Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rusted Drawers and Demo Encaustics

 Demo encaustics from the demo I did at Island City Gallery, the back drop, my new old rusty drawers.

A great vintage find! Metal new rusting tools. They already have great marks on them.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Love the grass growing on the top hay roll.

Wall of Names, Taylor Falls WI

Sample from my encaustic demo

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

'Contemplation' Opening

The Contemplation Opening at the Island City Gallery, A lovely gallery in the heart of Winona MN.
The Show is there until Oct 30.  It is a beautiful town to visit especially this time of year, the bluffs along the river will be ablaze with fall color this month!

Did my first demo, it was great fun!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv 4: Brown

Found this lovely book in a thrift store yesterday along with this fat brush.  The front pages are a lovely chocolate brownie marble mix !!! I love brown it is every where in my home in every shade. I took photos of some of my favorites.
sewing basket

Monkey Balls, they are seeds from a tree in Africa.  Crafts people crave beautiful designs into them and sell them as decorations. Basket is from Zululand, Natal South Africa. The black one is a walnut:)
A Beautiful potted bowl my son Baseem made!!

I Love Brown!!!!! To see more brown pop over to Julie B Booth or to Jennifer Coyne Quden for the  Searching for Roy G Biv 4: Brown blog hop list.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Flowers and Vases

Having a break from rust printing and encaustic work, I took out the gouache to play. I think I got a little obsessed , still going after about 50 flowers. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Atlas Doodles

This happen the other night while watching Grey's Anatomy season 3 finale. I know I'm behind the times.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Indigo Skies

Indigo is definitely I hard one to pin down, but oh so beautiful. See more indigo searches at Judy B Booth

Monday, June 15, 2015


Came into a PILE of old burlap bags! It was a chore to wash them out, including the old coffee beans but now that they are ready to be used I am loven them. Something about the raw materials, the warp and weft, the texture hmmmmm what can I do with them.

printing with burlap

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

While the Foot Heals

I've had a lot of couch time while recovering from my sprained foot. During that time I"ve made a serious dent in the owl tapestry, and beginning to think it may be completed by winter! But even more exciting news, I was able to make it up the stairs to my beloved attic studio yesterday! As I surveyed my studio with joy my eyes fell on the abandon rust buckets, all dried out from lack of use. A moment of sadness swept over me "Has it really been that long since I worked up here?"

I was able to set up a working area with the foot propped up (I usually work standing up and moving around from station to station) and finish the lamp shade recovering job for my son. The shades are covered with a rust print (on fabric you can see it herefrom awhile back which has a random pattern he likes. 

Testing the shade out on a lamp in the studio

This is the mate shade, Adeeb wanted a roof on the shades to block more light, he is using LED lights that are really bright, but do not give off any heat. Hence the lid on top which is removable, should he change is mind or the bulb:)