Friday, April 24, 2009


It's that time of year when the sun and warmth lures us out of the studio. Our back yard is old, large and loaded with animal and plant life.
This is also when the crows strut around in those shiny black feathers and begin luring me into sketching and photographing them. This bird in particular has so many physical gestures  and expressions. I can feel it now.  sketch pad in hand and crow calling, crow landing, crow flying with mate, crow eating , crow, crow crow! 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time spent being out in the community does cause some studio strain and yet I have found that being out among interested adults and school populations  has been rewarding. As I shift back into my work routine there is an added enrichment to what I do as well as a  feeling of being fortunate enough to do it. Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Westview High School  in Beaverton for a Career day event as one of many speakers. It was fun to talk about art as a career choice and to see so many students attend the session. Hopefully that gained something that will make their journey easier. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Meanwhile back to rehearsal and the quick sketches. As I read other blogs of artists it is amazing to see the variety of topics for inspiration. We are everywhere! Looking at cows, cowgirls, trees, stumps, shacks, barns and long streets. Lucky us.