Saturday, May 26, 2007


Thanks Anne and Stacy for your comments and sweet words. I live in North Carolina and have many galleries here in this area. I also have work in VA and SC. I put up work on e-bay and here is the link. You can access me from here.
I also do orders and commissions which I really enjoy. I am going to put my e-mail on my blog and you can always email me if you see anything that you like. I am trying to get my website up and running but have been extremely lazy. Hopefully by July and then I will have a link here for that.

The Rabbit

Here is the first of many rabbits for the show. He is about 2 feet tall and features the rabbit jumping down his hole with Alice watching.

When I think about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the rabbit stands out to me as the most important character. He caused the whole ordeal to begin. Not only that, he is also fast and elusive and mysterious. I can never really grasp as many times as I read the book why he is in such a rush. As it is no one really gets their head cut off and the queen is ineffective and just walks around bellowing.

I have thought about this book a lot. Knowing that it was meant as a children's book, I try to see it through the eyes of the child still left in me. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn't but I am trying to work as a child might think. Trying to see things in black and white with little wiggle room.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tea Party

I am making the tea party dishes and here are a few.....a cake plate, which will have real cake for the opening but ceramic cakes for the rest of the show. And a butter dish with the mad hatter on one side and the march hare on the other.
I love working with the checkerboard pattern.
It's time consuming but the results are so dramatic and I love contrast so it fits!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Last weeks painting

More painting out in the neighbors yard.
It is not done but I like the beginnings.
I don't know what I am going to do with all of these tree paintings but I am enjoying doing them.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Some tiles for the wall of tiles.

I made a wall of tiles for the Dorothy show and so I decided to go ahead and make one for the Alice show. They all have little sayings on the back of them...just quick notes or drawings or quotes from the book.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

And so it begins.....

Here are the beginnings of the Alice show. I have made 3 pairs of her legs that will hang from the ceiling of the gallery with no less than 8 other pairs. Then I am beginning the place settings for the table. I will also have a tea table set up with some dainty cups and crazy crocked teapots. I can't wait! I have so many ideas for the installation that I can barely keep track and have been furiously writing and drawing all the while I am carving and building. It is good to be inspired and I feel very caught up in the delirious crazy world that is Alice in Wonderland.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


I couldn't resist taking a day to do all the things I want to do. I woke up late snuggling next to Will and the dogs. Breakfasting on cheddar and triscuits and grapefruit juice I watched some animal planet. 3 cups of coffee later and I made 2 clay legs for the upcoming show in July...installation of Alice in Wonderland....and then gathered all my paints and went out to the yard. My favorite dogwood as a model I have just started this small painting. I couldn't resist and it helps that the other ones are pretty wet and not ready for more work.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Dad's Work

I have been teaching mom and dad for a little over a year. We started with drawing from still- life and then progressed to painting. Lately since the change in the weather we have been painting the landscape. Here is dad's start from this week. He has already let me know that much has changed and that the first thing he did was to paint the grass blue. I can't wait to see how he finishes. He is using acrylic inks which are really vibrant and loose.

Painting Update and the New weekly project

This is the update of the cedar painting from last week and the new painting from this week.
Mom was actually out of town so me and dad trecked over to the neighbors backyard to paint again the monstrous old cedars. It was a cloudy day that screamed of a downpour but the skies held out for us until we had enough to take home to use just through memory.
Neither is truly finished but I love to think of them as done because I am eager to start anew. Alas.....