Welcome to Notes from the StudioI am a full time artist and writer, living and working in Oak Park, IL. I have a space, Calypso Moon Studio, in the Oak Park Arts District. This blog will contain notes and images of various projects and events focused on my art.
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The highlight of a recent trip to Santa Fe, NM, was a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There was an excellent video about her life. In Texas Georgia O’Keeffe found her artistic voice, reducing very complex forms to their … Continue reading
I am taking the free “Blogging 101” course offered on line by WordPress. I am supposed to write a post about the way I learn–what kind of learner am I. It’s almost easier to say what kind of learner I … Continue reading
On Thursday last, my SCBWI local network met for our annual “Creative Orgy,” an evening of eclectic exercises and activities designed to get the creative juices flowing, even in the depths of January cold. As co-rep of the Oak Park/near … Continue reading
Who I am and why I’m here: I am a lover of books—I read books, I write books, I make books, I collect books. Something about paper, the smell, feel, content, color, size, design, cover—I love everything about books. I … Continue reading
I’m going to add as many photos, in chronological order as I can. Later I’ll add the stories that go with them. For over a six week period I added and altered the Reliquary on a weekly, if not daily … Continue reading
Several times each week I alter the reliquary and make a drawing. I am making up the rules for “reliquary” as I go along.
I posed the question, What is a reliquary? I would love to hear what you think.