Thursday, June 30, 2011

Water and Sky

Another Calvert Bay iphone pic from my down county trip.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Ink and gouache, about 5-12" x 6", on Stonehenge Kraft paper

Down County

My visit "down county" to St. Mary's County and vicinity included:
-- Historic St. Mary's City's "Mid-Summer Faire". (It was on Saturday. There appears to be a rule that all period-costumed staff have to go about their day barefoot. At least those depicting mid- to lower-caste folk. Very faithful!).
-- I hung about the dock where the Maryland Dove is berthed (so I could make a little painting of it), Trinity Church, and the Godiah Spray Plantation. I also listened to choir practice from St. Mary's Hall, on the campus of the college.
-- I studied the locals at supper at Courtney's and I very briefly visited Solomons Island (crossing - yikes!- the Governor Johnson Bridge over the Patuxent River).
-- But I REALLY especially enjoyed my crab cakes on grilled ciabatta washed down with two root beers at Blue Wind Gourmet, in California, MD, where I stopped on the way home. Excellent spot!

The view above is a little cove off Calvert Bay (upon which my inn was situated), snapped around about the 7am 'stillness' time.
At left: historic colonial cow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Gouache sketch (with some ink lines) on Stonehenge paper, about 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I don't care how dorky this footwear will look on the streets of DC. Who isn't still tempted by their sheer lushness? Cowgirl! Yippee Eye Yo!

Busy days:
-- My day of Japanese papermaking with Jacqueline Mallegni was lovely. I was grateful to have visited her studio, her land (right on the Chama River in Abiquiú), her house, and sampled her hospitality and taken advantage of her experience and (especially) her patience. I made a dozen or so pieces of paper and now what? Hmmm!
-- Our visit to Puye Cliff Dwellings, near Los Alamos included a guided hike among the remnants of the structures. Every step along the path yielded more and more pottery shards of almost mind-boggling variety and color and finish. See pix here and here.
-- Other miscellaneous events: Sunday brunch with my friend Paula from Abq at the Range Cafe in Bernalillo; a zip through some of the gardens on the 16th Annual Santa Fe Botanical Garden June Home Garden Tour (what drought?); "Western-style" furniture shopping (stay tuned!) . . .

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