Monday, August 28, 2006

It is what it is

I hear words spoken in black and white.
Things are not necessarily either or.
There are many possibilities between
all and nothing.
There are vapor trails, rivers.
Things that won't be pinned down.
There is enjoyment and value
in passing moments.
It's fluid.
It's life.
It's not equitable
or permanent.
It is what it is.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Potato Love

Once again, I tried to enter my potatoes into the Cook County Fair, but when I called, they said they were judging that day, and that I was too late. Still, I think my potato deserves special recognition. This is my busy time of year for performing weddings, so I think it's appropriate that I dug this beautiful heart shaped potato from my garden this week. I sent a photo of it to the Cook County News Herald, so we'll see if they print it!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Coho King

This is the design I did for the Coho mug. I haven't talked to B yet about it, but the design shows a merman with a salmon tail, surrounded by Coho Salmon in various stages. The silvery blue ones are in the ocean phase, while the red ones with the hooked noses are in the mature, spawning phase. Instead of a trident, the Coho King is holding a large fork, and instead of a crown, he has a cake on his head. The sea floor is littered with cups, saucers, bowls and silverware.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Bean

Sabina... aka Bean

My efforts with Animal Allies has brought a foster dog into my home. She is an energetic Yellow Lab mix, about a year old. She's spayed and in need of a permanent home. Very sweet disposition, great with other dogs, children, and all people. No food aggression at all. Tolerates being in a crate. She's doing well on the lead, knows "sit" "lay down" and "come". Bean is a beautiful dog with an expressive face, and eagerness to please. Lots of love to give to a new family.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

New Show at the Coho Cafe

Last night I hung my new show at the Coho, with the help of my dear friend Susan. She thinks this is my best show yet. Since it's the Coho, I decided to paint mostly fish this time. Some trees, birds, frogs, but mostly fish. The picture shown here is 3.5'x4', and is called "When I Took Michael To The Gunflint Pines". The show will be up through August.