Marking the days

December December. How did you arrive so soon? The last month of the year begins with anticipation for a glorious season, with new shows and and projects coming to an end, and the realization that another year is folding yet again into a new one. How does it happen?

First of all I want to share another glimpse of two of my pieces {above} that will be part of Incredible Print Show 2 at Artstream Studios, opening this Saturday. The top image shows the painting before I printed the woodgrain layer in silver ink.  I like the texture of the stick as I found it naturally on the ground contrasted with the clean lines of the wood board imprinted on top.  They are: "Found: ash and cedar" and "Found: elm and cedar", handmade watercolor and ink on paper, 9 in. x 9 in.  I'm happy to be part of this exhibition and look forward to seeing the work of the other artists. All the work will be available online at the time of the show opening, so stop on by for some of your holiday shopping and support handmade.

For Alicia and I, December marks the final month of our Noticing Project collaboration. We began here in January 2008 and have been pairing our photos daily for two years. It's really hard to believe as I look back on the first days and remember so clearly taking those photos as if it were five minutes ago. I've really loved working with Alicia and we have been constantly surprised at the synchronicities in our diptychs.  I'm proud of us, if I may say that, that we have made it a dedicated project, marking moments from each day with an image, noting the thing that catches our eye or our thoughts. We hope you will share in our final noticings as we draw this project to a close.

Check out the Artist Advent Calendar Stephanie is hosting all this month!

Thanks for reading today,