Saturday, May 8, 2010

Market Day!

It seems that Spring has Sprung and Summer shall Arrive soon. The first day of the Astoria Sunday Market is almost upon us. The day after today (also known as Tomorrow) I will be pitching my tent, assembling my For Sale-ables, and hoping that someone besides myself finds my little Imp irresistible. The image above is a watercolor painting I made for my business card. For those of you that can come by, I hope to see you there!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Lone Tree on a Green Hill

Lone Tree 3"x3" watercolor and pencil on illustration board
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What began as an experiment in technique ended up as a small token to the simple beauty of nature.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Where Have All the Trees Gone?

acrylic on canvas 8"x24"
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It is unusual for me to paint with acrylics onto canvas, but here is one I quite like. I collected bits of paper that would otherwise have been thrown away during the third week of April 2009, and collaged the background with them. Then I layered in the homes, trees, and scrolls in acrylic paint. My love of trees has steadily grown since I moved to the coastal rain forest Living amongst trees here is two-sided: it is extraordinary to walk beneath them and hear and feel and see the life they are and the life they bring; then to see them, large and small, slashed and bound onto logging trucks headed for unknown and far off People purposes. I generally try to stay away from an agenda like this in my art, but I started thinking of this rhyme and couldn't get it out of my head until I painted it. The little tree on the left with all the leaves signifies new life, new hope.

In other happenings, I have been busily preparing for my first art/craft show booth! I am very excited and nervous. I will be having a space at the Astoria Sunday Market in Astoria, Oregon. It is a farmers market and art/craft show held downtown on Sundays, and runs throughout the summer months and just into the fall season. The first day of the market season this year is Mother's Day, May 9. I have a bit of new work that will be making an appearance there, will be posting them this week.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tree with a Secret . . .

This tree has been living under my bed and in my attic for several years now - this has been one of those projects that begin with great gusto and enthusiasm only to reach a point where I lose all sense of what to do next. So. . . nothing is precisely what happened next for a long time. I resurrected this tree recently, and realized with glee that I knew exactly what to do! This tree has a marvelous secret, a secret that has remained sequestered in the hidden parts of this world for quite long enough. Soon I will share it with you, and I do hope that it will delight you as it has always delighted me.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two Imps

pencil sketch 8"x10" on paper
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Several weeks ago I started sketching these two imps and wrote a charming rhyme to accompany them.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Unfinished Faery . . .

6"x6" pencil on paper
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My little unfinished faery. It looks so indignant! Perhaps because it has no head! I began this drawing some time ago, and have yet to decide what sort of face ought to be attached to this body. So for now it will live in my little studio near my other creatures, sitting in the window and waiting for its head.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hello There . . .

Hello there, this is the beginning of my blog and website. Here I will share with you the world I call Folklings in my little studio by the sea. If you happen to see something that tickles your fancy I do hope you will let me know.