Current Studio Work

This section provides a glimpse into the studio; darkroom work, embroidery, weaving, drawing and other works in progress. 

September 2018

I started making little daily doodles a few years ago in my weekly planner notebook. They were about an inch square in dimension and colored in with pencil. The subject was always about a specific moment David and I shared on that particular day. The doodles were fun and I enjoyed the process for 3 months. However, it was hard to keep up with the daily doodles. It seemed I couldn't fit this process in my daily schedule anymore! I really wanted to continue but needed an easier method. So they became monthly daily doodles. And they became a little bit bigger. And eventually they moved to a dedciated sketchbook. Last September this all seemed perfect for the daily doodle process, but I could only keep it up for 37 days. Well, the daily doodles are back! 

August 2017

I've had the same dentist for over 25 years. He makes his office fun by crowding all the walls of every room with framed posters and photographs, accolades and letters. Advertising balloons of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and Crayola crayons hang from the ceiling. He also has an early print of mine, which he framed and added to his collection on a wall in the reception room. My dentist is a big fan of black and white photography. Twice a year when I see him, he always asks, "How's 'Pittsboyg'? When is your coffee table book coming out?" And every time I inwardly cringe as I repeat my answer of, "still working on it." Knowing his passion for cars (particularly Packards) I recently scanned through my contact sheets from 2004 to the present day and noticed I have just a few photographs of cars. Picking these 15 out, printing each negative in the darkroom, then binding them simply in folded paper with cotton thread.... I made my dentist a coffee table book.