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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

ENCAUSTIC workshop

I have to apologize for not posting work- I have been away at a WSW art workshop- paper-making and encaustic! Here is a late night sneak peak- I have two more days and promise then I will post some of the new works- though, I must add a disclaimer: I think there is a steep learning curve- the media is very challenging for me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Millerton farmers market

Isn't this a nifty little bag? Perhaps I am partial because it is printed with the logo I created for the local farmers market- which, by the way, runs Saturdays from 10-2. Bags are for sale all around town and at the market for $4. Remember to buy local- it is the only way to recession-proof your community, your life.
The bag is made from all recycled woven materials- and really well made. (from

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wild flowers

I love the wild flowers this time of year. They just blanket the countryside in a tapestry of floral magnitude... bringing me a wealth of visual and emotional memories.
My nieces and I picked flowers along our road in the early morning. It is wonderful having time with family. I have one sister's children with me and the Queen Anne's lace traditionally reminds me of another sister. There wasn't a lot of time for the painting (we got hungry and needed to swim)- so I am not convinced its is finished- when I get a chance to look at it again, I may play some more in the background and in the details. Feel free to let me know what you think.
I think...this is x 12 inches

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Max and boogie board in the waves

NFS- COLLECTION OF MAX 5.5 x 12 x 2 inches mixed media on wood

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Beach of Narragansett- July

SOLD 5.5 x 12 inches
mixed media on wood

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Figures in the ocean water

collection M. Dedrick

5 x 5 x 2 inches
paint plaster, paper on wood block

I was struck by the beauty of this girl heading into the waves.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jackie's watch on the beach

This is an experimental surface- painted plaster on paper wrapped woodblock. 5 x 5 x 2 inches
Had an exciting weekend at the beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. I, with the other mothers, anxiously kept an eye on my son in the waves, hunkered in my beach chair, listening to the roar of nature against the background noise of lifeguard whistles, and occasional thundering footfalls of running life rescues. It was not relaxing (apparently the waves were that big because of a hurricane off shore), until the kids played in the sand...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

inside out magazine

the July/August '08 issue in stores.
I look pretty funny- a bit out of scale since they cut me out of the original photo group and added me to the other- perhaps I AM bigger than I think. It's poetic really...
Gotta watch my ego...she's cruising.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Motorcycle rider- Juvenile class

Making a big rooster tail at the corner, he shows off for the crowd. Mom breathes a sigh of relief that he is still riding
7 x 9.5 inches.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Trail Riders

collection Trotta family
5.5 x 9.5 inches
painted panel
Into and out of the woods...
wired for hanging!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Air time on Motorcycle

7.5 x 8 inches
The constant question, after, "Mom, did you see that?" is "Did you see how much air I got?"
My LEAST favorite phrase is, "Watch this!"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Kawasaki Splatter

painted panel
7 x 10 inches
The wire swirls in each corner could be symbols of my mind at large- but are actually part of the hanging mechanism- these are luan primed panels, painted, and pierced with wire for hanging= I twirl the ends to hold them in place.

(I spray painted the bottom half with a grit spray)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Max on Motorcycle races by me

6 x 10 inches painted panel

Monday, July 7, 2008

Motorcycle Impression

7.5 x 8.25 in
painted panel

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Playing on bike

Down the Woops
8 x 9 in
painted panel

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Jail Bird


I took an old Magazine and carved into it.
A fun piece, with collage, stickers, ink and paint....
Not sure what the message really is-

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sunrise over the field

It's a lovely 4th of July, very low paced. Our family friends have arrived marking another year on our calendars. We compare our kid's heights, our waxing girth, our loses, worries, hopes and dreams. In the last 24 hours there has been spilled wine, laughs, even a couple shared tears. We went for a lazy blackberry picking studio breakfast and then an earnest hike at the Audubon Center- was it 11 miles? 23? or 6? It was a lot.
There is a lot of ground to cover...
10 x 14 painted map panel.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Two hands- Friends

These are two luan wood cut hands, originally created by my friend Krisse and then wrapped in California maps by me. After a weekend together, we have decided to separate the pair, each take one and get back to the other, later, with our next step in the evolution of a work of art. a semi-collaboration. She raises the bar on creativity and I am thrilled and challenged by her ideas...such as these hands. We are two best friends.