Saturday, December 12, 2015

This week

Nest #12?
 Some time was spent on nest construction, I'm trying to experiment with materials and learn some construction methods.
Gypsy Moths!
 I spent some time hunting gypsy moth eggs. I know it is a futile battle but I'm hoping to spare "my" trees from destruction next year
Killing Gypsy Moths

I started to play with resisted lines on stones.
I'm not sure what happened to this pic on upload but I kind of like the result.

Charcoal experiment

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Old orchard 
So having just begun a new year  I have chosen a word for myself
it is a doing word as opposed to a being word and I think I need that right now
to be doing stuff
not judging
just trying
just seeing where that will take me
I like the word, it encompasses possibilties and yet it can be applied to even the most ordanary experience to transform it
this should be good

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Fall texture

"Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping,…Stop it and just DO!…
Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear and anxiety…
You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO!…
Try to do some BAD work – the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell – you are not responsible for the world – you are only responsible for your work – so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be…

I know that you (or anyone) can only work so much and the rest of the time you are left with your thoughts. But when you work or before your work you have to empty you [sic] mind and concentrate on what you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that. After a while you can see some are better than others but also you can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that. You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work – not even to yourself."
                                                                                                                         Eva Hesse