journal ~ winter 2010

family trees

A clear morning for the annual tradition - searching through the Christmas tree farm to find the "perfect" tree. I liked this one but was out-voted. This one was close to the van and the sun was still shining...too easy, right?

After fine dining at Brewery City Pizza in Tumwater, we were off to Tom's Tree Farm on Rainier Road. Grandma bundled up in a snuggie in the van (with occasional visits from various chilly family members to run the heater and warm up) while the brave ones ventured into the back forty in search of the perfect tree. (More - Photo Story)



snow and spring

(journal from november 24, 2010)
What is it with me and spring?
So here I was tromping through snow on the trail near my home in a Narnia winter wonderland... cold and gray... tree branches bent low by the weight of heavy snow... everything so quiet... so completely still.
My eyes always looking, photo-making...and then it hit me...SPRING.
Yes…spring – stronger than ever, I was overwhelmed with the reality of spring.

Go figure. I guess I'm seeing the whole story at once...or longing for the reawakening and redemption that comes with the thaw. Sure I enjoy the beauty before me. I’m considering painting a winter scape, or a few...but...

Spring is somehow just with me. (Read More)

a retrospective

Many of my graphite drawings and stone impressions on cotton are on display during November and December in the beautifully remodeled lobby gallery of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia.

Visit the gallery
Sunday mornings
and during church office hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
1515 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Olympia, WA 98502
office phone (360)357-3386

Meet the Artist - On Wednesday, December 15, I enjoyed sharing about my art and a presentation on art as a different kind of knowing. Thanks to a receptive audience and to Gloria Dei for supporting the visual arts.

my first public art is installed

Imagine three walls of glass, a total of 120 square feet of it being stained glass, color and pattern above with clear window below. I am pleased to have collaborated with Vivienne McConnell of North Carolina and Valerie Collins of New York to create Generations - a series of three windows in glass. We used the Kenai River currents and salmon as metaphor for the exchange of knowledge in the learning and shaping environment of Kenai Peninsula College, a branch campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.



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