Greetings, fellow art lovers and art makers! And a very happy 2016 to all of you! Reflecting back on 2015, I can honestly say my artistic and other life paths were more integrated than ever before. I was able to bring my creativity into my job at the library almost on a weekly basis. At the same time, my own artwork evolved and is feeling … Continue reading Scotland and My New Print!
It’s that time of year, kids. Craft fairs, of all kinds, going on in your community center, church, or convention center. Last weekend, I decided to jump into that world again. I don’t know why I waited so long after moving to Germany to do something like this, except to say I was a little slow to get my bearings after moving. I knew I didn’t … Continue reading Craft Fair Season is Upon Us!
I love nautical folk art. When I was a kid, my mom would get me a doughnut at the little cafe in our grocery store. There was an old-fashioned-looking, carved panel of a whale on the wall that I remember very well. It represented everything that Ohio was not. It seemed to be from another age and another world; a world of stormy seas, sailors, and tall … Continue reading “I miss the Sea” Mermaid Linocut Print
Wow, it has been a long time since my last post! Truthfully, I have backed off of the internet in kind of a personal growth experiment after reading this article in the New York Times. I decided to do a digital detox myself, just to see if I could do it. My main goal was to stay off of Facebook for a month. Facebook is … Continue reading Studio Update: Internet Detox + Printshop Visit in Frankfurt + New Linocut
This year, I gave my husband the gift of old-fashioning shaving for his birthday. An initial set of soap in a ceramic bowl, a shaving brush and aftershave gave way to Ebay purchases of vintage travel razors and a wide array of different blades and other accoutrements. I am not complaining. It all smells wonderful and his skin is amazingly soft. It also brings back … Continue reading Get a Good Shave