For those who have followed the long, long, LONG tale of this humble house renovation, you'll find it hard to believe that this project is almost done.* A mere 16+ years of my life consumed by sawdust and drywall mud. THAT'S TWO HUNDRED MONTHS of plans, dreams, sweat, tears, wounds, failures and regrets. And many, … Continue reading The Final Chapters of a Girl and her Hammer
Dovetail West - Downtown Staunton Check out my new digs! New job. New industry. New skills. And closest I've gotten to applying my art training to a paying job. It just took 30 years to get here. I am a late bloomer. It's been three weeks now, and I'm slowly getting the hang of what … Continue reading New Skills
A friend recently sent me information on this new art initiative http://www.urbansketchers.org. Included was a postcard with a little block marked with "your sketch here". I complied with a quick sketch of the view from my office window. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with said sketch. That would require reading the … Continue reading Urban Sketching
...and a few more black and whites for your viewing pleasure.
It's not very often that we get a spectacular sunset here in the Valley, but there was definitely something peculiar going on in the stratosphere today. Every direction you looked, there was a different cloud formation and color palette. Of course, I couldn't help but do a little sunset chasing on my way home from … Continue reading Sunset
Always makes me happy!
I've been grumbling a lot lately about my inability to move forward in various aspects of my life. I am a generalist by nature: learn just enough to get by, then move on to the next thing. But that's no longer enough. I'm in a chronic state of "user error" and I want to get better. … Continue reading Thornrose Cemetery