Saturday, November 22, 2014


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This piece, a mirror entitled Raven Blues, will be shown in an invitational exhibition, Super Bowl and Reflections, at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery in Winslow on Bainbridge Island, WA. 
The show runs December 5-28.
An Artists’ reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 5
The Artists include:
Nick Ashman, Lori Bernstein, Diana Cronin, John Ellefson, Gina Freuen, David Gray, Larry Halvorsen, Annie Hancock, Solia Hermes, Bob Hickernell, Hank Holzer, Linda Jarvis, Birgit Josenhans, Nana Kuo, Aaron Levine, Lowell Martin, Shane Miller, Merrilee Moore, Reid Ozaki, Edlee Quesnell, Ann Reynolds-Pearl, Jason Russell, Carianna Schreitz, Terry Siebert, Donna Snow, Bob Spangler, Maria Spies, Don Sprague, Rick Stafford, Raquel Stanek, Lee Stollar, Sherry Underwood, Anna VonRosenstiel, Helga Winter, and Dale Zimmerman.

I am working toward more pieces for this exhibit but as my previous post stated I am working at improving my relationship with time and finding the balance that is so needed to give myself space in time to create. 

Remember to click on the photos for a larger image. 


How does one make the hands of a clock stop or at least slow down. When I am in my studio enveloped in what I am doing I have no sense of time...though when life pulls at me time seems to slip right through my hands and then vanishes and that window to be in that creative sphere is hard to slip into.

So here I am months after my last post. Life is so full and moving so fast it is a challenge to sit down to post something let alone get into the studio to release some creative foot in front of the other...taking moments for more meditation...more walks in the woods or on the beach...more time in the studio....more time with loved ones...all ways to make time expand and do all that makes one's heart happy.

Thursday, September 18, 2014



Welcome to GreyBird Barn... 

Well, time has passed by weeks now since the Port Townsend Studio Tour at GreyBird Barn. So, here are some images of the event that weekend. The weather was beautiful, the Barn looked wonderful revealing a real sense of a gallery. There was a wonderful feeling of team spirit among the participating artists as we welcomed the many guests who wandered through checking out the creative works we were displaying. This open studio concept is always the perfect way to reconnect with friends and art collectors, past and potential, while making new connections. It was also a perfect time for Shane to share her almost completed loft studio space in the barn which has been a long time coming for her. She spent a lot of the weekend trooping up and down the stairs, pointing out special features in the loft and sharing her enthusiasm for this remarkable space. You can learn more about her loft in this blog post.

Every year we pull this event together with the incredible assistance from family and friends. It could not happen without their help. A big 'thank you' to Carrie Ehrhardt for always coming through with some delicious home-made cookies for our guests and to Wendy Jarvis (my ever so helpful sister) and Bob Snow (Donna's husband) for helping us on clean up days before the sale and another huge 'thank you' to Bob for parking cars for us during the 2 day event. We also want to thank Melinda Bryden and Northwind Arts Center for organizing this event - with over 30 studios on the tour this is no easy task. And last, but certainly not least, I want to thank the fellow artists of GreyBird Barn. It's always such a pleasure and a treat to spend time with all of you and to share our visions, our processes and our passions with each other...
Thank you!

GreyBird Barn's Gallery setting.

Me, Linda Jarvis with Diane Haddon ... a wonderful assemblage artist (we collect much of the same objects) and very dear friend.

Donna Snow, another dear friend, in her corner space demonstrating her process for her fabulous and very imaginative collages.

People gathered around Shirley Moss, a friend and master chain maker, showing her intricate handmade chain jewelry.

Me, again, Linda Jarvis, and friend, Steve Parmelee (another fabulous assemblage artist-he and Diane and I crave found objects and they have some wonderful collections), and GreyBird Barn owner, Shane Miller, of course friend and wonderful mixed metal jeweler and narrative box artist.

Diane Haddon and Shane.

