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I’ll be at the Shemer Art Center tomorrow, March 15th, for the Garden Art Show 9 am to 4 pm.  Stop by if you get a chance.  There will be 20 artists of all kinds and a MicroDwell Exhibit in the Shemer orchard area.

5005 East Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, AZ

602.262-4727

These are some of the nature journals I’ve been making….

I’m using dried leaves, native and non-native flowers, and some prints on teabags for the covers.  The binding is done with a selection of sticks I’ve been collecting.

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"the terrible in my head"

“the terrible in my head”

I’ll have nature journals, moths, and some of the new gouache paintings on reclaimed doors there.  We are also paired with the MicroDwell event that is ongoing at the Shemer.  

Check out some of the artists that will be participating at:  

Phoenix Garden Artists Visit Blog

gardenartphx.wordpress.com

Hope you can stop by!

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“fox” inset

"get it off! get it off!"
“get it off! get it off! get it off!”

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The weather has been so warm lately.  It’s perfect for working in the back garden. For the class I’m doing end of month at Vision Gallery, we’ll be making nature/garden books.  The kids will learn a basic binding method, create some prints, and go home with a book to fill up with their own works of nature.

 

New Year Day walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on January 1st, 2014.

...same tree, different year

…same tree, different year

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Queen Creek Cottonwoods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoodoo

Hoodoo

…this beetle stopped to pose in dramatic lighting…

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Muleshoe Ranch is a Nature Conservancy Preserve in southeastern Arizona – beautiful place to wander around.

….best dinosaurs ever!

slc museum of natural history

visited with my dad, november 2013

November 2013

November 2013

….took a drive up to Utah weekend before Thanksgiving.  Hit the first big storm of the season.  Near white-out conditions along the Vermilion Cliffs.  Raven in the snow.

works in progress from the sketchbook….

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are you sure

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acting like an…

height is everything

height is everything

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carrots don’t grow

 

…not mine but makes me happy….     2013-06-15_12-39-58_267

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This is the clay rabbit that is part of the table for the ChairiTable coming up on Friday, March 15th at the Chandler Center for the Arts.  The funds raised by the event are for visual and performing arts education. Please check out this link for more information.

The inspiration for the piece is desert life.  Spending so much time in cars and even driving out to go somewhere and hike, a lot of our view of the desert is just fleeting impressions.  The name of the piece is “Desert Impressions”.

When I first saw this picture it reminded me of dinosaurs.  I like that he looks like the hunter and not the hunted.  You wouldn’t want to meet this jack rabbit in a dark alley.

http://www.visiongallery.org/chairitable-main.html

The rabbit is made of clay, not fired, and sealed with an acrylic coating.  He was built by first constructing a wire mesh structure and then building the clay onto the sub-structure a layer at a time.  After drying completely, it’s sprayed with an acrylic coating.

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The table is painted with acrylic paints and pencils.  The entire table is sealed with multiple layers of acrylic coatings.  The top of the table is shown below.  This was an enjoyable project and well worth the time!  Hope to see you there.

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