Here is the first of what is to be a flurry of drawing for the next few months. I have two art shows coming up here in Portland, one at Miss Zumstein in December, and one at Cellar Door in January. If you need me, I’ll be at the drawing board until next year!
I have always felt that the great blue heron was a protector and a guardian. Seeing one in a marsh in my childhood home of north Texas was always a magical moment, like I had glimpsed a great spirit…this painting is a kind of prayer for all my relations, human, bird, and creek…
This is a drawing done with pencil, pastel and ink for my sister, Angel, and her new livelihood as an energy worker. It was fun to do something abstract as I used to think it was something outside my ability to do. I tended to draw what I saw. But now I am realizing thatContinue reading “Seven Pointed Star”
I used to play by the train tracks when I was small and make rubbings on tracing paper of wood, pennies, and leaves. Now when I sketch, I still take the time to delight in the textures of things. They are the rubbings of childhood, traced sensations of the world around me. It is like kneading bread, the warm, living dough in our working hands. We touch on the surface of things and let them in with the rhythms of the pen and pencil on the skin of trees.