Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!

Everyone's here, all together now!
 "Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind.."
So, it might seem a little corny, but sometimes, when you get together with your friends and family, sing a song together... it's a great way to share. Most of these are old folky songs, they're still fun, but maybe you have your own.
And the other theme of this calendar is circles (you noticed, huh?).  Circles of friends, song circles, conversation circles, circles of meaning, dance circles, drum circles, peace signs are circles, circling back to the simple things that mean the most.  Hope everyone has a happy and peaceful 2012.

the songs

1-You Are My Sunshine - Rice, Davis + Mitchell
2- Michael Row the Boat Ashore -traditional
3- Ship in the Sky - Woody Guthrie
4- Oh Mary don't you weep  -traditional
5- Zip a Dee doo Dah, Wrubel + Gilbert
6- So long, It's been Good to Know You - Woody Guthrie
7- Red River Valley -traditional
8- Wayfaring Stranger-traditional
9- Polly Wooly Doodle -traditional
10-This Land - Woody Guthrie
11-Yellow Rose of Texas- traditional.
12- Oh Susannah -Foster
13- Amelia Earhart- McEnery
14- Did you ever see a Lassie--traditional
15- Blowin' in the wind -Dylan
16- Here we go round the mulberry bush -traditional
17- She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain -traditional
18- This little light of mine -Loes
19-The Golden Vanity--traditional
20-The Dreidel Song - Grossman, Gelbert + Goldfarb
21- It's a grand old flag - Cohan
22- Winter Wonderland - Smith + Bernard
Bound for Glory - Woody Guthrie
24-Home Sweet Home - Bishop + Payne
25- We wish you a Merry Christmas -traditional
26- Old MacDonald -traditional
27- Sweet Betsy from Pike -traditional
28-Stars fell on Alabama Last night - Perkins + Parish
29- Twelve Days of Christmas -traditional
30- Down in the Valley -traditional
            Let's All Go Down to the River - Montgomery + Richards
31- Auld Lang Syne -traditional

Friday, December 30, 2011


And, before we head into the last big celebration of the year, let's go with Harry down to the valley..
 "Down in the Valley, valley so low...."
 or maybe....
"Let's all go down to the river..."

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Sissie, like her old friend Miss Piggy, would like to remind you that it's the 5th day of Christmas..and
"on the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 

Five Golden Rings.....
ba dum dum dum "

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Ole Blue Eyes, crooning through the night.
 " And stars fell on Alabama last night..."

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Copper has gone off to foreign lands (what is that language anyway?)...
and I think I hear him singing:
 "Did you ever hear tell of sweet Betsy from Pike?"

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Day

Shoefler says this piggy makes her want to sing "with an oink oink here, and an oink oink there.."  Maybe that's just the way a lot of us feel after all the holiday chocolates...

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Harry again..
 "We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas..."

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Shoefler's flying home, has to be there for Christmas eve...
 "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home..."

Friday, December 23, 2011


Dotty B looks like she's the front of an old fashioned train...
 "This train is bound for glory, this train...."

Thursday, December 22, 2011


First Day of Winter!  Flipper and the Goldspot dragon are getting ready for snow.
 "Sleighbells ring, are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening..."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


It's Harry Coe Bee, and he's feeling like a song and dance man..
 "It's a grand old flag, it's a high flying flag..."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Looks like Skirty Rose is going to light a candle tonight...
 Happy Hanukkah!
 "Dreidel dreidel dreidel..." 

Monday, December 19, 2011

dix-neuf (oof!)

Ole Blinky's flying under water this time, wonder if he's going to try to help the cabin boy..
 "For I'm sinking in the Lowland, Lowland, Lowland,
 I'm sinking in the Lowland sea..."

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Flipper looks like he's in the spotlight...
 "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..."

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Rosey's back, and it looks like she came through the wormhole..
 "She'll be Comin' thru the wormhole when she comes....'

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sweet Sixteen

Oh wow, Sissie is going round and round a spiral..
 "Here we go round the mulberry bush..."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ides of December

Ole Blinky seems to be in a wind tunnel...oh well,
 "the answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind..."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Rosey, doing what the arrows are telling her to do - dancing back and forth..
 "Did you ever see a Lassie go this way and that way...?"

