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Thursday, February 19, 2015

So many amazing opportunities have been coming my way that I will be writing about in the next couple of weeks.
Beginning in May 2014 I was asked to work with the students of South High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming to create a public art piece for their round about outside their school.
I have visited with them every couple of weeks starting Fall 2014.  We have been working towards a viable idea and we have come up with :

 This piece really speaks to these kids and how they feel like the weeds of the town, being from the other side of the tracks, I really wanted to give them a piece that would not rust but will stay pristine and precious so hopefully they feel they are as precious/valuable as we know they are.
This piece is slated for installation June 2015.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Its almost iron pouring time and I am sketching ideas out to start now. 
Taking orders now for utilitarian needs!

Its raining here in Laramie, which is not normal but gladly received.  My flowers are so happy.
After a thoughtful conversation with a dinner guest- I learn amazing facts about the future of water on this planet and contamination specifically.  From New Orleans to Laramie, Wyoming- its a shock to think about water shortage.  I grew up surrounded and drenched in water.  Humidity and moisture galore to  all encompassing dryness.  A body of work is on the drawing board to explore this more. After our summer vacation- both David and I say we have never seen so much rain in such a short time.  Spending time at the gulf..cant help but seep into my brain and my skin!! miss that....

 gone with the wind

Thursday, September 22, 2011

getting ready to meet the curator for the Portland Museum as well as get loaded up to teach a workshop for K-12 Art teachers in Cody, Wyoming. I' m looking forward to it all but really am itching to get into the studio now that the semester has gotten underway. Too many ideas too little time! Will add some new pictures next week when I return! I have to get ready for two shows coming up and a move to new art facilities!! Pictures of that can be found on

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

So new work- it was hard to take a picture of because it is not cured yet, but there are small figures hanging off of some of the seeds. The resin is taking longer to cure here- I guess there is way more humidity in the air than in Laramie- which is unfortunate and a bit stressful but hopefully all will be done by Saturday on my departure. I cant believe 4 weeks have gone by already!!
By far the prettiest mean from Angie. Tomatilla(sp?) pork with a spring salad, cornbread, and corn with dill cilantro and butter.
I dream about that corn!!
This is by far the best part of my day here at Jentel. All until Angie and I heard a large plop and splash and realized a snake had fallen off the nearby bridge and was headed our way. luckily he headed off into the bushes before getting to us, but I did manage to get up on my chair with the quickness to avoid him/her. Excitement!!
Dave is from New York yet looks so at home on this ram...

Friday, August 5, 2011

I am really excited about this piece. the poppies will have architectural elements but I am still making those parts. Time- can anyone ship me some more time? Ill pay for it :) If you have seeds too- send them my way- love getting them from around the country.
I realized I have put work up in awhile but its because I have been working on molds and fighting a bit with having less dryness than in Laramie to help me gets these guys dry so I can de-mold. It is going slow but progress can be seen regardless.
I am collecting more and more seeds everyday for future works. Its great to have time to think allowing the ideas to keep flowing now its just a matter of making time once I am back to civilization!! Im excited by what is happening and the opportunities that keep coming my way based on this work.
So it was my turn to cook and so because we were watching Big Lebowski last night and he is always in his robe and slippers I made us breakfast for dinner. Garlic and rosemary fingerling potatoes, poached eggs with a tarragon bearnaise, cayenne and brown sugar bacon, and banana gluten free pancakes with a chantilly almond cream and blackberries. It was delicious and pretty to boot. Will definitely have this again!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Though a misprint in the date..way to go editors, this happened yesterday and was great to do because we all got to hear what each of us does. A good crowd of locals came out for it and we met some great Sheridan artists.

okay a little silly but it cant be all work work work....

so we had several skillet dishes so far- lauren's very spicy drunken noodles, and I made a ginger garlic shrimp with kale dish for us for lunch. yummy... Tonight is breakfast for dinner night with my mother in laws yum brown sugar bacon and banana pancakes with almond chantilly cream. Its Big Lebowski night and I figured since Jeff bridges is in his robe and slippers the whole movie..breakfast would be good for my night.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Charles and Kristina surprised me while visiting Jentel for future residency possibilities. After 7 years- too long but so good to see them! What a small world we live in. Unfortunately I had a migraine on this day but they definitely made my day better!!
So here is Lauren (Baltimore) and Dave (New York) as we spent time at "The Mint" while Dave and I were on a date in Sheridan. When I returned on Sunday this was the meal Dave fixed for the group on his dinner duty night-amazing!! Each night we take urns, and so far they are all a tough act to follow!

Eli looking sharp next to a Sheridan bull sculpture.

Im revived after family time..a wonderful mark of the half way point of my time here.
It was a good time with my boys and will be an even better reunion when I return home.

Friday, July 29, 2011

So lovely- right?! This place is beautiful and so quiet. walked yesterday and just spent time smelling the air around me. It was our going to town for groceries day and then came home for another dip in the creek and made dinner for my resident mates. Tuscan sausage pasta with salad and garlic bread and chili dark chocolate for dessert. My hubby and son come today from Laramie and I cant wait to hug their necks! Play date in Sheridan this weekend and back on Sunday.

I love that everyone that works here has a pup that follows them around. What a good life! This is Josie and she found me while I was dipping my toes in the creek early this morning. She is corgy/border collie which should tell you a lot about her personality! :)
she is all about a task and is dead set on follow through ( stick or ball throwing) but can also appreciate a cool dip. My kind of girl!