I participated in the free art project today. I took my first item to the area near our downtown library. I placed it in a spot where it could be safe from the weather. I went to my car to get my ipad to take a photo of the item and in less that 30-45 seconds someone came along and picked it up. I continued my adventure by heading over to Gilman Street to place my second item. This piece is a bit heavier than the first. I hope it finds a good home!
You are invited to a fun event at Columbia Winery on January 9th, 2014 from 4-7 PM.
This past September Goose Ridge winery challenged me to make a couple geese. After dropping the first one off my husband challenged me to come up with something completely different for Goose 2
Here is Goose 2 which I have named after my friend Denny who also provided me with hundreds of forks to use for this project. The head is spoons and the bottom is an old saw blade cut to fit.
After hanging on a wall for almost 3 years, these leaves have finally found a new home. They were shipped out today to Hersey PA. I was told the new owner was from the Pacific Northwest and wanted to bring home the fall leaves to cheer up her home office.
I had a few extra horse shoes that were different sizes than what I need for my large project so I cleaned them up a little and experimented. I added an old scarf that I have not worn in over 4 years and I think this just might make a fun holiday gift?
As a member of the local American Legion yesterday I went out to the Tahoma National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers.While there I also took a moment to sit and think about my dear life long friend Robert Larson as well as other friends who have left me.
Today Veterans Day 2014 , my good friend Ken Vensel, hiker, photographer , mountain tour guide, invited me on a hike. Ken likes to take photos of waterfalls and mountains and all kinds of other stuff. We usually do most of our hikes under the light of the full moon. We have done today’s hike many times but always on snow shoes. It was fun to see what things look like without 12 feet of snow on the ground. It was an amazing day for a hike as the sky was clear ( not so great for the guy with the camera) the temperatures were in the low 20’sF ( not so great for the girl in yoga paints and no gloves).It was obvious to us both today that winter is here, even though just last week the temperatures were in the high 60’sF. We hiked the Common Wealth Basin Trail which is also part of the Old Pacific Crest Trail. I counted at least 20 plus waterfalls during our hike today. I can hardly wait for the snow so that we can head back up on snow shoes! Ken is also one of the artists that will be showing at the Columbia Winery with me from Jan 5- March 31.
I was challenged to make three different geese. This is goose number 2 , My Friend Denny kindly went through his art supplies and donated hundreds if forks to I have names this goose after him. All I have left to do is to put a bottom on him. This goose is made completely out of spoons and forks and a few scraps of metal for the frame.
I got the most awesome note from Idaho this week! The best part of making art is having it go to a new home!
Another bird has left the nest. Dodie is now living over in Pullman Washington.
Special thanks to Gunner for posing with Dodie for the photo!