Friday, December 26, 2008


The gouache on paper pictured above (Entitled "Chard") is one of the pieces in my current exhibit at the Bistro 69 on Maiden Lane in San Francisco. I have about 4 originals there, plus about 8 framed giclee prints. It's a lovely little cafe--the food is great & the people there are friendly--it's just down the street from Union Square. So if you're downtown in that area--stop in--check out the show--have a bit to eat or something to drink (they have great desserts, too--by the way). It's the perfect place for a little Time Out. Enjoy!
PS--the show will be up through mid-Feb. Pieces can be purchased at any time & giclee prints (framed or unframed) can be ordered as well.

I am currently in the process of getting the studio back in order to work mode, so that I can get down to some serious painting. Things got a little out of hand here during the big push for my holiday shows. My next showing will be sometime in March. And I need to get started on my Big Project for 2009--which is to do a book on my work!!! I am very excited about the possibilities of this--and I have wanted to do it for a very long time. I have no idea how long this project will take, but I will be posting about it here on my blog as it moves forward. So STAY TUNED.

Monday, December 15, 2008


My last big show of the season was this past weekend--the KPFA Crafts & Music Fair. It was a gorgeous show--lots of wonderful work there, but like many recent events, was not very well attended. My new booth (above) looked great---I got some extra lights after seeing how it looked the previous weekend, and I had one finished table covering and the other I fudged. (Just couldn't do it all!)
My sales were disappointing, but I connected with some great people & had lots of compliments on my work. I'm glad my show season is winding down--I am exhausted and I have a couple of Farmer's Markets and a Red Umbrellas show before Christmas, but I don't know if the weather is going to co-operate. I am anxious to get back in the studio and work on my paintings, and not have any shows to go to until sometime in March. I feel like a bear and am ready to hibernate.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The weather was gorgeous all three days--very warm. I had a great turnout of people---I would guess about 200-250 overall. Lots of enthusiasm for my work & especially some of the new pieces. I used some of my brand new Pro Panels (seen in the bottom picture) on a trial run & I am very pleased with how they look and happy that I finally bit the bullet and invested in them. I will be using my whole new booth setup for the first time this weekend at the Celebration of Craftswomen at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Can't wait to see it all set up! (And, of course I am still working on part of it--nothing like doing things at the last minute!)

My Open Studio pictures didn't turn out that well, but you get a little taste. The top one is the entryway--with my deer shrine: Ralph, the plush stag, my painting "Golden Hills", with the non-native deer, and my staghorn fern.

I sold one of my brand new paintings--a gouache on paper called "Forest Faery" which I pictured in a previous post. You can see it here. I actually finished it awhile ago, but it was wrapped up, waiting to be framed---finally finished that part a couple of days before Open Studios.

I was quite happy with this year's event........not my best Open Studio ever, but quite good overall. On to the next show!