I’ve exhausted the idea of continuing the Pink Houses for now. I am sure it will return and I did create two acrylic paintings that are located at the Serendiptiy Gallery in Pequot Lakes, MN. Over the summer months, I explored that and then managed to cross off a bucket list item, which was to… Continue reading Studies
Three months ago I started the 100 Day Project. I decided to explore an idea that has been festering for well over 20 years based on John Mellancamp's song Pink Houses. I printed, sewed, painted, drew and played. I used some of my starting points to use for demos for student projects I developed for an… Continue reading 100 Day Project – Discovery
As part of a demo for an experimental drawing class, I started layering marks and drawings of a propellor. After several hours and nearly tossing the work completely, I threw down some of the monoprints that I had sewn on to sort through them a bit. I had no idea the two would create the… Continue reading Day 38 through 55
I completed this. A 6'x 8' canvas that will act as a prop for the play The Elephant Man which can be seen at The Historic Chief Theater in Bemidji, MN in early February. Back to the Pink Houses now.
I've been busy. I'm still playing with the Pink Houses but I took a commissioned job for a theater piece that apparently needed me to bring it to fruition. I recently finished the book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and am embracing some of the wisdom she shared. It's a philosophy I can easily sink… Continue reading Day 12 through 28
Oh, why not? Right?
I majored in printmaking at Bemidji State University and while I love the technical aspects of etching and block printing, the immediacy of monoprinting is rewarding. This is the first of some exploration into the Pink Houses project which is conjunction with the 100 day project. As I told some artist friends of mine, I… Continue reading Day 1 – Pink Houses Project
For over 20 years I've been intrigued with an idea based on the song Pink Houses by John Mellencamp combined with the fact a good friend who is also an artist, lived in a pink house. It just never seemed to come to the forefront, but every time I hear the song, the lyrics nag at… Continue reading 100 Day Project
This week, I'm attending one of the Art Educator Workshops at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). The class is being taught by Val Jenkins (see her work here). To start with, we watched the John Cage documentary. I'm not a huge fan of the work, but I get it for the… Continue reading Art Camp for Big Kids
This is a story I wrote for an English Composition class in 1995. The story is factual, with the exception of my "thought" interjections. I have been looking for this written work well over a decade and probably close to 15 years. Today, I found it stored among other important papers. The essay… Continue reading Helen – No longer lost.