Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dad's Day

Enjoyed having my parents up to our house for Father's Day. My sister and my girls were also able to be there, and we had a delicious lunch and a fun time together. Here is the card I made for my dad.

I have lots of happy memories of fun times with my dad. Our family did a lot of outdoor activities when we were growing up--camping, hiking, going to the beach. I am blessed!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Skate" Illustration Friday

It's been a busy time as the current school year winds down. Final exams and major room cleaning have kept me occupied this week! I managed to squeeze in a little time to draw a piece for this week's Illustration Friday prompt, "skate." I used to enjoy roller skating when I was a child. We had strap-on skates that didn't allow for the smoothest ride, but were fun to cruising up and down the street, although we didn't wear helmets back in the day! Fortunately I survived without major damage!

Castle in the Clouds Art Show

I was excited to be invited to show three prints at the Castle in the Clouds, "Finding Place on Paper" exhibit. It was also exciting to see that they used one of my prints on their promotional postcard. It's the one on the left. The show runs through October 22, so if anyone is heading up that way, I hope you'll get to see it.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Student Art Work

I thought I would post a few examples of my students' work. The school year is coming to a close, and we have been displaying a lot of their art work. Here are a few examples:


                             Pastel  landscapes in a glassed-in case (sorry about the reflections)

                                          The original photo and the finished pastel drawing
colored pencil drawing (trompe l'oeil style)

These are from my Drawing 1 classes. I have them everyday for a full school year, and it's always amazing how their skills progress. The top photo was done by a senior in the AP Studio Art class.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illustration Friday, "Mother"

This is the card I made for my mom on Mother's Day. This is also the theme for this week's Illustration Friday drawing.

After weeks of dreary weather, there is finally a row of suns on the 10 day forecast. Today was beautiful with nice May temperatures in the 70s. It may even hit 90 on Thursday, which is a little much, but no complaints after all the rain of the last month.

Including a photo of Wiley, just because she is so cute!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Illustration Friday "Resist"

Here is my image for this week's Illustration Friday theme.


It's May and all the flowering trees are in bloom! The daffodils and tulips are out, as well as the lilacs. We've had a cool wet Spring so far, but everything is green, and the drought is over!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rattlesnake Mt. Print

With a deadline of May 1st, I was happy to finish the "View from Rattlesnake Mountain" block print this week. I printed the last layers on Friday and Saturday, and framed it on Monday. This print and two others are going to be included in the Castle in the Clouds Exhibit, May through October in Moultonborough, NH. The show is called "Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains."

Here are a few recents steps in finishing this print.

                  The block and the print at this stage

Carving away
The final stage (I went back in and carved out my leaves in the darker area and printed the rocks a bit lighter for the remainder of the edition)

The finished print behind glass