Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
"...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
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 first....love the sweet pea...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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
*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.