Saturday, September 24, 2011


Ok....can I just tell you....I am now officially psyched on exploring more with pottery. The glazes are The Deal...all the layering, scraping & resisting I do in my paintings and textile dyeing have a huge relationship to the effects I'd like to achieve with glazes. When I glazed this I was after a fossilized effect. I'm happy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Sometimes the sum can end up equaling more than the individual parts (such as well oiled and tuned partnerships). Seth Apter is encouraging artists to take a photo of a stack of stuff or things and post it on their blog on 9/21. Seth will coordinate the links to your blog from his blog. Check it out.....see Seth's Wed, 9/14 Altered Page blog post on how to participate.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


It can hang by a thread, it can be enhanced by potions and brews, it can be as strong as steel or fragile as glass...but...we only get this one as we know's to all of you who try to make it the best you're able and are able to shrug off arrows that may sling your way...and to those of you who have reminded me that the icky stuff just isn't all that damn important.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I started this painting last week during the wind and rain of Hurricane Irene. Other than rattling windows, causing our pond to overflow and inconveniently knocking out power for 24 hrs we didn't have much to complain about. Yesterday we drove around northwestern Ulster County in the Catskills. In this mountainous terraine, Irene's torrential rainfall caused extensive flooding resulting in the loss of homes, businesses and roads. I finished this today with the theme of escape and gratitude on my mind....there was not any loss of life in our region as a result of Irene.