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September 30, 2016

Last Gasp of Summer

…and then it’s fall. Before the days of summer get pushed too far back, I thought I would take you on a little journey of “how I spent my summer vacation”. It’s likely some of these images, colors and textures will find their way into the studio and surface in new art. So here’s a peek of the inspiration behind new art in the making.

It began with multiple trips to the beach – some red cannery buildings, a photo bomb on Blake Island, and gnarly fishing buoys.

Red Cannery Buildings

Red Cannery Buildings

Gnarly buoys

Gnarly buoys

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Blake Island photo bomb

Then there were projects. (Don’t even get me started on this particular one.  Let’s just say I became familiar with blisters, metal, and smooth surfaces.)

Making rough places smooth

Making rough places smooth, filling in cracks, buffing and burnishing.  Oh my!

There were happy times with family and friends, near and far.

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Mom and her girls

And how about learning a few new tricks? My ukulele doesn’t have a fish shaped bridge, but it sure is a beauty. Someday it will sound just as good and it looks. And yep, that’s me, going for a solo ride in the dinghy! Next trip to Gig Harbor, Poulsbo, or Langley I just may deliver my goods by boat.

Strumming along

Strumming along

Delivering the goods

Delivering the goods

Stay tuned for how all this comes together. The crisp fall days will find me in the Fishbowl.