Last winter I carved several pieces about surprise and holding on/hanging in/survival. In this one the woman is buffeted by wind but she still says “yes, I can do it”. As I get older I continue to be surprised by the number of challenging opportunities for struggle I am faced with and to which I am forced to adapt.
No more cadmium pigments in my studio! This jar of cadmium orange was 10 years old and still going but I decided to just take off the lid and let the paint dry up. There are other noncadmium pigment choices for orange paint.
What am I doing this Saturday, April 7, 2018? I’m in the middle of happy chaos, finishing up five different pieces. All are in different stages of completion, some of them I carved last summer others more recently. I’m putting on a big push to get these done before I begin my Ithaca Farmers Market season. The first day of the outdoor Steamboat Landing Farmers Market was today
- but I’m going to use Saturdays to work in my studio until the weather gets warmer. My fingers don’t like to carve in the cold.
Meet Henry and Owen, currently my youngest collectors. Many thanks to their grandparents Luke and Mary who decided to start them out early as collectors of art. Henry’s piece is called “Henry’s Magic Wand” after a children’s book of the same title. When Owen saw Henry’s piece he said he wanted one too! So I portrayed him reading with a soccer ball close at hand - reading and soccer are two of his favorite activities.