The Book of Bon Bons

Flexagons.  For the past few years I have been taking delight in playing with these geometric puzzles.  You start with a flat piece of paper.  Add a little fold, a little glue, and voila! — three or four pictures where you thought there were only 2.  Well, actually, it’s a little deeper than that.  First… Continue reading The Book of Bon Bons

Visual Bon-Bon

Getting close to finishing an Idea which hatched during my residency at Blue Mountain Center, and that is a box of visual bon-bons.  In actuality they are geometric puzzles to which I added photographs, prints and drawings.  You can find these puzzles on the internet by searching for “flexagons”. One fairly simple puzzle with an… Continue reading Visual Bon-Bon

Paul Farinacci, artist of social commentary

It has been a while since Oola and I traveled on any “plane”.  That foolishness dealt with, I would like you to meet — if you haven’t already — one of my fellow travelers at Blue Mountain Center. Paul Farinacci is an artist with whom I spent a few whiles in pleasant discussion of the… Continue reading Paul Farinacci, artist of social commentary

More Art from Blue Mountain Center Residency

The idea to pay homage to the water and the land here in the Adirondacks lead me to a second installation (in addition to the Waterbook in the last post). Here she is as installed in the woods outside my studio,,  She is an artist book of 16 panels with the image sections of Earth… Continue reading More Art from Blue Mountain Center Residency

Work at Blue Mountain Center

Today was the day.  When I came to Blue Mountain Center three weeks ago,  I thought I would like to try to create two books, one that pays homage to the water here, and one that pays homage to the land.  The water book has been finished for a while, but rain has kept me… Continue reading Work at Blue Mountain Center

Some of the Pleasures of Blue Mountain Center

The pleasures of Blue Mountain Center are many and some can be organized by water, land, the mind, and….drum roll….the kitchen. All images can be clicked on for an enlargement. The lake is the place for exercise after those hours working on the manuscript OR a place for working on the manuscript.  Or it is… Continue reading Some of the Pleasures of Blue Mountain Center

Going to Blue Mountain

If anything could teach one the cost of attachment to worldly goods, a backpack containing a 17” laptop, 2 professional cameras, plus all necessary peripherals will do it…or at least it will slow you down. On the other hand, an artist needs her tools.  Did Georgia have to pack her stuff around?  Then again, I’m… Continue reading Going to Blue Mountain

Another Trip to Blue

Once again Oola dons her celebratory prom dress.  We have been awarded an artist residency at Blue Mountain Center in upstate New York this summer.  Oola is practicing her imaginary canoe to get in shape.  This time we won’t forget the swim suits! I am planning to do something of an artist book/installation in the… Continue reading Another Trip to Blue