counting birds 2.25.21

This year I'm counting all the different birds I see each day. Not the number of birds I see, but the variety. I got the idea from one of Nikki McClure's instagram posts. She counted the variety of birds in a year, but I decided to go for it and count the variety for each … Continue reading counting birds 2.25.21

notan, part two 2.11.2021

In my continuing study of Notan, these are the remaining exercises I completed from the book Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design, by Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield. You can read Part One of my Notan study here. The third exercise in the book was about the control of tension, balance and movement in a … Continue reading notan, part two 2.11.2021

annual donating in 2020, and a poem 12.31.2020

This year, in keeping with my desire to "give back" by donating a portion of my art sales to charitable organizations, I'm donating to the Madison School & Recreation pottery program. Their mission statement is "MSCR will enhance the quality of life for individuals in the Madison Metropolitan School District and for the community by … Continue reading annual donating in 2020, and a poem 12.31.2020

poem – Oliver 12.17.2020

Walking Home from Oak-Head By Mary Oliver There is somethingabout the snow-laden skyin winterin the late afternoon that brings to the heart elationand the lovely meaninglessnessof time.Whenever I get home - whenever - somebody loves me there.MeanwhileI stand in the same dark peaceas any pine tree, or wander on slowlylike the still unhurried wind,waiting,as for … Continue reading poem – Oliver 12.17.2020