Thursday, September 15, 2011


I just couldn't resist posting this today as I have a little time.  This is a time study of my Madrona/Arbutus trees that are performing so beautifully.  The plan is to take pictures of the same part of several trees about 1-2 weeks apart. This is one tree whose bark is just spectacular imo.  What do you think? I am also gathering the peeled bark from the ground with the intention of doing more dyeing with some  it and also by putting some gel medium on some beautiful pieces for some sort of mixed media piece. Playing around with Elements I hope to extract this tree from it's background ...that's one plan anyway!

Studio picture

 After returning from our SAQA conference in Denver, I came home to our very sick doggie "Traveller" who sadly passed away 5 days later.  So I haven't really felt much like writing or being in the studio for that matter and we still really really miss him. Of course those who don't have animals think I'm nutz.  Some days I think they are probably right!  Well back to my real reason for posting.  An overview picture of my studio. TADA!

 I tried to download a video of my studio yesterday with little success so I am posting a picture  instead!  While  labeling it which may be stating the obvious it will give you some reference when I next post.  The view of the trees has changed as we removed most of the Douglas Fir to save our beloved ARBUTUS.  I  have more light than EVER! Will post other pictures but this seem like a good start for now!