Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Just Sketchin'

Been awhile since I've posted, this seemed like a good restart. 

I've been getting back to it, it's shocking how much better I feel day-to-day just from painting a bit. 

This watercolor is from a rather spectacular sunset I'll post later.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Finding Myself... Back in the Desert

This piece is still being worked on, but getting into a space where it's close to done. 

Another fun trip last year. I love the desert southwest, the vistas and strange colors and desiccated plants. It's a good space for reflection. Because the vege is so sparse, somehow the moments seem more real or intense than in the cacophony of colors and plants in the Pacific NW. A good space to breath ant think. 

Sunday, February 6, 2022

A Touch of Fall 2021

Got a bit behind tracking life and things to see and do and just wanted to preserve some of the beautiful places of 2021.

In any event, some images from a well known hike in the Alpine Wilderness from last year.

This next photo was from a side jaunt that ended up being several miles long... but worth every moment.

And the shot that made the whole trip for me- a moment where I remembered a photo from my childhood that spurred me to want to hike and climb mountains... and then (much to my shock) I saw the mountain in real life. 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Happy New Year from South Sound

 This photo is way too long, I know, but it's fun to show what the sound feels like in person. The snow freshens everything up- and we even get a hint of the mountains in the background. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Brutal Day


This may seem like a random photo- but the hike is brutal. I discovered a foot injury for several weeks this summer put me quite out of shape... and that 4500' of elevation hurts if you haven't been training. 

So regardless of whether or not it's likeable... a lot of suffering went into getting this photo. Maybe most of the suffering was after the fact...

Reminds me of structural geology. A lot of suffering went into that class. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Rescue Myself

Raging and endless rushrushrushpushpushpush brown and tangled flood churning silt and debris

I smash over the rocks and feel everysingleone

A moment of clarity rose to the surface. 

As a leaf. Above the flow. Part of the current. Still me, but not fighting for breath. 

And I found a Smooth Ride instead.