Category Archives: art

My Lino101 Book

I usually make study books, and this one was made in a little block print book that Tracey gave me — purr-fect for a block print memory of my first dive into the medium! This little book is a wrap-up … Continue reading

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Lino 101: First Day Out

I am taking Tracey Fletcher King’s Lino Printing 101. Today was my first day to play — I watched the videos through my fuzzy-headed cold/flu thang, and finally gave the carving a go in bed over a tray! Mitchell puts up … Continue reading

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☾ I am also thankful for my blog and the connections it has brought into my life. The wonder of the new and unexpected should be appreciated through new eyes! Have a day filled with Gratitude… ☾ UNKNOWN Watercolor paper … Continue reading

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Motherwell, Must Read

Two years ago, for the first time, I steeped myself in learning technique as a shortcut
with watercolor. My editor soon became in charge of my paintbrush.

When I first wanted to paint, over breakfast at the West Beach Cafe I asked
Billy Al Bengston whether I should go back to school for a MFA. He said, “Do you want to paint or teach?” and advised me to take the money I’d spend on college and take the
time off and buy cheap paint and canvas and go to it. I took his advice at 29.

Now at 60 it is time to unlearn and go back to my own screwy sense of whatever I want to play with and not think about being technically correct. It took me two years to undo what technical drawing did to me as a artist. Let’s hope this time I remember the path. Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 26, Cal Powell’s Cufflinks

Mid-Century Jade Buddha Swank Cufflinks belonged to Mitchell’s Dad. Swank was popular and now is popular with collectors. Now he will be remembered in my book of all our memories! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Lindberg House

Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896.   The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading

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