Monster Plots

I did another couple of big plots in a public space with more people frequenting it this time of the year. It was nice to see how well received the installation was. I loved blending in the crowd and hearing what people had to say about it.

Portraits work really well with this format. They add a great slowly unfolding presence in a big room.

I did a deer first, but I messed up the paper. It’s very difficult to move paper this big without damaging it. I’ve perfected the dance at least. I gave it to someone before I took a final picture of it.

The home plotter also keeps chugging along, I have it draw anything that ends up on the big public one as a preliminary test. (Mandala by Hava Edelstein)

Tree Stump Art

I always leave a little something in the stumps of the trees I take. It can’t be too complicated, and curves are reeeeeally hard. They’re all over the place and the kids love finding them, I hope the grand kids will too.

For All its Imperfections

The house is still very unfinished 8½ years in, but it’s also gotten to be incredibly cozy during the cold months. It’s only ever gotten better over the years, while we slowly forgot what a regular house is like. I know we crave wood heat when we go somewhere it’s not used. We just bought a new stove, a real fancy clean burning one and I’m very much looking forward to using it although it’ll be likely at the end of Winter that we finally get it. To get a clean air tax incentive we were asked for a propane bill or electric bill, they’ll have to do without, things are too perfect where they are. It is putting it mildly to say that we were shaped by our living arrangements, in many ways I feel like the transformation we sought years ago is complete.