Friday, April 23, 2010

Wash Me

Sometimes there are too many important things to do and you let some things slip away - like cooking. Actually, it is windy season here in the desert which means dusting at least 3x a day. Max Lehman, ceramic artist and excellent cook, was over returning a piece of his that he had borrowed for a show and wrote "wash me" on my stove. I laughed so hard my stomach ached.

Speaking of cooking—wonderful mixed media artist Pat Chapman really rocks when she cooks. When she lived in Santa Fe we did dinner parties ALL the time. The tradition continues here every Thursday but it isn't the same without that wild child. I am putting a cover on my portal so during the summer monsoon season we can still eat dinner outside. Can't wait until it warms up so we can dine al fresco.

Got to go so I can cook up some art so I will have some art to post next time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Out With the Wind

Not the most perfect photo color wise but this piece was just finished and was out the door with Teena Robinson, Santa Fe encaustic artist, before I could say BOO. Since it was named on the spot it is called Ode to Teena. The surface was gold leafed prior to any work being done on it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Be Happy

This piece reflects how I am feeling. I am such a victim of weather but now the trees are budding and blossoming. The weather has warmed up and I am already in flip flops and I am out of hibernation.

Be Happy is a small piece, 6" x 12", on a ampersand panel. It started with a vintage scrapbook page, image transfer, a faux encaustic pour with gel and paint skin circles on top.