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March 21, 2017
Spring Palette


Have you ever had an appetite for a certain color as strong as say, a craving for chocolate? A color in the sky, a flower, in a pool of water...hues that are so alluring they are haunting. Many times, it is about the way they make me feel; calm, excited, introspective, happy, or any number of responses. Often a combination of colors being mixed on the palette as so spellbinding to me I have a hard time using the precious amount I mixed. Silly, but you are always wondering if that fluke accidental color combination will ever be possible again (probably is so avoid panic). Yesterday was the first day of Spring. I have really been craving the juicy colors that go with it breaking the rainy, moody, monotones that we've been treated to for months. This is printing ink and I decided it would go nicely on the moon jellies woodblock (and yes, it was all used up way too quick). The print drank in the colors nicely. If you want to see more about printmaking, click the picture and I will be printing in the gallery a bunch more in the coming weeks.


March 8, 2017


What is this mound of flippers and fins? It seems to be a favorite lounging activity of the local sea lions called 'rafting'. In this case, they had gorged on herring all morning in a feeding frenzy display of incredible athletic ability and are floating it off 'hammock style' in a funny dog pile formation. It does look pretty luxurious and I spied several visitors to the Seafood and Wine festival recently trying to emulate this on land with mixed results. Viewing this just outside the gallery window from my workbench, it's hard to not be inspired to get horizontal in the sun for a siesta like them. That's where coffee comes in handy and the fact that it never feels like there are enough hours in the day for all of the artistic projects in progress and the creative ideas waiting on deck to be born. Rafting will happen tonight, soon enough, with those inspired art thoughts winging through my head like the gulls above.

2016-04-27�- Hot Art Clothes!


The warmer it gets, off go the layers! Having comfortable style is important so why not wrap yourself in wearable art that is functional as well as sensationally cool. Leslie Palotas hand dyes each individual piece creating waves, octopus and other graphic renderings in fabric. Because she uses awesome companies like Xylem in Eugene for sourcing of the cuts, she makes stylish works of art to wear like Bolero Jackets and Yoga Pants. Leslie has just dropped off a new haul of work, come find the perfect piece for you.�

2016-04-27�- Variations on a Theme


For some reason I always love wearing chokers during the summer. Maybe it's the necklines, maybe it's that we're more active so we want jewelry that isn't dangling too much. I also notice that if my choker is too high, it leaves my chest rather bare. So to kill a couple of birds with one stone, I cooked up a choker that drops down to the length of a regular pendant. WIN! I've been playing with various lengths of drop and different stones, come in and see the variations on the theme.�

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