I am challenging myself to make the time to do something creative every day. I started this quest in 2012 by drawing a digital sketch every evening. I have now branched into mixed media and clay and my goal is to explore without judgement and to push my creative boundaries. Thank you for sharing this journey with me.

Daily Sketches / Digital Works

Daily Sketch 12/13/17

Rosco has commandeered the armchair to sleep close to the wood stove.

Daily Sketch, June 6, 2015

Driftwood study.

June 5, reworking Daily Sketch from June 3, 2015

I wasn’t satisfied with my self portrait from June 3. It was like a loose tooth that I had to keep wiggling. For tonight’s sketch, I decided to remove the hat and draw more into it.

Daily Sketch, June 4, 2015

Study of glass bottles.

Daily Sketch, June 3, 2015

  Self portrait with dogs and hat.

Daily Sketch, June 2, 2015

  PROCESS I took photographs of some old bottles that I placed on our window sill. When I am drawing on the computer, my monitor is large enough that I can look at the photograph while I draw on the software canvas. I am drawing using an intuos tablet and pressure sensitive stylus. The software […]

Daily Sketch, May 31, 2015

  Our weekend was jammed full of family visits and events. My dogs were not phased.

Daily Sketch, May 28, 2015

Study from Claire’s kitchen.

Block Prints, Sketch Book Pages

Figure Drawing

I’ve been enjoying figure drawing at Featherstone Center for the Arts this fall.

Afternoon walk, March 9. 2016

Quick pencil sketch of my parents walking in the late afternoon.

Block print, February 27, 2016

I met friends to go dancing last night at a fundraiser for SailMV. A lovely young lady agreed to let me snap a photo of her with my phone to carve from. My carving does not do her justice, to say the least. This block print from several nights ago is my attempt at an […]

Block Prints, February 24, 2016

I wanted a small tea kettle to use as an accent and on envelopes – so I carved a 2 x 2.5 inch one, with rather lumpy results. My second carving was inspired by a game of cribbage.

Block Prints, February 23, 2016

This evening I carved two prints inspired by my mom, walking the dogs with me, and hanging out her laundry.

Block Print, February 22, 2016

I wanted a fish to go on envelopes, and with the cat I’d carved.

Block Print, February 21, 2016

I miss my granddaughter – this is inspired by her.

Block Print, February 20, 2016

My sister’s cat, on her oriental carpet.

Block Print, February 19, 2016

Block print of my parents’ dog, Charlotte.

Mixed Media

Letter, week of October 18

Mixed media collage letter on deli paper. Painted over with acrylics, and drawn on with pen. Writing on the back.

Letter, week of October 15

This week was more stressful than some, and it reflects in the letter I sent to Hannah. Playing with foam stamps and collaged paper made with mono prints pulled from a gelli plate. Then drawing on top of everything with posca pens

Letter, week of October 10

Still playing with foam stamps that I am carving and mono printing. The writing on these letters is on the back.

Letters, week of September 12

I’m continuing to work every night on mixed media and am then incorporating my experimentation in to letters. Here are some letters that I mailed the week of September 12 – 17. I was playing with foam and linoleum stamps that I carved, and paper collaged from mono prints that I pulled with a gelli […]

Clay

Kiln Results, September 14th, 2016

Featherstone fired a glaze kiln (cone 5 oxidation) on Sunday, and they unloaded it on Wednesday. I had a handful of pieces in it, and it was great to see the results of the surface experiments I’ve been trying. I was so excited about the clayish dirt on my land. A pile of it was […]

Kiln Results, August 31, 2016

Weeks of pieces came out of the glaze kiln at Featherstone Center for the Arts on August 31st. Looking at them, I had to step back and try to remember what techniques I was trying, and then process what, I feel, turned out and what didn’t. Many of the decorations are quick and easy because […]

Sketching on Clay

This spring, I discovered the open studio hours at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard. Three days a week, their ceramic studio is open to the public for an hourly fee and the cost of materials.  It had been nearly 17 years since I worked in clay, and I decided to go and […]

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