Monday, November 9, 2009

This image from the National Aquarium pretty much sums it all up.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Fun fact: Many Scorpios were conceived on Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cool Views of the Crane Courtyard

This image pretty much describes the past, oh I don't know, SIX months!!! I took this about a month ago but as I sit here writing it's pouring rain again. At least it made good light for photographing some of the beautiful plants in the Crane Arts courtyard. I believe Nicholas Kripal does the garden. I know that's his sculpture a few photos down.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October Studio Expanded Version

I cleaned and organized for a studio visit. Some new works some older. Well, actually, everything is new except the double spiral in the top image.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dog Considers Art

Dog looks at art.

Dog considers the work.

Dog admits skeptical attitude toward the work.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Like-New Car

I was going to go to my studio today. In fact I was on my way. But my car is shuddering at low speeds, a special new trick it just picked up yesterday. So, not wanting to be stuck on 95 somewhere around Philly, say the bridge for example, I decided to do something about my car. It needs an inspection sticker anyway. Why not today?

The mechanic just called. That sticker is going to cost me new front breaks- pads & rotors, TWO oxygen sensors, and THREE new windshield wipers. All in all my inspection sticker is going to cost me over a thousand dollars.

The good news is that I spent a thousand dollars on my car in July fixing the rear breaks etc, shocks, something to do with springs or pistons or something mechanical and the engine, and getting all new tires.

Matt tried to tell me that our cars were going to need more, that it was going to get WORSE every year. I said “Well, at a certain point we’ll have replaced everything inside and it will be like having a brand new car.” And he said, “Yeah. That’s how it works.” And I have to say, he seemed to have a hint of sarcasm in his voice when he said that.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October Studio

Here's a sneak peek at what I'm working on in the studio. Or rather what I was working on before a special someone's illness trapped me at home. I am almost done with it though. Just another day or two of endless stapling.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Black Box

I'll be honest. I've gotten sucked into the TV and I can't get back out. I'm using it for escapism. I know this. But sometimes I suspect it's using me. I suspect maybe my interaction with the TV is not voluntary. I frequently resolve to stop watching it. But before the resolution is fully formed in my mind I'm already thinking of what I'll watch next. Then the pressure and stress -the anxiety- of failure starts to press down on my mind. I know this can only be relieved by a few hours of TV. It's a vicious circle. The DVR is my accomplice. I used to quit watching when there was "nothing " on. Now I can reserve interesting things all night long, though sadly only two shows can save at once. This cause marital strife the other night when I wouldn’t let Matt watch the Phillies game. Not because I was watching TV, but because two important shows, hmm I think Vampire Diaries and Mentalist, were taping and could NOT be disturbed. I know that this is disturbed, that I am disturbed, but I NEED these shows. And then I found out that I am not alone. Paging through Art Forum and what do I see?? An article on Tru Blood. I think I’ll read it when my next show ends.

Friday, October 16, 2009

BYOTY Book Fair Tomorrow

A sneak peek at a few of my book covers. Come to the book fair Saturday from 12-6 at Little Berlin Gallery in Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Where have all the days gone?

I don't really know where September went. Or the first half of October. I remember August though. I was in Arizona making drawings and having a great time. Ah freedom. Right now I'm working on making little books for the BYOTY Book Fair at Little Berlin gallery. It's so much fun to make books. I love my printer. And my stapler. And most days my mat cutter. Sometime before the book fair on Sat I have to make a web page for my books. When I do I'll share the link. If you are in Philadelphia this Saturday stop by Little Berlin and check it out.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Latch Hook

My posting has been very slow lately but so have many of the other blogs I regularly read. I'm thinking something must be in the air. Or maybe everyone is just trying to get by. I'm working on making some books for Little Berlin's B.Y.O.T.Y. Book Fair. In fact I'm working on a book with my latch hook rugs one of which you see above. It occurs to me that I'm not posting lately because I can't write a coherent sentence. This will hopefully not impact my book making. Ha. But anyway, I made a series of 5 self portrait latch hook rugs a couple years ago. I can't help really loving them. In fact this is making want to make more. Or maybe it's because the hair dresser just gave me the same haircut I had when I was 6. Or maybe it's because I perversely like to make things no one else could possibly want. hehe.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Victoria Water Lily Pads

I haven't drawn much, or once, since we got back from Arizona. It's kind of funny to draw everyday for two weeks and then go a whole month without drawing. In fact it's kind of amazing to me that a whole month has already gone by. Today Olivia had a vacation day so we headed out to Longwood Gardens. I've been wanting to draw those lily pads since our last visit when I took lots of photographs. They were working in the ponds, cutting out the lotus plants and generally shaping things up. We got to see the bottom of these huge lily pads. They have an amazing support system. I wish I'd had my camera. But alas, you'll just have to trust me. The first chance you get flip one of these guys over. Just watch out for the thorns.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sneak Peak

This piece is finished, I think, but I haven't gotten a photo of it's final state. In the mean time here's a detail.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hubbell Trading Post

Looking out from inside the hogan.

Red dogs and red dirt.

One last look around.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We saw this mint colored mountain north of Window Rock, Arizona. It was really stunning against the red rocks. Apparently it's a holy site that medicine men visit. They use the green earth for their sand paintings.

Monday, September 14, 2009

About a half hour west of the Hubbell Trading Post. I don't know if this is still part of the volcano fields or not.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I hope you get a chance to come see this show. I have two pieces in it. That's my scale piece, Home, on the announcement. (upper right and lower left photo)

Saturday, September 12, 2009


O.K. I'm not done telling you about Arizona and the Hubbell Trading Post but this kid just cracks me up. He does not wear pants. At least as far as I can tell.

And then when they DO finally get some clothes on the kid THIS is what they come up with:

Friday, September 11, 2009

My nephew. Living the good life.