Sunday, September 25, 2011


Well, here I am weeks since I last posted.  Its been a busy month.  My show in Juneau went well.   I went on the ferry on the Wednesday before the first Friday (September 3)  opening to hang the show..... Aimee went in to help me and I couldn't have done it without her.    I had 39 pieces.  It was such a relief to get them hung.

Although it was a rainy night, which is pretty much par for most days and nights for the last couple of months, there were quite a crowd there.  Over the years, I've gotten to know a lot of people in Juneau and it was fun seeing some of them and meeting new folks.

A few days after the opening, I flew to Seattle for my one year check up..... happily still cancer free and I don't need to get checked out again for another year.  What a relief!  I"m so glad to have the uncertainty and check ups every 3 months over with. 

With a clean bill of health and the stress of my show behind me, I was anxious to get home and back in the studio, but a came down with an awful cold and spent much of the first week home recovering.  Finally got to studio last week and decided to do a little woodblock print.  Its for the 50 Baren exchange which I couldn't resist signing up for.

 This was a little gouache painting I did last month and used as a reference for the print.... also the view out my studio window.

Here is the print.  I had to make 100  of them for the exchange.  I mistakenly forgot to do a mirror image on my block and am still having a hard time getting use to it.  It is only 2 1/2  by 3 1/2.  It is mostly reduction.  I had to do an extra block for the light green area on the right which I didn't get dark enough the first time. 

As I mentioned before, its been a very rainy fall.  But today started out quite gorgeous and  I biked down to the beach after lunch to paint.   

The sun disappeared and it got pretty cold before I got much done.  

I did manage to draw and paint this in my sketch book.  I started a larger gouache which I'll try to finish in the studio tomorrow.