Friday, July 31, 2015

Two works in progress...

::new works in progress::

Hi there!  It's been quite a while since I've been here.  In fact outside of moving (which has happened a few times since I started this blog!) I think this is the longest I have gone without posting.  I would say I've missed it but actually the past few weeks have just flown by and I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that August is at the doorstep.  Summer is in full swing here but camps, classes and concerts are over and we have a few weeks to relax and sink into a mix of lazy days, home projects and off to college shopping.   The garden is overflowing with zucchini and the 1st tomatoes have turned so there is sure to be plenty of good, fresh food and al fresco dining on the newly completed patio (yay!!!).  There is also time for playing games, binge watching Parks and Recreation and painting.  The photos above are two larger pieces I started this week.  They are 20" and 18" square pieces and my new Iwatani torch is so awesome for fusing paintings this size....why did I wait so long to try a torch?!? I hope summer is treating you well!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's not always sink or swim...

Floating Under The Summer Sky

Sometimes it's OK to just stop, be still, and take it all in.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

talking blocks and a wild hare...

Talking Block No. 6
(i do)

Talking Block No.7
(be still)

Talking Block No. 8
(nature lover)

Wild Hare No. 7

I've been spending lots of time in the studio this week but the garden needs some serious tending.  The weeds are going crazy with all the rain and I need to get in there, clean things up, sew a few new seeds and put down a bit more coffee chaff.  The strawberries are all done, the blackberries are almost ready, the zucchini, pole beans and peppers are getting bigger.  The carrots, beets, kale and herbs are looking good and a few tomatoes are appearing.  Something ate much of the spinach and cabbages but left the rest of the lettuces alone and with the moderate temps they are continuing to grow.  I love having a garden but do not love weeding.  How about you...what's coming up in your garden?