drawing, Writing

The Care of Latent Kittens

In 2010 or so, a dream I had caught my imagination to such a degree that I spent several years writing stories about it. That dream, that I've only referred to in one or two previous posts, was this: I saw a notice attached to a tree trunk at the edge of a woods. The… Continue reading The Care of Latent Kittens

drawing, scratchboard, Writing

Unearthed

In order to preserve some scratchboard drawings I made in 2015 and 2016, this week I sent files of them off to be printed in a small experimental batch. I decided to print them as a set of postcards or small deck that I've named Unearthed. Here's the process that got me to this stage.… Continue reading Unearthed

drawing, Poetry, Writing

December

Here is a poem and drawing about surgery I had as a child. It was in December when I was 15 that I had the unexpected, very serious surgery. Now each December I relive that trauma more forcefully than at other times during the year. Several years ago I wrote a poem about the experience.… Continue reading December

Felt & Fabric, Poetry, Writing

Confetti

As I’ve been reading over my writing, I’ve decided to put more of it on the blog. Here’s a poem I wrote in 2011/2012 along with an appliqué from 2005. Confetti The fortune reads: Because of your melodic nature the moonlight never misses an appointment. *** For years I liked to believe that I alone… Continue reading Confetti

drawing

Picking up the Threads

Around a month ago, I began thinking about some scratchboard drawings I made in 2016. ( see my post from Feb. 19/2016) I had set them aside because I didn't know the completed form I wanted them to take. I decided to return to them to see if I could get any further. I believe I… Continue reading Picking up the Threads

Painting, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Raw

This is the work I showed a detail of in my last post. It has gone through extreme changes and finally developed into this image that I am now going to stop working on and let be.  In some ways it's an awkward piece and I felt it was trying to tell me something, so… Continue reading Raw

Painting, Printmaking, Writing

Slow Going Plus Writing

I've been working on another piece that combines part of an old linocut with gouache paint. It's been a tough one in terms of design. I'll post it here once I finish it. Yesterday I said aloud while working: "I should just throw this against the wall." After that I made some progress! Here's a… Continue reading Slow Going Plus Writing

Painting, Writing

The Nature of Making Art

I have kept journals--diaries--on and off for the past 40 or more years. In the 1990s and early 00s, I hand wrote a huge amount in dozens and dozens of lined notebooks--mostly recording my dreams and feelings but also world events and my activities. I've been working on a big project, going through my journals… Continue reading The Nature of Making Art

Books, Poetry, Printmaking, Writing

Black Waterfall Poem Booklet

I've completed an accordion booklet with my writing about Milne's Black Waterfall painting. You can see the initial idea in Poem for an Old Woodcut. There's other related posts following that one. I decided to print my writing on thin Japanese paper and adhere it to the booklet.  Here's some photos of it from different angles. I like seeing different parts… Continue reading Black Waterfall Poem Booklet