Painterly progress

Here’s a view of a piece I started while I was working on the last “Cloud Factory” paintings. Funny how I can be unhappy with something when I’m working on it, and then come back to it a couple of days later and like it.

And here is just another view of the “Cloud Factory” paintings. I have the feeling that these are going to be things I work with for a while. But then again, that might change!

I do, however, have a new project I’m embarking on. I’ve got these four small pieces of glass that I painted with enamel and fired while I was at Pilchuck back in 2008. Bryn also just got me four 8″x8″ panels for my birthday. They are going to be turned into four artworks with the addition of paint and wire. We’ll see how successful they turn out to be. Perhaps these will become “Sun Factory” paintings? I was amused that I made a series of Cloud Factory prints at Crow’s Shadow, which I had intended, and then randomly made a Sun Factory series right after. Perhaps the painting is just following the same format?


New paintings – Cloud Factory!

Cloud Factory: Father Sky

10″ x 10″ x 1.5″

Cloud Factory: Things Left Unsaid

10″ x 10″ x 1.5″


Finally got these finished! I’d started them so long ago and wasn’t quite sure what direction they would take. However, there is nothing like a deadline to get one going. I’m intending on entering them into the 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton Juried Exhibition and the deadline is 10pm tonight. We’ll see how they fare. In the meantime, I’ll be showing them at the upcoming First Thursday Artwalk at Chief Seattle Club!


triangles via motopony

Ran into this poster earlier this week on Capitol Hill. Triangles! Of course if you know my artwork, you know I like triangles. I was looking at this before posting and realized that it even uses a triangle font for the band name: Motopony. Looked online and found this cool logo (album cover?) below:

A Kiosk in the Garden

Much of yesterday was spent doing laundry and sorting through boxes. We did take a break in the afternoon and went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden, which we hadn’t been to before. It was very pretty of course, especially on a sunny June day. Most of the plants were labelled and there were signs that told you which area of the garden you were in. I was a little surprised, however, to run across this kiosk! It had a touchscreen with information about the garden and it’s plants. At least, I think that’s what the information was since it would only go to the home page and kept getting an error message if you tried to go anywhere else. It seemed a little unnecessary to have this kiosk, especially since it wasn’t working properly.

There were lots of (amateur?) photographers there and a good number of people carrying tripods. I hadn’t brought my camera, but I did have my trusty iPhone! I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but I really liked the colors of this iris. I don’t think I’d seen one in these shades before!

Civic Square Fence Project

Just applied to this tonight, a whole day before the deadline! I had wanted to apply last year when they first offered the opportunity, however, I am glad I waited since I’m submitting completely different work than I would have last year. This time, I’ve got my drawings, prints, and paintings that I’ve created within the past year, plus I also have Robohontas! Even if I’m not selected, these applications are still good chances for me to review and edit my artwork.

I still have one more application that I’m working on at the moment… and for this one I need to create some specific work. Still working with the “Cloud Factory” idea, although trying it in paint instead of printmaking. Deadline is a week from tomorrow, I’d better get cracking!

Triangles via facebook

Saw this advertisement for an upcoming Pride event here in Seattle this month. What did I notice about it aside from the funny name and bright colors? Well the triangles of course! Not sure if it qualifies as hipster triangles?

There was also this flyer for a local Native event. These are clearly NOT hipster triangles. Poster design was by Victor Pascual at DGTL NVJO. Love this one!

From the River Collective (FTRC)

I’m sending in some of my monotype prints to sell through From the River Collective. This is an online business started last fall by Nisha Supahan, a member of the Karuk Tribe. They already represent a number of Native artists from Northwestern California and have lots of really amazing items for sale. Looking forward to being a part of this! I think it is a great way for Native people to further community (and personal) economies through the use of cultural capital.