Remnants of Summer

Recently my dad brought me 3 very large Kohlrabis from his garden this year. I love Kohlrabi. It brings back memories of summer when I was growing up on the farm. My grandma would cut one up and keep them in ice cold water so they stayed crisp. We’d add a layer of salt to
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“Milkweed” Linocut is Finished!

Click here to read all the blogs about this piece of artwork. Click here to purchase this piece of artwork. Summer is technically over and autumn is here making beautiful colors and eventually drying up crops and weeds creating its own lovely golden color. I must say that autumn is my favorite time of year. If
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stewart and solomon card

Have You Ever Been to Zumbrota, MN?

Have you? I have, and it’s a really nice area! Susan Solomon and I are having a dual exhibit there in the historic Crossings at Carnegie Art Center Oct 6 through November 23, with an artists reception November 21 from 6-7:30 pm. More information on that later. In the mean time get over to Zumbrota.
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Papers Revenge

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Had some good news today! I just stopped in to Macnider Art Museum in Mason City, IA to see the Area Art Show: 44 that I have my linocut “Papers Revenge” exhibited. It won an Award of Excellence! “Papers Revenge” is a large image, approx. 6″x15″ image size. I used 2 plates, one for the
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Adding White for the "Seeds"

A Little White Makes it POP!

Some more of this plate has been carved away so I can print just the white of the seeds.

Shadow color of the pods printed

I Love This Paper!

I’m such a paper geek! I love the look and feel of this 90# Stonehenge printmaking paper. The color is called “Kraft”. Its such a nice warm brown. I started carving on this new piece a few days ago. I’ll use the color of the paper for the main color of the pods so I’ll
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Milkweed Plant


Milkweed is an important plant because so many species of insects depend on it, especially the Monarch butterfly which could not survive without it. Milkweed is essential for Monarch butterflies as it is the only plant that Monarch caterpillars can eat. I’ve never known that much about milkweed before. Being on the farm as a child, do remember that they were abundant
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2 person band

Oconomowoc Art Festival

I’ve been a little slow reporting back about my show last weekend in Oconomowoc, WI. It was a lovely show, great weather (that doesn’t happen often), and the art festival committee and volunteers were very attentive. My sister came to stay with me for the weekend (girls weekend). Oconomowoc is a lake town with some very
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Weekend Art Show

Finally taking a break tonight. I will be in Oconomowac, WI this weekend for an art festival. This is the first time I’ve done this one. I hope it pays off. Oconomowoc Art Festival Website Here’s kitty and me cuddling on the couch. Such a BIG sweetheart! Wait till he finds out he’s spending
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Speak Softly

Finished Linocut of “Speak Softly”

This piece is finally finished! I’m planning to do a much larger piece with multiple goldfinches and a red winged blackbird. This was kind of an experiment with color. Find out more about the story behind it and how to purchase. Find out more. Follow the progress in my blog.  

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