the plants that come visit

and so it happens again. the back yard is small, a little wild spot at the back of the industrial building that holds my studio, my tools, all the (still) scattered-about books i treasure and a spot of quiet respite despite the city. i want to bring plants into this little heaven. the vine that …

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looking forward

A4. it was just last year, and just about this time.... after way too many relocations i finally stumbled upon my new studio space and found elbow room again! about 1500+ square feet of raw, open space. open to interpretation, open to spread all my work around, the in-progress pieces long forgotten and out of sight. …

(of) woodstoves, bathtubs and jimson weed

celebrations

and so it's happening again. i am moving the studio. a rough ride these past 3 years, relocating in and out of unsuitable places, strewing bits and pieces of my beloved studio across mesas, steep and rocky dirt roads and not-so-shallow rivers.... yes, there are still rivers to cross in new mexico. but this time is different. recurring …

patty’s garage

HolidayOpenStudio2016-Patty1

a quiet, on the splurge of the moment holiday open studio with a couple of neighbors, patty o'connor (beautiful and colorful blended media on canvas) and terri miller (very interesting recycled art out of old tires), for hot cider and sunshine from the new mexico's sky. here are a few shots. the sun's glare was really bright...   …

finding each other

Staine Brooches

sometime it happens in a flash, sometime it takes longer... but each piece always finds its human match. always. this one below is the last of a one-of-a-kind brooch series from a few years back. the first three were bought by jewelers'werk galerie at an american craft council show in baltimore, some while ago. round stained …

And then there is drawing…

56 drawing

drawings. matter-over-mind sketches. it happened a few weeks ago, bumping yet into another pile of books ... looking for boxes and older folders i could not find …. where ARE my drawings? quickly, after a few minutes of deep desperation, i grabbed some color faded markers and a stack of A4 scrap paper and spun fun into motion again... alongside the …

SPRING is HERE

And so here it is: spring 2016 is happening. Not too sure how long it will last, maybe it will be winter tomorrow, maybe summer all at once the next day...  Nature is trying to stay sane, winter was dense and scattered in million directions, the apparent stillness fooling some cloudy days. But now, celebrating! There …