Wednesday, June 6, 2007

JUNE 6, 2007

Summer seems finally to have arrived with fields of dandelions and shooting stars, moose cows with calves, and lots of tourists. but it is still quite cool most days. The one really nice sunny day in the last two weeks was last Friday and I went with Marilyn and Kate down to the Good River Bridge. I walked down to A. and L.'s cabin and set in front of their window and painted..... the perfect view.

I worked all of the past week on another woodblock print. It is of the Fairweather Mountains and I made it for an exchange. Had a lot of problems with it. I made lots of extras so I'd have some to try to sell, but it was reductive (meaning the blocks were altered for printings of each of the colors) so I couldn't print more. Many of the extras will be trashed.

And also planted my vegetable garden. I have no great expectations for it this year. I'm going to be gone quite a bit this summer, so at least the weeds will flourish and the slugs will love it without my nightly squirts of ammonia water.

I will be leaving for Sitka on Friday and back home on the 17th. I just packed my paints, so hope to have something more to show here when I'm back.