Monday, June 6, 2011

Patina....on wood, metal and clay

Mixed media leaf with found copper piping.  

Last weekend, I travelled to southern Oregon to visit extended family and watch my cousin's children play LOTS of soccer.  In between the games, we managed to fit in a couple of quick trips to the charming, historic gold rush town of Jacksonville, home of the Britt Music Festivals, and now surrounded by vineyards and wineries. While there, I was delighted to find Lisa Kaser's wonderful illustrations in a little shop, and was even more delighted to hear from the owner that they have a hard time keeping them in stock. :)  I found the lovely green bowl and shoe form in a couple of antique stores and, well, they just seemed to go with the printed pieces, and a few of my favorite things.

How is it that I've never come across a peony in the "Jester's Hat " phase?  My friend's peonies are all sporting these "hats" right now. And where does all that silken fuzz come from anyway? 
We had lovely weather in Portlandia this weekend and I managed to turn my compost twice!  Last year at this time, it was full of thousands (literally, I'm quite sure) of worms.  Today, there were about ten.  And last year, our Gravenstein apple tree was absolutely loaded with apples, but this year, it's absolutely loaded with leaves and only about five apples...But not to worry, our young cherry tree has gone all out in the fruit production department! 

Monday is almost here again.....Hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you!

Cheers :)


annamaria said...

It sounds like you had an absolutely lovely time- full of fun and discoveries!XX

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your blog is really interesting. Love the mixed media, it suggests new ways of looking at the stuff that makes up our world. Very creative.
I love Portland. It's the only other place I'd want to live, besides my corner of the world in Tunisia. Thanks for sharing.
Best, nadia

Helmi said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing.

em said...

love the green and coppery colors! all of your work is enticing!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thank you all so very much for taking a peek! :)