Archive for November 2010

Art Gallery in Yachats

I have been having a ton of fun getting ready to install my art in a new gallery down in Yachats as part of the Wine Place.  It has inspired me to create new pieces and coming up with more ideas by the minute.  I took these photos as we were loosing the light,, but perhaps you'll get the flavor of the space.  Lots of windows, skylights and painted in wonderful colors,, just right for me and my kind of art ;-))
mug rugs, cards with quilts and gales fun box
wall quilt, magnets, mosaic saucer, heart pins and coil pots

quilted wall hanging, decorative tiles

wall tiles, quilt art and small quilted hangings

one of my favorite pieces,, rainbows, raku fish and tiles
Show will open Black Friday and continue through Christmas, come visit if you are in the area.  Have committed for a six month stint,, should be a great place with all our wonderful folks visiting Yachats.

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Storybook Cute

Instead of feeling bad about not blogging for many months,, I am going forward from today realizing that I have been busy with other things.  Like camping and hiking and visiting with friends, gardening and life in general.  The weather here at the Central Oregon Coast is starting it's dark and stormy season.  Time to hunker down and do those fun inside projects.  

This large mushroom popped up in the yard over the weekend under the big pine tree,, pretty pleased with his appearance by all accounts.  Not tasty to eat however,, great to look at.

Enjoy your Monday!

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Ravens Nest

I have wanted to install a large nest in a shore pine that we cut most of the way down.  Only leaving enough trunk and limbs for the nest to sit on the tops of the cut branches.  I started gathering Kiwi vines, curly willow limbs and "harry" branches last year and wound them around this planter--24" across.  I let them dry last fall until now giving the "nest" the shape I wanted.

I purchased some small weave wire to build a "housing" for the nest.  We get 90 mile an hour winds around here and felt the need to be able to stabilize the nesting material to something less likely to blow away. So I am constructing a wire "nest" for the natural materials to sit in.  

This is the freshly cut "harry" (contorted hazelnut) and curly willow branches.

Here is a photo of the finished nest-but not installed.  Last year I took clay classes from a teacher in Philomath, Oregon with the idea of learning how to build sculpural pieces.  These ravens,, who look more like Heckel and Jeckel, were my artistic outcome.  They make me smile ,, so they will do for this project.  Will post more photos when we get the nest installed in the tree--hopefully today.

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