After recovering from all that summer teaching, September was full of canning [salsa, pickles, relish, etc.] and freezing veggies….

As far as art classes this fall – unfortunately only one 6 week class and one Saturday workshop ran!

I’ve signed up for three holiday fairs and maybe a forth so now I’m finally after a long hiatus in full production most days.

Hand printed close to 200 prints from my various blocks[ 30] that I’ve carved over the last few years… adhered to blank note cards. Sent some to Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA [Rainy Day Crow] and a variety to Bainbridge Arts & Crafts on Bainbridge Is., WA.

the little boxes below are paper mache that you can buy in craft stores/amazon, etc. I painted them with acrylic, sprayed the inside with glitter [horrid smell ], glued on trim around the bottom part. Just need to collage on the tops…

I have been making chopstick bound mini journals [almost 50 are finished]. They’re the size of a folded piece of copy paper. I glue two sheets of cardstock to make the covers a little sturdier. Next fold ten pages of trimmed 65# paper for the pages [equals 20]. After paper punching holes, thread with ribbon and tie the chopsticks in place. Adhere art on cover [Sumi-e, watercolor pencil drawings, collages, or block prints] and bag…

Sumi-e below – waiting for chopsticks to dry from staining:

collages below:

I will also have small art [ those 4X4″ mixed media on canvas, matted Sumi-e, & maybe the PMC jewelry] as well as little wooden boxes that I intend to woodburn. I have two weeks to get them done having various thoughts about designs – like make up your mind… Also have small wooden ornaments to either paint of woodburn.

Keep Arting…

Gull Harbor Art and Craft Show

Time and date: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 7; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8.

Location: 5046 Boston Harbor Road, Olympia.

DuPont Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar

Time and date: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14.

Location: Pioneer Middle School, 1750 Bobs Hollow Lane, DuPont.

Description: Many vendors selling handcrafted items. Admission is $1 for adults

Enchanted Winter Faire – Olympia Waldorf School

Saturday Dec 5th, 2015 from 11am to 3pm – 8126 Normandy St SE, Olympia, WA


waiting to hear from:

The 5th Annual Lincoln Winter Market is scheduled for Saturday November 28th 11am to 5pm.

location: 213 21st Ave SE, Olympia, WA