Saturday, May 30, 2009

In the garden

Garden Day. Weather perfect. Some surprises...a poppy opened, a visit from Mr. Chippy which Jack (cat) the Ripper is loving. Birdhouse is from Iron Kettle Farm.

Friday, May 29, 2009

IF: Adapt

"...Faust had a different take: throughout his life, she said, Lincoln adapted to his surroundings, rather than withdrawing. Noting his changing attitudes toward military service and religion, she said Lincoln “was a learner—he continually evolved.”
Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine,Who Was Lincoln, Really, Feb 10, 2009

Original Sketch(pen and ink)> AI (watercolor effect)>Live Trace> colored digitally

Sweet Green Inspiration

With all the rain, the garden is brimming with new sweet green in every shade. Apples, lemons, peas, winter savory, garlic, leeks, lettuce, spinach, arugula, strawberries, tomatoes (more varieties than I have room for) basil, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, parsely, cucumbers, butternut squash, zucchini and even a tuscan melon. There's a lot of inspiration here...just deciding what to do the sweet pea...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

love and celebration

It is a slippery slope for graduates today. Thankfully, jobs are had and plans have been made... for this family anyway, for now...good luck to all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Experimenting with space

Experimenting with space...took the photo of the trees last winter and pasted down a recent line drawing and wash of dog... Then into PS for cutout effect. The photo ends but I inked in the tree trunks below the photo margin...

Monday, May 18, 2009

making space

It was time to do a little spring cleaning in the studio...just needed to find the desk. Have you been to Camilla Engman's and Elisabeth Dunker's shared studio violet? I love checking in on them to see what they are up to...their studio is light-filled and spacious. Here is another interesting idea for a studio....made in New Zealand!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Photoshop: Dining Outdoors

Looking forward to outside dining when the weather improves...
Photo of China Grill in NYC (previous post) to which I applied the cutout effect...I think my favorite effect...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Inspiration: NYC Views

NYC is always a much needed jolt of energy and it is always a study in contrasts. View from inside the Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park. You can take little boats out on the small lake and paddle around. These folks were getting a closeup view of the turtles sunning themselves on the rocks. Charming....all grist for the mill...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Inspiration: MOMA, NYC

Inspiration: Stony Hill Greenhouses

Dana Keiser and Zeke of Stony Hill Greenhouses: Rare and unusual ( and usual) plants.

Out and About

*A day in the country, Brackney PA
*Sea Hag Soaps and Art Mercantile (postage stamp quilt)
*Visit to Art Gallery (Betty Bryden's Bird Collages) in Montrose, PA. Tom Canouse and Betty are owners of The Butternut Gallery and Second Story Books at 42 Church Street in Montrose. The gallery is open year round.
*Lunch at Summerhouse Grill featuring all local fresh food.