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Shoefler's flying across the ocean here, just like Amelia..
 "There's a ship out on the ocean, just a speck against the sky,
 Amelia Earhart flying high that day...."

Monday, December 12, 2011


Dotty B, with flying towers and that little bluebird...
 "Oh Susannah, Oh don't you cry for me,
 I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee..."

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Copper's travelling somewhere...but are those stars lonestars...?
and a flying fish?
 "There's a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see.."

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Ole Bue Eyes again, flying over the green farmlands...

(are those crop circles down there?)

"This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island..."

Friday, December 9, 2011

number nine, number nine

Shoefler is going to fly right down that tunnel, maybe to Louisiana

(wonder if she'll find her other shoe...)

"Oh, I went down south for to see my Sal
Singing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day.."

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Starship Flipper, feeling mournful,

"I am a poor wayfarin' stranger, travelling through this world of woe..."

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Orangina B is back again..

"But remember the Red River Valley, and the Bee that has loved you so true.."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


It's Dragon Rose Lee, caught in the storm...
"It dusted us over, it dusted us under,
it blocked out the traffic, it blocked out the sun
and straight for home all he people did run,
singing So long, it's been good to know you...."

Monday, December 5, 2011


"Mr Bluebird on my shoulder, it's the truth, it's factual,

everything is satisfactual..."

Ole Blue Eyes B  is really singing sweetly to that little bluebird (who seems to be everywhere!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Starship Ole Blinky, with that little bluebird, beside the river..

"Oh Mary, don't you weep don't you moan,

Pharoah's army got drownded, Oh Mary don't you weep..."

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Starship Dirty Copper, flying above the red forest...listen!

"Momma's not afraid and neither am I, 'cause my daddy flies that ship in the sky"

Friday, December 2, 2011


Sissie B, hovering around the tower.
"Michael row the boat ashore, Halleluyah..."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day One

Orangina B is buzzing around the flowers, and if you listen, you can hear her singing, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

It's Coming

Starting on Thursday, Dec 1st, I will be sending out my New Year's Calendar, which consists of an email/post a day until the end of the year.  (It's kind of an overgrown, non-denominational "Advent" calendar - which grew to include the whole month of December).  Many of you have received these before. 

This year I will also be posting the calendar here on my blog.
If you want the emails and are not on my list please let me know.  If there is anyone you think would enjoy getting the emails send me their e-dress, or send them here to the blog.

Happy December!

Friday, November 11, 2011

My donation to Catherine Nash's project Contemporary Paper and Encaustic

 I'm donating the Net to help support Catherine Nash's Contemporary Paper and Encaustic.
 Check out her incredible project:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wax-Inc and Copley

If you get a chance to visit the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset before Christmas look for my Starship Flipper in the Wax-Inc show.  This Sunday Kim Bernard will be giving a Gallery talk at 1 pm.

Starship Flipper

and this little diptych, Red Planet, will be in the Copley Society's Holiday small works show, along with a couple more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

And still more encaustic monotype experiments..

This one features Hylla's Joanne loves this Red.
This one is mounted on a panel and altered.

This is very addictive!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More encaustic monotype experiments..

I've been having a wonderful time with my encaustic hot box.  Here are a couple of details from my output.  They are all part of a series with stars, and will probably end up in an artist's book in the near future.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photos uploaded from Wyoming

the Teton range from the valley.

The photos from our trip have been uploaded -
There are 4 Wyoming 11 albums..

In the Wind River Range

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aviation Day

So here's my "book" - called Flight...
Hope you all fly high, at least in your dreams! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Home Again...

Great vacation in Wyoming.  Lots of camping and hiking and wilderness.
Here's a little watercolor from the west side of the Wind River range.
(I do watercolors to keep myself humble.)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Off to the Tetons

Well, we're about to leave on vacation - going back to Wyoming and the Tetons, and this year the Wind River Range too.  Here are some pictures I made during last year's trip.

These are from a re-purposed book I took along.. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fouth - redux...

I just got my new Hot Box from Paula Roland, and had to create an encaustic monotype for the occasion. Here's a bit of old glory to celebrate the day..

watch out for all the fireworks!

I couldn't stop, here are a few more takes on Old Glory....