December 2010


I wish you were here.
I'm hungry!

This week, my daughter, Angela, visited Jim and me for a few days. She and I were mainly painting and drawing in Egress Studio. I finished up a few paintings I’d been working on, and she worked on some line drawings for an illustration for a friend and some comic art. The way she goes about making art is very impressive. And she also let me try out her copic pens. So I drew this cat character to give them a good test run. I like them because the artist is able to blend colors very easily.

Some people think my humor is rather odd. Angela’s is even more unusual. Well, that’s my opinion, but what do I know? Here’s a link to one of her latest comic strips: http://lunavalse.deviantart.com/art/Trial-and-Error-191659391.

Last night, I made homemade mushroom soup and cornbread for dinner, and then a gingerbread cake with a ginger cream-cheese icing for dessert. Angela’s boyfriend Abe arrived just before dinner was ready, as planned. We ate, had dessert, and then they drove back to Seattle. It’s nice to have a daughter who visits and enjoys spending time in the studio. We’ll be doing that again. Soon, I hope.

This blog has been quiet because I’ve been working pretty hard lately on the Egress Studio Press website. And now, I have a page of my assemblages on the site, thanks, in part, to my sister, Carol, who is helping me out. I’ve been teaching her a few things about putting a website together. And she’s been learning a lot about how to organize a website, size images, write a little code, and things like that. It’s not that I know everything there is to know about designing websites, but more like there is so much to know, you can begin almost anywhere and look smart.

Afterwards, by Anita K. Boyle

Over the last few years, I had been working on assemblages, and came to really enjoy the organic way they go together. The new webpage shows the entire group of assemblages that were on display at the Loomis Art Gallery in Blaine. If you’ve got a few minutes to browse a website like it’s an art gallery, please take a look at Egress Studio Press’ newest page by following this link. Next year, I’ll be working on a new series of assemblages that will be shown at the Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery.

I’ve also been enthusiastically working on a series of watercolor paintings that will be in a group show with three or four other artists in January. This exhibit will also have a few giclée prints for sale, as well. I’ll have more about the upcoming show soon. But right now, I have to get back to the paintings.