Sunday, September 21, 2014

DC - Second-Hand

I have been a fan of shopping at second-hand stores since I a was a kid - always seems like a treasure hunt! 
My Mom and I bought my first real piece of furniture - an antique roll-top desk missing the roll-part - at a junk store in Englewood, Colorado when I was about 13, and I learned from her how to refinish furniture using that desk.

Just this afternoon my Mom and I set out again to find treasure at the thrift store. 
We were not disappointed!   
I could never in a million years bring myself to spend the kind of coin this designer label demands, even if I had that kind of coin!
But now I own a dress I can swish off to the ballet in with style, thanks to the second-hand store!  
Thanks to Joke for this week's drawing challenge.  For a look at more treasure from talented artists around the globe, go visit her artistic blog.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Little Rhythm, A Little Faith

The summer goes on and on here in Seattle, with much to do every day. 

I find influences in the streets and waterways of this place.   
My life is finally taking on a rhythm as fall approaches.  
Storefront in Belltown

Graffiti wall in Belltown

Belltown graffiti

Work in the studio is going well...

acrylic on canvas, work in progress

acrylic on 24"x36" canvas, work in progress
 ...and there is a new project started for my church here.
(if you look closely, you can see my assistant Flossy hard at work under the table)
The wonderful 20-Print Challenge at Pratt is over, and I start a new etching class this week.  
My completed prints: 20 images from one 9x12 copper plate
 I miss my house and my friends in Alaska so much 
but know that I am in the right place
here and now, 
in this city.  
Sometimes you just have to have a little faith.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Open Studio Tonight

The building where my little workspace is located is having open studios this evening.  I am excited at this first chance to show my paintings to Seattle's art-lovers.  

'Yellow Tide' 8"x8" acrylic on paper
Daughter will be there to assist, but Flossy is staying home.  She does not want to be stepped on!  If you are out and about in the area this evening, please stop by!


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