Saturday, April 10, 2010

WhAt i Am LiStEniNg tO....

Amber Darland's debut full length album "Truce".
Got it as a present from a dear friend at Xmas time and listened to it on repeat so many times I had to put it away for awhile. Just got it out yesterday and remembered how much I enjoy her voice and lyrics.

My favorite lyric is "with a little time this love's gonna learn to bend" Speak right to me in a very personal way and I do believe we have to learn to be flexible with our love. Loving and relating to other humans isn't always easy but I have found it worth the stretch and bend...

some other lyrics that jump out at me... "our egos like watchdogs on doorsteps keep us in"
How many things do our egos keep us from doing? from looking silly... from trying something new because we are afraid of being bad at it.... from forgiving...

and then a happy sunny Saturday lyric... "so kick up some dirt and be glad to be alive with your feet on the ground still so ready to fly"

Local Bellingham singer song writer that I have been enjoying for quite a few years now in coffee shops and at the farmers market. Check out her website or myspace.

Friday, April 9, 2010

aRtFeSt 2010 A pHoToGraPhiC ReViEw

Artfest 2010 was amazing as always! So good to see old friends and reconnect. It was good to recharge my artistic batteries as well. So much creativity and such a beautiful place, Ft Worden continues to be one of my favorite places in this world.
Visited friends in the Officers quarters for some chatting and wine drinking. This is like my 6th or 7th Artfest, I have lost track, and I all this time and I had never been in an officer's house. Wow! did it make my dorm room look pathetic. I think I may have been converted. Who want to share an officer's house next year?
So I have been spending hours playing around with Photoshop Elements relearning what I had forgotten because I don't use it very often and learning some new things. I also found some silly application to turn your photos into Polaroids... So on with the show

Artfest 2010 a Photographic Revue

Monday, April 5, 2010

NeW wOrK

Here is a look at some of the new works I have been making this spring. Most all was made with Artfest vending in mind, which was very successful (thank you to all my supporters) but plenty of pieces came home with me. Which I will hopefully get some more stuff up on my etsy shop and I will have a good start on pieces to take with me to the

University District Art Fair

May 15th and 16th in Seattle, Wa.

I really am still very attached to the art doll form. It just has so many options and different techniques used in one creation. I am upcycling or recycling cheesy porcelain and plastic composite dolls I find at thrift stores. I am primarily using paint effects to age and texturize the dolls but I also have recently started using gut (sausage casings) to cover and in case the dolls as well and I am really liking the effect. I learned about gut from a great teacher and friend

Melissa Manley.




Ice Princess

Flower Girl


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