Thursday, December 25, 2008


This is why I love birds of prey. They can do what I only dream about. Sorry, Grandma.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What happens when it snows in Portland

We have been snowed in for more than a week here. The farthest I have gone from my house was about 2 miles...and that was on cross-country skis. The country dwelling, winter-loving part of me--the part I thought i left behind when I moved to Portland--is beyond thrilled. I think if this happened every year or so I could handle living in the city long term. I can't handle the damp, dreary winters, I need the snow to make things dry and bright.

I painted these both in one day, I wish I could muster the energy to do this everyday, but there are beers to drink and kung-fu movies to watch. Coming soon: a butterfly, a hawk, more flowers, and something guaranteed to piss off your grandma.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Wacation!

Finals are finally over. I am done with 5/12 terms at OCOM. Phew. I now have the pleasure of preparing for a show at the academy theater, which opens January 1st. It's lovely to have time for painting again. As I have another show still up at Roots Organic Brewery, the vast majority must be new material. Here's the first piece, I am aiming to have around 15 by the end of the month. If anyone knows what kind of insect this is, please let me know. I found it at the beach and took a picture....