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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Frog for you?

I finally got to take one of these little buggers home (but only until Mother’s Day). ¬†ūüėČ ¬†The palm-size sculpture put a smile on my face yesterday morning as I […]

Sunny solitude; first ride of the season

Overwhelm threatens to snuff my spirit, pummel my gumption, dampen my vision, break my body and squeeze my heart beyond bearable. But I reach for a slice of sun. I […]


King Midas is known in Greek mythology for his “golden touch.” ¬†Last year I was commissioned to paint a skull gold for a small reliquary sculpture and then asked to […]

Charcoal drawing

Early one weekend morning I found myself in the studio before sunup with the intention of making a special birthday card. ¬†But often my energy can hardly be confined to […]

Feathering the niche

A few years ago while visiting the Denver Art Museum, one of the zillion treasures on view were a few “feather baskets” in the Native American collection. ¬†I thought one […]

Studio (playtime) for Tala

The calm before the storm…

Three carved niches are like three fresh canvases offering endless possibilities. ¬†Metallic paint and patinas¬†are a new exploration for me with the skulls. ¬†Initially I hesitated to mess with the […]

Feathers and gold…

The smell of fresh sawdust and puppy breath…

The studio is a fine fun BIG playground for Tala. ¬†She’s found a zillion ways to entertain herself (and keep me on my toes). ¬†But when she settles down for […]

Between chapters…

I can’t mix the sawdust part of creation with the staining and feathering stages. ¬†Someday I plan to add onto my studio so that I have a sawdust free space […]