It’s winter here. The full-on kind. We’re in our second blizzard, after having barely unburied ourselves from the first. It’s a quiet November Sunday, perfect for taking a nap – and then another.[Read more…] about Snow Day
Today’s post is near and dear to me. I’ve shared it before, but promised myself it should be an annual tradition. On the first bitter snowfall of the year, you’ll find it here.[Read more…] about Snow Geese
My Open Studio was yesterday. It’s a big art show/reception we throw each year to bring people into my otherwise solo workspace.
It’s quite the undertaking – the whole space gets transformed into a sort of sparkling rustic gallery, which trust me when I tell you is not how it typically looks. The tools get rolled away and the floors get cleaned and the walls hung with an array of artwork. My big farmhouse work table that is normally filled with a spray of half finished this and thats gets turned into a beautiful display.[Read more…] about Just For A Day
It’s officially wood stove season. There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are showing their colors. I can no longer get away with a mindlessly grabbed jacket on my way out the door.
The carriage has been put away for the season. Firewood has been stacked both outside and in. Kindling and tinder have been gathered and the storm window is in the old barn door.[Read more…] about Cold Days Ahead
I spent the morning working on a Holzhausen. It’s a skep-style way of stacking firewood. A haystack shape, rather than the matchbook cord of rows upon rows.[Read more…] about An Elegant Solution
I recently finished a commission. Several actually, but this one was a bit different. It was based on an actual place, a metal incarnation of someone’s lived experience. A different sort of challenge. A lot of artists get asked to do commissions that amount to can you make this match my couch? I get asked, can you make this match my memory?[Read more…] about Catch A Butterfly