Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

just started...

new work on my new easel 
(thank you phoebe!)

I started this piece at 5:30 am yesterday and while it still has a long way to go I like the quiet energy it carries.  Many more layers of wax, oil stick and ephemera will be added and things will be covered and uncovered but it's heading in the right direction.   .

Friday, May 8, 2015

Pull up a chair-

The Invitation
19"x19"

Greetings from the end of another gorgeous week.  There is so much going on around here that it really feels like the weeks are just flying by.  I am painting lots and will have new house and chair pieces to share next week if the rain keeps me out of the garden (which really, really, really needs tending).  If you lived closer I would invite you to stop by, pull up a chair and have a sip of something cool.  I've got windows to finish painting so I'm going to keep it short this morning.  In no particular order here's a little list of the goings on around here-

celebrated my 48th birthday last week
helped my girl choose a prom dress 
planned her graduation dinner and sent out invites
took my boy to his 1st day at his 1st official paying job
took the same boy to his driver's test
(he passed!)
got a summer teaching gig at the ann arbor art center  
applied for a fall artist residency
(fingers crossed!)

so many milestones packed into one week!

happy weekend-
b


Friday, April 24, 2015

Liberty Barn

Liberty Barn
20"x20"


This is a barn I pass at least once a week on Liberty Road.  I pulled over about two months ago and snapped a quick photo and then started work on this piece. I love the size, the pink, the whole feel of this piece.  Happy Friday peeps :)



Thursday, April 23, 2015

secret knitting...



So, a college decision has been made and there is a mixture of excitement and relief in the air.  Phoebe chose Knox College which is a very small liberal arts school not too close and not too far from home that is a perfect fit for her academically and socially ( i am so happy for her!!!).  The school colors are purple and gold, which are not colors I have in my stash, so I ordered this juicy purple Malabrigo yarn to whip up a special graduation gift.  I am all set to start the Asymmetrical Cable Hat from 'One Skein' and am still looking for a great mitten pattern to go with it (suggestions welcome).  A small bit of handmade warmth to remind her of home as she ventures out into the world :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Adventure Is Right Outside Your Door...

Adventure Is Right Outside Your Door
8"x8"

I have found this to be true over and over again these past few weeks. There have been hikes in new-to-me places, visits to galleries in the company of extraordinary makers, long conversations with new friends and a general sense of openness that is refreshing and welcome after the long, cold winter. Around here Spring time has turned into Adventure time :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

blue & green...

Kind Of Blue
8"x6"x2"

Grass Is Greener
8"x6"x2"


New works started a few weeks ago finally finished this morning and fitting this 70 degree day to a T.  

Happy Weekend!