Seager Gray Gallery

Last week Oola and I did a road trip and spent some time camping with California’s biggest and hungriest mosquitoes.  Also shared coffee next to some old guys in bicycle spandex.  Happily we arrived in the Bay Area itchy but not with too much psychological damage to visit family and friends. One highlight of the… Continue reading Seager Gray Gallery

Studies

No new journeys yet, but Oola and I are planning to brave the traffic in THE BIG CITY in two weeks to visit and/or volunteer in the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, then on to the Sammamish Library in Sammamish WA for an artist book show-and-tell.  Both adventures will be as a member of the Book… Continue reading Studies

Marble-ing in Port Angeles

This time the journey was to Dove Studio in Port Angeles where a group of us played around with marbleizing paper and cloth.  This is a technique I learned from Joan Flasch (the best) in art school years ago.  This technique is like the Fourth of July, full of oohs and aahs. Marbleizing is a… Continue reading Marble-ing in Port Angeles

Hinges and Collapsible Structures

Last week Oola and I made the trip to Tacoma to take the workshop Collapsible/Flexible Book Structures:  Paper Balloons, Tubes & Vessels with Helen Hiebert. Creative chaos reigned for two days.  (You can view enlargements of the images by clicking on them.) Oola was in her element as was Bonnie Egbert, pictured in the background.… Continue reading Hinges and Collapsible Structures

Northern HWY 101

There is city park in Port Angeles where HWY 101 (under the guise of Front St.) runs by Wildcard Guitars and Dove Studio.  Each evening for the past couple of weeks I have been checking in on Mother Killdeer — much to her consternation I must admit — just to see how she and her… Continue reading Northern HWY 101

Northwest River Stones

photo: Randy Powell All through the Northwest cold weather I worked on this collection of drawings, photos and assemblages about, to, and for the humble river stone. Like most humans they are abundant and self effacing (with a few notable exceptions!) and their beauty can be quite profound when one takes the energy to really… Continue reading Northwest River Stones

Shop Fox

Mr. Wildcard can make more than guitars.  For those book makers out there who are interested in having a press clamp, here’s a honey-do the Wildcard recently did for me. We bought a “delux press clamp” from Grizzly Industrial for $70.  The Wildcard scrounged up the off-fall from a maple butcher block counter top and… Continue reading Shop Fox

Singular Artist Books at Robert Graves Gallery

Last week, Oola and I mounted a show of my artist books in the Robert Graves Gallery at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington.  Oola has weak arms but an indomitable spirit.  We survived the adventure thanks to all the help we got. I made a new book called “Conversation with Stones” for this exhibition. … Continue reading Singular Artist Books at Robert Graves Gallery

Trip to the Northernest Westernest

Yesterday we decided to find out what extreme North West in the L 48 looks like, land’s end.  So we took a 70 mile drive from Port Angeles along Hwy 112 and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Cape Flattery in the west, all in Mom’s Memorial Prius. Please click on any photograph to… Continue reading Trip to the Northernest Westernest