Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

July 19, 2014Exhibitions, Quilts No Comments

Last year I made a quilt using alternative materials for an exhibition called Radical Elements. Each artist in the show selected an element from the periodic table and was asked to create a quilt to the same size dimensions and without relying on traditional fabric and thread. We were also asked to make a journal incorporating work … Read More

Drawing Assassin

Drawing Assassin

April 26, 2014Drawings 2 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to a figure drawing session, perhaps since college. I thought I wouldn’t like it, but maybe I’ve learned some things since then. Maybe I’ve also learned some things from one of my favorite drawing books, The Tao of Sketching. With only five or ten minutes to make … Read More

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