I had the pleasure of seeing Elizabeth Simmons Allen‘s studio and some work in progress for the upcoming show at St. Charles Community College Gallery. She volunteered to help with “Seed the Change“, and was instrumental in getting the templates down. She had a beautiful home, an incredibly organized studio, and gorgeous work- excited to[…]
Colleen Leonard wrote a wonderful article about Seed the Change and my process for creating art. It is the cover story of Northern Now, the Alumni magazine for Northern Illinois University, for Fall 2016. Read the story here.
Great morning! Presented a seed drawing demonstration and artist talk with residents at Parc Provence in Creve Coeur, MO. It was fun to share my work with such an appreciative audience. The experience has me looking forward to my alla prima painting workshop at St. Louis Children’t Hospital. Hoping we can be outside for that.[…]
One- Just finished updating, tweaking, and submitting my Regional Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship Application. Two- Loaded my car for a seed drawing workshop. Hoping for sunny skies and a relatively cool morning as I present and make artwork on a patio space at an area Memory Care Community. I’ve got 150 pounds of seed in[…]
Critical Mass for the Visual Arts volunteers selected the two winners of the Seed the Change Photo Contest. The prize for Original Drawing goes to “Octopus” by Gabriela of Bellville, IL. The best “Spirit of the Event” photo goes to Peter Gifford of St. Louis, MO. The winners will each be awarded momentary internet[…]
Although they were unable to take the majority of seed used for Seed the Change, we were able to donate 250 lbs of seed to World Bird Sanctuary.
Brad and I had a wonderful time at the Great Rivers Greenway Picnic on the Riverfront, June 2. I did a mini seed drawing with the public as part of the event. After eating good truck grub at the huge table we watched fireworks. It was great to see the lights come on at the[…]
Templates complete. Tomorrow I am going to practice on the driveway and label and mark my templates with directions or numbers. Anything to help someone else assemble them. Thank goodness for graph paper and corrugated plastic. I had deja-vu of making plates for printmaking. (Relief-rolling a 4 x 8 foot plate would be really gratifying.)[…]
I’m editing down my drawing to templates in case it rains at some point and we need to quickly rebuild the chalk outline. The native plants I’ve chosen: dogwood, hawthorn, and coneflower all have beautiful structures. It’s been enjoyable to simplify them and see how to most easily enlarge the shapes on site. […]
Check out the new Seed the Change schedule! Source: Schedule