Wednesday, December 28, 2011

cardinal rehab unit

patient has now flown the coop after a toasty night's recovery from window collision

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Can't Stop the Music Sunday 12/25/11 9-11pm - Good for the Jews

Eric Walters, of Wide Ear Folk, & I will play two hours of music that is Good for the Jews tonight on Can't Stop the Music.  Really, won't you have had it with reindeer & sleigh bells by then?

97.3FM WRIR & streaming on

This will be my second to last edition of Can't Stop the Music, which ends January 1, 2012, after nearly five years.  The menorah oil only lasted for 8 days & 8 nights.


Friday, December 16, 2011

one rooster seems to be the right amount

cock 'o the walk
honcho of the hen house
alarm clock on legs

Sunday, December 11, 2011

we drove our El Camino in the Providence Forge Christmas Parade

Waiting to launch.  A bit like heavy traffic on I-95: an hour of idling & getting nowhere.
 Bodyshop truck towing a boat.

 Many tractors, of various vintages.
 Driver's eye view of parade coming & going, making the loop through downtown PF.
 Of course, the New Kent Tea Party, complete with tricorners, fife, drum & Constitution.
 Our fans.
 Two, count 'em, two grown-up Jesus with cave, rock, & cross floats.

 The other El Camino, a '68.  There was also a Ranchero.
 The district's new supervisor, TP candidate, demonstrating his professional acumen.
 Bill's Hot Dog's, closed.  But they did have a truck in the parade.
 Parade viewers.

Ho ho ho.
We were a little carsick after two hours & two miles but happy to be waved at by our neighbors in camo & fur.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

at the Taubman, Pocahontas rescuing John Smith

So how come the red rock canyon?  Haven't seen those in the Chickahominy Swamp.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fly-swatter letterpress block made by Hatch Show Print

Great workshop day at VisArts with Jim Sherraden, curator & shop manager of Nashville's Hatch Show Print.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

10th Anniversary of Art-o-mat in RVA Celebration at VisArts

Special edition art-o-mats made by Richmond Artists for the special anniversary, waiting to be loaded yesterday.  Now in the Richmond Art-o-mat, while supplies last.

Grip & Grin - Clark & Alyssa.

A great party last night at VisArts commemorating 10 Years of Kerplunking Culture in RVA, with an artist talk by Clark Whittington, & the opening of an exhibition about Art-o-mat.  Folks lined up to make their selections ... & no pepper spray was involved!

Exhibition continues through January 2012 at VisArts

Selections from my edition - "Pieces from a Beautiful World", original van dyke prints, mounted on wood blocks, waxed.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

official uniform

I did get much more than this from Tristan Lowe's lecture this evening but one has to ask: Is a red short-sleeved t-shirt over a blue long-sleeved t-shirt Tristan Lowe's official uniform?

He's wearing the same thing in his big chair photo as he was tonight on stage.  It's not pajamas but ...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

art delivery added to organic vegetable delivery because Amy's Garden has a big van

Off goes one 48x77 inch panel from Nothing But Blue Skies, along with peppers, kale, chard & arugula.

Monday, October 24, 2011

before & after Studio Sale

Over three days of Studio Sale, 50 pieces - made between 1997 & 2007, previously exhibited or presented - went home with friends to have lives out in the world as art, instead of continuing in the dark as stored nothings.  During this month, a grand total of nearly 70 pieces became visible again.  Value can be created with an exchange of something other than a large pile of money.  Thank you for coming.  Thank you for going home with my art & for hanging it in your homes & offices.  And thank you Visual Arts Center for a great location and kind support.  Totally amazing.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

today's eagle

She let me paddle my kayak so close that when she flew off I could hear the squeak of her feathers opening.

our family which likes to kayak

Saturday, October 8, 2011

we spent Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur in kayaks

& saw lots of eagles

a fine way to begin the new year

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

chimney swifts seen from WRIR

who knew they were neighbors?
& living in a USPS chimney - now that's home delivery

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Fantastic week at Penland's Teachers' Retreat, working as a beginner among other experienced beginners under the tutelage of clever ceramacist & screenprinter Jason Burnett & exploring collaboration with master marbler/collaborator Steve Pittelkow.  Thank you Penland!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is just around the corner

Monday, September 19, 2011
Time to brush up on your language skills.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene

and closed the door on the way out