Saturday, June 8, 2013

Open Studio today and tomorrow 11-5

Good morning from the early morning June fog of Monument Road. In a few hours there will be some balloons on my mailbox should you be looking for the right country lane to turn into. I will have coffee and tea, wine and good clean water with lemon slices. A few little cookies to serve will be on the counter of the upstairs studio space.
I imagine this summer fog will be gone by 11 a.m. when the studio door opens. At which time I might be stitching on a few little 8"x8" pillows of silk or linen to offer some low priced items. Or perhaps I will be making scarves until someone ventures into these lovely redwoods and pops in the studio door.

You can park down by my residence which is an octagonal home my husband and I built in the early 80's. The when walking back to the studio, before climbing the exterior circular stairwell that is showing signs of rot, you will have passed the new wood shed built with lovely old resawn redwood.

This will be a relaxed day to enjoy a 'middle' Humboldt day which is never like the north end of Humboldt nor the south end. I rest absolutely in between as does my art. Unique to its environment, my home and art are one of a kind. My work is abstract with a gesture to landscapes and the internal music that effect my sensibilities every moment of the day.

I look forward to your visit today and tomorrow between 11 and 5. And should you not be able to attend today, you are welcome to call for a personal visit another time. 707-764-3877
Cheers and thank you for your attention....

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I will be open for one of the two announced North Coast Open Studios this year. This will be the second weekend of June. I will be presenting some watercolors, prints, some textile pieces (scarves, small items, and custom fabrics) and miscellaneous bits. If you are interested in visiting with me at that time please stop in. There is some handicap access but most viewing of art will be upstairs in the main studio. If the weather is nice the garden will be worth a browse. It is mostly a naturalized combination of beds and rough pasture with a few paths carved into it.
If you have any questions on how to get here please call me on the office number 707-764-3877.
It is 1.8 miles up from the main Wildwood Avenue of Rio Dell on Monument Road. There will be a metal sign on the base of my mailbox post... 1961.
Please look at for more information of that exciting and abundant weekend

Open Studio is from
June 8-9
Saturday and Sunday
11 am to 5 pm

Goodness,  a year has passed since I last wrote! It has been a busy year of travel, the birth of my first grandchild, and a good deal of projects on the studio's five acres. It seems a lot of my creative juices have gone to shingling the cabin/bath house, installing some art work into the garden, building vegetable beds, landscaping, and designing a beautiful woodshed using re-sawn old growth redwood.

But creativity takes all shapes and there has been new projects explored and begun:
a new printer for an in-house art and poetry book this year
painting and sketching using different mediums
planning an outdoor sculpture project that should be placed in the orchard ' 7 Torso's ' withn the next few years. This project will require some education on my part of casting torso forms and building the pieces from there.