Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

In the Studio…


My drafting table. overloaded with collage materials

I’ve been failing hugely with my planned “Timeout for Art” posts. Part of the problem is that I am not finding much time for art. I’m not getting work finished. Changes in ongoing work from one week to the next are subtle, and often nothing to boast about. In addition, I feel like I’m changing direction. So far, I’m just feeling my way, letting things happen, allowing the materials guide me. I’m not yet ready to talk about it. Still, I’d like to document the struggle. Perhaps that will act as impetus to make more progress from on week to the next.

These images offer just a glimpse of what’s going on in my studio. I’m not ready yet (OMG!!) for a wide view of the messy space, but clearing out and organizing is on my “to-do” list, so maybe…eventually. None of the artwork is finished; in fact, some of it may be on the way out, to make room for fresh beginnings. All of it is what surrounds me now, when I’m working in the studio. Enjoy!


Some good things going on here, but I’ve been studying it for quite a while, not knowing where to go next.




This is the bare beginnings of a large new collage


and this is a companion piece, somewhere – maybe – close to completion


Some drawings from a series (homage to my favorite authors) that I’ve had going on as a side-line for many years now


A couple large, textured stoneware urns waiting to be fired behind two ceramic heads (reminiscent of Easter Island, don’t you think?) that my daughter, Jen, made in high school


Finally, a view of the inside of the studio door