Sunday, September 25, 2005

fall is in the air

the days are getting cooler and shorter. that means that my favorite holidays are on the way: Hallowe'en and Day of the Dead. i've been working on some ATCs for themed swaps for both of those holidays and started thinking about those tissue paper cut-out "flags" they hang for Day of the Dead in Mexico. i was inspired to make a bunch of folded paper cut-outs for the occasion. the problem is how to mount them on cardstock. they are only 2.5" X 3.5" and are very fragile so it's not easy but i'm still working on it. here are a couple of samples. i'll post some more later.

Monday, September 19, 2005

new (and old) works

i know it's been a while since i've posted. mark and i went on our annual geology "field trip". we had a great time. i found some cool rocks at the diatomaceous earth mine and we climbed Steamboat Rock for a fabulous view of Grand Coulee, carved by the Lake Missoula floods. you can see a few pictures here: Geo '05

i've also been engaged in some housekeeping activities; moving some of my art materials back to my studio and reclaiming my little apartment for winter nesting. now i'm ready to get back to some creative activities.

in the mean time, i finally got some old rolls of film developed (some nearly a year old.) i'm quite pleased with how a few of them turned out, especially the more abstract ones. here are my favorites: New Abstracts

Friday, September 02, 2005

the art garage

i live in seattle. it's a pretty artsy city... lots of galleries, from snooty to coop. monthly 'art walks' in various neighborhoods. (just went to the pioneer squart 'first thursday' art walk last night.) art in every coffee shop (and that's a lot of art!) but one of the coolest places is available for anyone to see at any time. in the alley between 14th and 15th aves, in the block between union and spring, there is an outdoor 'gallery'. i don't even know whose it is but there is an old garage that faces the alley with a little, empty space beside it. on the side of the garage is attached a wide variety of art. most of it appears to be original art, though a few are reproductions. i think it's collected or found art, not the work of the owner or one particular artist. i'm not sure if there are regularly new things (it all looks like it's been there forever) or i just see something new every time i go by, but it's always worth a look. it's on the route between my office and a coffee shop i like to frequent so, in the good weather, i make a point of going by on a regular basis. if any of you seattlites are interested in checking it out, here is the map: Art Garage maybe i'll even post a picture of it some time soon.