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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