Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I did two things today...made a pouch protector from felt for my iPhone and one for Randy's iPod and sewed little winter jackets for my Sonorran Desert cacti on the porch that have to stay outside.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rock Climbing in Zion

VINTAGE: Most excellent rock star pants from 2003
For the first time in almost a year, I went climbing....It felt great! After MSM, Ibuprofen, hot tub, Icy Hot and a tennis ball I made sure the injury wouldn't give me any trouble. Hopefully next time I can let off a little on the medicating and nervous over-concern that I wouldn't stimulate another "cracker" of a headache (the unfortunate side effect of the injury).

Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm working on a history of both my Dad and Mom who emigrated from Germany separately, although my Dad did sponsor my Mom. Both came through Ellis Island, Dad in 1952 and Mom in 1957. While difficult for my Mom to recount, she was willing to comply while visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you, Mom.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gorgeous color and an inspiring design from Martha Stewart magazine. Pumpkins are magical! I recently attended a wedding where the father of the bride built her a white pumpkin carriage and added his unique sense of humor by using his touring motorcycle as the horsepower to pull it. Very creative and a beautiful gesture by Dad.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Great Article About Art & Climbing in THE ALPINIST Magazine

There is a very nice piece ("Still on the Easel") about creating art and how it affects your climbing ability. I am in complete agreement. Both require immense observation and influence one another. Words and Images by John Svenson.

New Magazine Codex: The Journal of Typography

Wow! For those who care about typeface, this is a very beautifully done magazine.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Leaving for San Francisco and Books, Inc. Art Opening for Jerry Wyman and Joy Stein

Please come and introduce yourself. I'll be at the Books, Inc. reception for this exhibit on November 17, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm.

Attended Business of Art Workshops in Kanab, Utah

This is a great event and not to be missed by local artists. There were numerous presenters and topics included "How to Critique and be Critiqued", "How to Find Your Own Voice", and "Blogs and Stuff"

Application for HEY HOT SHOT! Jen Bekman Gallery

Photo Selected for Holladay Liquor Store

This was the final image selected by an Arts Council panel for the Holladay, Utah Liquor Store. There were seven finalists for the seven eight new liquor store facilities in Utah.