Adapting a mitten design to knit wristwarmers

I now have a pair of these wristwarmers knit, soaked and blocked after finally being happy with my third prototype which I adapted from the Songbird mitten pattern by Erica Heusser Designs. I’ll be knitting several pairs with different contrasting colors this spring, summer and autumn. Tra la! Tra la!

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Drawing and painting anew

I’ve begun going through my sketchbooks, gathering together some of the characters I’ve drawn over the past 20 years or so. As you can see in the photo below, I first drew this group of characters in pencil on a scrap of printmaking paper then added black outlines using a Pigma Micron 08 archival ink pen. I began adding color using oil pastels in the figure in the top lefthand corner then switched to watercolors. Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper seems to hold watercolor pretty well. It’s fun to look through old and current sketchbooks. I have no idea where this will lead. Trusting my gut and enjoying the process!

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Moving forward

Untitled collage finished on March 6, 2023
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Play practice

Untitled watercolor painted February 1, 2023
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Happy New Year

Untitled watercolor sketch painted January 11, 2023
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In the Randall Gallery through January 14, 2023

“Reverie” (left) and “Snow Sisters (I)” (right) are on view in the Portsmouth Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum, 6-9 Market Square, is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
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Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition is a gem

Fine art and crafts on view in the Randall Gallery at the Portsmouth Athenaeum through January 14, 2023.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum has opened its annual Proprietors’ Art Exhibition in the Randall Gallery, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I truly am blown away by the high quality of the fine art and crafts in this show. I encourage anyone and everyone who can catch this exhibit to do so. Public viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the first time I’ve exhibited my artwork at the Athenaeum and I’m really excited! On view are Reverie and Snow Sisters (I). Both of these color monotypes reflect the wintery wonderland of the season. I snapped a couple of photos of my pictures this morning yet they didn’t turn out very well. I’ll stop by the Randall Gallery and take a few, hopefully better, photos and post them here. Stay tuned.

The Portsmouth Athenaeum Proprietors’ Art Exhibition continues through January 14, 2023.

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Exploring fiber as a medium

I’ve often posted my painting “Peace on Earth” (top) which is one of my favorites. This year I’ve started translating this painting to fiber. Here is my first swatch (bottom) which I’ve knit using Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn. My next swatch will be larger in size. I’ll knit it using worsted weight yarn. I’m aiming to design and knit a “Peace on Earth” pillow cover. Stay tuned.




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Autumn is in the air

Autumn Dance, monotype and watercolor collage

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Seacoast Women shine in the summertime

New Hampshire Art Association, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

What a wonderful surprise today! Zerrissenheit VI (far right) has a great view of State Street in Portsmouth from the front window of the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). The New England Printmakers Juried Exhibit opened today and continues through July 31, 2022.

“Zerrissenheit VI” is one of the pieces in my Seacoast Women Series. Each and every one of the Seacoast Women does indeed love to be out and about in the summertime!

Artwork in this exhibit, including Zerrissenheit VI, can be viewed and purchased via the NHAA website at

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