. The detail shot is on it's side. Oooops.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love the silence the snow creates at night. There is nothing like it...and again I have to curse the cold! Tonight, as I stood under that incredible, clear and open sky, it brought back memories of nights spent under similar skies with my brother. He would point out the constellations to me, explaining their formation and exact placement. He would tell me their history and the fables that surrounded them. And I would listen and soak it all up and tell him that I could see them clearly in the night sky...and I never could find any of them. Still can't! Just the Big Dipper! And so...

Blue Oblivion
Orion stands
Each night
Exactly where he should
And still the sister

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just some nice stuff

Sunday I was able to go to the life drawing session that I used to go to before I started working. What a joy!!! Not sure if I got any decent drawings. It was the doing that was the joy! I'll be going back.

Last night I was "not babysitting" for my grandson. (See, I "DON'T BABYSIT!!!SO DON"T ASK!" But when your daughter needs someone to watch her son so she can get her masters degree and then a better job, what can you say? So that's what I do on Tuesday nights, I don't babysit for a couple of hours.) Anyway, as the evening wore on and T (who is about 1 1/2) got a little tired, he would occasionally stop playing and say, in a sad little voice with a tear in his eye,"Mama woowk?", then he would cry a little and I would hold him till he felt better. I'll be going back there too.

This was book club night. We read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and then watched the movie tonight. The discussion was great, the food and wine and champagne (of course!) was lovely. But best of all are the women and the connections and the sharing and the laughing. There is nothing like it! I'll definitely be going back.

Then there was the full moon the night before last. The air was clear and almost spring-like. The sky was a beautiful navy blue with gray chiffon clouds drifting with the breeze. I wanted to sleep under this blanket. I was mesmerized. I hope to go back.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Is everything OK?

Is anyone else a little nervous about what's gong on in DC? Am I over-reacting? I'm just a little nervous.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Just saw "Slumdog Millionaire". The extreme poverty hit pretty hard. It's the children's plight that hurts the most. There are so many children in so much need and so much pain.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Latest work

Periodically I will post a painting (or 12). I'm not looking for praise (although it is always appreciated!), but any constructive criticism is totally welcome.
So here are 3 relatively new pieces. They are 5"x5" encaustics. I am exploring the contrast of textures (smooth/coarse) and the play between hot wax and cold metal with these 3.


It's fixed!