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Yes, yes, yes, yes.
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
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.
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.
Inscription and drawing on the back of “Old Crow”, done at Tom’s request.
Inscription and drawing on the back of “Old Crow”, done at Tom’s request.
Happy birthday Tom, aka “Old Crow”
Happy birthday Tom, aka “Old Crow”
What I’m working on at the market May 5, 2018...
What I’m working on at the market May 5, 2018...
Detail shot, from “Shepherd Holding Lamb”.
Detail shot, from “Shepherd Holding Lamb”.
I’ll be at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market starting Saturday, April 28. I’ll bring this little guy along. It’ll be fun to start my 2018 season with something new.
I’ll be at the Ithaca Farmers’ Market starting Saturday, April 28. I’ll bring this little guy along. It’ll be fun to start my 2018 season with something new.
One of the first painted wood carvings I ever made. It’s called Home Alone on a Friday Night. Done in 1974.
One of the first painted wood carvings I ever made. It’s called Home Alone on a Friday Night. Done in 1974.
A small free-standing head, something unusual for me since I usually work on flat boards. Still working on it...
A small free-standing head, something unusual for me since I usually work on flat boards. Still working on it...
Waking Woman, Dreaming Women. Carved white pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, glass eyes.
Waking Woman, Dreaming Women. Carved white pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, glass eyes.
Smile and Don’t Expect so Much, Number 8 has found a new home. Michele waited a long time to get this one! That’s what birthdays are for!
Smile and Don’t Expect so Much, Number 8 has found a new home. Michele waited a long time to get this one! That’s what birthdays are for!
Sailing Icon With copper Sun, Number 31. Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, copper sun.
Sailing Icon With copper Sun, Number 31. Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, copper sun.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of time goes into cleaning up painting glitches along the 3-D carved edges of my work. This is tedious work but worth it since afterwords the picture begins to “pop”.
A lot of time goes into cleaning up painting glitches along the 3-D carved edges of my work. This is tedious work but worth it since afterwords the picture begins to “pop”.
Bye-bye Horizontal Crow #3, fly away to a good life. And thank you Jane for your Easter gift to yourself which is also an Easter gift to me.
Bye-bye Horizontal Crow #3 , fly away to a good life. And thank you Jane for your Easter gift to yourself which is also an Easter gift to me.
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.
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.
Detail shot, Bird Watching, Cape May, N.J.
Detail shot, Bird Watching, Cape May, N.J.