Masters: Collage–a MUST see!

You will be BLOWN off the face of the planet when you open this book, "Masters: Collage", just put out by Lark Books. Well worth the $16.-25. price tag (check Amazon.com). I can only view a few pages at a time, in order to savor each piece of "gorgeousness". My cyber aquaintance, Donna Watson (her beautiful blog is called "layers"), is featured among the many uber-talented artists. Make sure you have some quiet time, away from everything, before you open this book...


Happy Birthday Dad...

Dear Dad, today would have been your 94th birthday! If you were still here you would have scolded me for saying this in public! I still dream of our fishing and camping trips together, backpacking trips and eating out of a peanut butter jar in the rain. I still wonder what happened to that string of 20 trout I dropped to the bottom of 11 Mile Reservoir in Colorado...still remember how you very patiently extracted that fish hook from my thumb, and sitting in the car during thunderstorms while our fishing lines were still in the water...the Cessna flight to Pueblo, Colorado, you flew with me, grinning at my strange shade of 'green' while winds buffeted us along the front range of the Rockies. I love you Dad.

(photos copyright Estate of Thomas Jones)


A few good reasons to come to Edmonds this weekend!

Here is another sneak peek at new artwork I am showing in Edmonds, Washington, through the weekend of July 17th and 18th. "Maman" (encaustic with mixed media) is making her first appearance in public at ArtSplash, and "The Rodent Speaks" is speaking his point of view on things at the Fabric of Life Boutique. (see my sidebar for links to show hours and addresses).

There are also a few FUN events going on around town, like the free bluegrass concert happening on Sunday in Edmonds City Part at 3:00 p.m. Edmonds in Bloom, a gorgeous garden tour, is also taking place on Sunday from 11-4. And, there are always the beautiful beaches to visit!


Two shows in Edmonds, Washington

I am currently preparing for two shows that are opening next week in Edmonds, Washington. I will be showing new encaustic paintings and assemblage at ArtSplash. And right up the street, I will be showing mixed media and encaustic collage and assemblage work at Foundation of Life Boutique. (see sidebar for show info.) I do apologize for not keeping up with posts to this blog! I do promise more to come soon...After the two shows are hung, I will relish reading your blogs and catching up with you all!