Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Late to the party

I attended a seminar yesterday and learned lots.  Those pesky cell phones that everyone seems to be glued to is driving a lot of change.  I learned my existing website is not mobile friendly so I'm going to have to catch up.  Gads, where to start.  

Monday, April 15, 2019

Lace Hydrancea

When you want something different and something fun, make it yourself:


I went to the store to buy my mom a Mother's Day card.  As seems to be more the usual I was disappointed with the selection.  The inscriptions are excessively sappy and although I love my mom to death I'd never say what was printed inside the cards because that's just not the language I use in every day life.  So I went home and began working on this image.  I originally intended to include the lush green leaves behind the flowers but found I really liked the simplicity at this point and stopped.  I had it printed on cardstock and sent it to my mom.  She thought it was awesome.  Mission accomplished.  

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Unique Woodwork at Timberline Lodge

I normally never ever deviate from my plan but when it seems the universe is giving me not just one sign, but several, it's time to listen. So I went back to the drawing board and redesigned the book before it was published. It's similar but very different from what the original plan was.


Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Wall

I gave my urban sketching paintings of the local area a place to live when they aren't at the courthouse by the narrow steps to upstairs.  

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thinking out loud (on paper that is)

I've been thinking about this for several years.  Originally it was a bookmark for the Timberline coloring book I designed and it was going to be a Kickstarter award but it didn't pencil out for the amount of time it would take to paint and print.  There just wouldn't be a decent return on the investment so I put it on the back burner.  I was going through my old notes the other day and it caught my eye again.  Now that I'm working on a much larger series of grand lodges in the Pacific Northwest, it might actually be viable.  So I sketched it out to see what it would approximately look like.  

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