Fall has arrived. It’s the bittersweet week or so of beautiful color before we go back to brown and wait for winter. Time to grab the camera and save as much as possible.
The freezer is full, winter squash got kicked out to the studio until space opens up, and we’re still feasting on fresh potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and all sorts of other treats. I’ve got a few more days of work yet for friends helping to take in the harvest and take down the garden and farm – and then the plant fix ends for another year.
I’m slowly getting back in the studio routine. Although I love summer, it seems impossible to keep any sort of disciplined schedule during this time of the year. I’m ready for more darkness and fewer distractions.
The last couple of weeks brought a new opportunity – I started working with the new Imogen Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. I’m excited to be included, and all signs point to good things. Here’s a link to the gallery’s website: http://www.imogengallery.com
There’s a nice article under the “news” section from the local paper in Astoria about Imogen and gallery owner Teri Sund.
I’m getting ready for an October show of new small carved pieces and prints at the Fire Island Bakery in Anchorage. I’ve never been there, but by all reports this is both a fantastic place to eat and also a successful venue to show and sell art. (Appropriate for a former baker.) There’s also a two week AIS residency at Chinook Montessori here in Fairbanks – time to break out the mosaic machine one more time in 2012!
One last photo before I sign off and tackle the list. Here’s the boat that Brandon has been building on our porch/woodshop this summer:
It looks unlikely that it’ll make it in the water this summer, but all that’s left is the topcoat. What a beauty! And I did hear magic words yesterday – “I think I’m ready to spend next summer working on the house.” A girl dreams of sheetrock.