Thursday, March 18, 2010

Springing into (distr)action

It's springtime in the Rockies, alright. Yesterday the temp reached 75 F, so far today the high has been 68 F, and tomorrow's forecast calls for 4-8 inches of snow.

Uh huh. That's spring.

I feel as unsettled as the weather... my attention pulled in multiple directions. There's contract work to do and a little lino to work on... ideas to generate and administrative things to take care of. And of course what I REALLY want to do is go outside and play.

In honor of all this mental disorder, I give you some random, assorted STUFF.

Firstly... The Colorado Art Ranch 33 Ideas show has a video fan! Someone going through the Denver International Airport this week saw the exhibition and got so excited about it that he made a little YouTube video. Fun, eh?

Secondly... I've manged to get back to work on a tiny linocut that I started a couple of weeks ago. All that has been on paper is a small yellow square, which after it dried was WAY too dark. Thank goodness for oil based inks, which have a certain amount of sympathy towards poorly executed beginnings. Yesterday and today I put two lighter colors over the top of the first and I think I'm back on track now. Although my next intended colors are in the blue range, so we'll see how green everything starts looking!

Yesterday (I think it was yesterday. Maybe it was Tuesday.) David and I got ourselves sorted out for this year's Salida ArtWalk. Once again we'll be hanging out at the Book Haven, and this year I'll be all about linocuts! I'll do a demo on Saturday, June 26. Expect to hear more about this as it gets closer. And summer will be here before you know it because....

It's time to wish everyone a happy vernal equinox this weekend! Yippee!

I think I'll go wander restlessly around the studio some more now. Oh, wait... is that a bluebird? Maybe I should wash some dishes. I could carve some more. No, wait... laundry would be good. Maybe I should work on my newsletter... no, need to draw beavers for that project... no.....


Definitely spring.


  1. Sounds a bit like: should I sort/label NZ photos...or email thanks to friends who accommodated us...or answer mail...or get the pruning saw onto that lemon...or batten the hatches ahead of the cyclone...

    I think the autumnal equinox can wear the blame!
    Lucky Brush and Baren is near the front of the alphabet or I'd be ages catching up!

  2. WOW! I've been out of state and even though I took my nifty new MacBook Pro w/me I had precious little time to do anything on it. Therefore, I am just now checking your blog posts back a couple of weeks. Thanks for the UTubes and pics of the Denver show. Your big poster is a real eye-catcher. Unfortunately, even though I was flying Denver was not one of my stops.

    It's warm here in AZ too - about 80 right now. We've had rain and now sunshine and heat - the weeds are luvin' it :)


  3. Short sleeves and sandals one day, two feet of snow the next. Life in Boulder. :)
    That's a beautiful little lino cut (sorry, don't know the terminology!).

  4. 'Mornin'ladies! Thanks for the spring chorus! Yes, we went from 75 degrees to 8 or 10 inches of snow to 60 degrees to MINUS 8, and today back in to the 60s. Is it any wonder I can't focus? I've already decided to give up and go outside today... it's only 8:30 and I'm already derailed.