Morning Song

Morning Song

April 9, 2014Drawings, Journeys No Comments

Early Saturday morning before dawn, we started the morning with poetry, bird calls, and frost on our feet. It was part of a sound installation sponsored by ideaXfactory designed and led by Gerard Nadeau of Drury University’s architecture department called Morning Song Evening Song. Starting Friday evening with a workshop led by Greater Ozarks Audubon members, we each … Read More

First Friday Art Walk drawings

First Friday Art Walk drawings

April 6, 2014Drawings, Journeys No Comments

This Friday I had planned on drawing a sound installation sponsored by the ideaXfactory (more on that later) but it turned out to be harder than I thought. So instead I drew some other interesting things that happened downtown on the First Friday Art Walk. There were a  lot of people eating green cake as they … Read More

More Sketching at Crystal Bridges

More Sketching at Crystal Bridges

April 2, 2014Drawings, Journeys No Comments

Finally! Beautiful weather for a whole weekend, so we rode and walked on trails both days at Crystal Bridges. A family from India was visiting, the father on one side of the stream telling his daughters across the water how to pose for a photo. These were all about 5 to 10 minutes sketches with a … Read More

Biking in a Hay Field at Crystal Bridges

Biking in a Hay Field at Crystal Bridges

March 31, 2014Drawings, Other Artists No Comments

Russ surprised me with a weekend getaway, and we loaded our bikes onto our new bike rack and headed south. Riding around on the Compton Gardens and Crystal Bridges trails, Russ was determined to see a new sculpture that he read about at the entrance. After several trails and up many hills, we chanced upon … Read More

Drawing People who are Drawing

Drawing People who are Drawing

March 22, 2014Drawings, Sketchbooks No Comments

Here are some drawings I did last night at Arts & Letters Alternative Figure Drawing night. I like going to these things, but tend to back away from the crowd so I can also draw the drawers. It’s interesting to look at what materials people bring to draw with and how they hold their hands. … Read More

Uncommon Threads exhibition at Evangel University

Uncommon Threads exhibition at Evangel University

March 22, 2014Exhibitions 9 Comments

Uncommon Threads group exhibition Evangel University  – Barnett Fine Arts Gallery 1111 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am to noon Free and open to the public March 15-28, 2014 Uncommon Threads is a network of art quilters of 15 fiber artists from the surrounding Springfield area working in the contemporary art … Read More

Roxie Castro exhibition at Arts & Letters

Roxie Castro exhibition at Arts & Letters

March 22, 2014Exhibitions, Other Artists No Comments

Math to Go — Anywhere, March 7-28, 2014 at Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO, (417) 830-8186 Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Math to Go — Anywhere is a clever idea by Roxie Castro to create paintings on vinyl fabric inspired by her sister, the “Mad Mather.” This … Read More

Metamorphosis Show at the Creamery

Metamorphosis Show at the Creamery

February 27, 2014Exhibitions, Quilts 1 Comment

Suddenly I thought of what I could enter in this show. I made this small 12″ x 20″ quilt last summer for a Squidfoo show. It’s stretched on a gallery wrapped canvas and called “Giant Girl in the City.” Our SRAC Visual Arts committee thought up the theme for the show because the Creamery will … Read More

Quilt National ’13 at Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio

Quilt National ’13 at Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio

February 12, 2014Process, Quilts No Comments

A selection of quilts from Quilt National ’13 is showing at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, from January 30 through April 13, 2014 — including my quilt, Seattle: Wish You Were Here. For her January 31 gallery talk at Riffe Gallery, the director of Quilt National Kathleen Dawson, asked participating artists about their process. Here … Read More