Wednesday, September 25, 2013



Once again it's time to celebrate the arrival of fall and the making of art. It's hard to believe that almost 5 years ago, Linda Jarvis (my friend and art conspirator) and I decided to organize the first GreyBird Barn Studio Sale. Time has flown by, as time often does, and here we are about to celebrate the 5th year of the ARTIST STUDIO SALE AT GREYBIRD BARN.

There are six artists represented this year with two being new to the sale, Paula Gill and Sue Skelly. Both are dear friends and wonderful artists and it's just going to be a hoot to get to spend a weekend with them. For the rest of us old barn sale veterans ... Linda Jarvis....Lynn Anju...Diana Cronin... and Shane Miller, we say, "bring it on". We are all ready for a grand weekend of visiting with old friends and new ... sneaking a homemade cookie or two ... watching the plethora of apples turning red on the King apple tree ... laughing ... and sharing our art. If you live in the area or just want to spend a sweet day or weekend in Port Townsend, come by and see us. We will be here October 12th and 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Directions: As you head out of town from Port Townsend on HWY 20, watch for our signs. Turn on Fredericks St. and make a left on Otto and wind down to the bottom of the hill. Turn left into the driveway where a silver crocodile (my mailbox holder) welcomes you to GreyBird Barn. Can't wait to see you!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013



I am participating in a show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts this month titled NEITHER HERE NOR THERE: ARTISTS ON THE ROAD. Blank 4" x 6" postcards were donated by Strathmore Artist Papers and artists, architects, designers, and friends of the gallery were asked to or stitch the cards using any medium. I went to the opening and it was crowded with people trying to see all the cards and purchase the ones that struck their fancy. Because the postcards were all signed on the back, it was sort of like a guessing game trying to decide who had made which card. Each card was priced at $65 (symbolic since the gallery is celebrating it's 65th year).

I made two cards for the event. The one above is titled HARVEST. Honestly, at almost the last minute, I picked up one of my favorite vintage toy trucks that is just under 4" long and picked three ripe sungold cherry tomatoes from my garden to fill up the bed. After sending it through a few filters in photoshop I came up with the above version.

The second postcard is called PERSONAL CLOUD. The foundation for this card is a vintage image of a young boy and girl sitting for a posed studio photograph. Neither of them looks very excited about being there...and they probably had to sit very still for a long time so there would be no blurriness in the exposure. The message I wrote on the back of this card reads, "Have you ever wished you had a personal cloud to hide behind when all the attention is focused on you?" There is just a little personal experience in that statement.