Lynn Anju, a friend, creative jeweler, and a previous exhibitor at GreyBird Barn, looking like she got caught with her hand in the cookie jar. Loran Scruggs behind her is the artist who crafts these wonderful tin and bottle cap creations. A new participant this year and we all so enjoyed getting to know her and her work.

Me and our dear friend, Zo.

Zo and Shane

Here is Jay Haskins, an artist and friend visiting with Donna Snow. Jay is an integral part of Northwind Arts Center and display master responsible for hanging exhibits there.

Bob Snow, Donna's patient husband and a Mac guy (note his reading material) was our parking attendant. He could have very well set up shop as a consultant for Mac users and answer all kinds of Mac questions during the sale. 

REMEMBER to click on the photos for a larger image. 

Monday, July 28, 2014


This year Shane Miller and I decided to do the Port Townsend Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Northwind Arts Center and the Port Townsend Arts Commission, asking 3 other artists to participate making our group five very talented and diversified artists guised as the GreyBird Barn Group. We are Shane Miller, myself, Linda Jarvis, Donna SnowShirley Moss and Loran Scruggs. You can read about each artist as well as see example images of the work that will be available during the tour via our artist page here. You can click on each image to enlarge them. Also find directions as to how to find us during the weekend on the GreyBird Barn Group page or at bottom of this post.

This year, 2014, is the 16th annual Port Townsend Arts Festival and the schedule of events will include visual arts, literary events, poetry, workshops, lectures, theatre and an artist studio tour. The tour offers an opportunity to visit local artists, observe demonstrations, and discuss the creative process throughout an intensive weekend of art, August 23 – 24, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
GreyBird Barn Group will each be demonstrating various parts of our creative process . . . such as: photo etching, 3D mixed media assemblage, mixed media collage, jewelry chain making, and tin can sculpture.
Here are some links to web-pages that will provide you more information about the tour, list of artists, and a maps.

GreyBird Barn is located in the Glen Cove area at 11 Carroll Ave. 
Watch for our signs just outside of Port Townsend. Off of Sims Way/HWY 20 take Frederick Street east to Otto Street. Turn left on Otto and follow signs to the bottom of the hill. Turn left into driveway where a friendly crocodile sculpture greets you.

We are looking forward to seeing you all during the studio tour August 23 & 24.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


I welcome you back and in the same breath I welcome myself back...there has been so much time that has passed since my  last  post. And with the subject of time lapse, I want to share here, two of my heros, Billl Moyers and Neil deGrasse Tyson regarding our Universe and its mysterious activities that affect us in oh so many ways. This first clip below is one in a series of three interviews they did together on Bill Moyers & Comapny. You can find them on either the deGrasse Tyson's site or the Moyers site. Enjoy these minds. And be sure to look for Cosmos however you can if you did not see it when it aired. Then, pause and think about who we are as part of this amazing, mystifying and astounding Universe.

Max Schlickenmeyer-the most astounding fact-Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from ColumbiaView Full Bio

"What we found was unexpected. The universe is speeding up. Why, is still a mystery." -Brian Schmidt

Bartlett High School graduate Brian Schmidt won the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Schmidt is currently an astrophysicist at the Australian National University Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research school of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Australia.

More evidence about our universes mysteries to be gleaned from Wikipedia the Accelerating Universe.

This all brings me to why I have not been posting for so long. Much of life, mostly around caring for my elderly mom, now 94-1/2 years on this rock mom! It is a gift to be able to spend time with her in her waning years, for that I am grateful, though it is stressful and it has pulled me from my creative life. So much to do and take care of it feels like there is no time to stop and create...Breathe, yes, when I remember, and all else is challenged by our speeding up of time. But, today I am finding time to post and hopefully some room for me to be in my studio to create new work for an upcoming event I will be posting information about soon.

Thanks for coming back with interest in my work. I hope I have not lost too many inquiring onlookers and that I have some new posts to bring you back again.

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