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Sort of Back in the Studio

I am having a hard time getting my mojo back. I have some deadlines coming up really soon. I have not felt particularly motivated to be creative. The weather in Portland has ranged from sun breaks to snow to hail to pouring buckets of rain. Here is proof of the snow on our deck:


Here are the plans that my son made for my veggie garden.


The space is sort of a triangle which borders our neighbor’s fence. We are going to plant berries along the fence. There will be new steps on the right as this is on a lower level behind the house. Can’t wait for this to happen.

Here are some sneak peaks of things I have been doing in the studio. I painted some commercial fabric because I needed some darker tones. The fabric underneath is the original.


Here is another sneak peak of something I have been working on.


I am off to get my beauty sleep so that I can get lots of work done tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Sort of Back in the Studio”

  1. Judy says:

    Your garden will be so much fun! MMMMMM: berries!


  2. jenclair says:

    The squirrels are a problem here, too. Last year I made cages for several things, but the darned rodents are so clever. I do love the sketch for the garden and can’t wait to see the version that actually grows.

  3. PaMdora says:

    Me too! I need to get back to studio, have been cleaning but not making work. You’re my hero if you can grow veggies. All I ever end up with a lot of fat squirrels.

  4. Natalya says:

    I like how the colors in your son’s sketch echo the colors of the fabrics in your photos… was this planned?

  5. dee says:

    wow Gerrie this looks very interesting-can’t wait to see what happens next. How lucky to have a gardener in the family.

  6. Kristin L says:

    I love the fabric with all the squares — I have some too. It reminds me of a city at twilight; even more so with all your birdies on it. I like the way the little spots didn’t take the paint the same as the rest of the other fabric too.