Thursday, September 18, 2008


Okay I've been doing a bit of traveling lately. It's part of my job. I haven't had a minute to work on any artwork since...early August, I guess. I did teach a 2-day mask carving workshop at a Kodiak gallery: The Artist's Eye. That was fun! Then I finished up a few masks I'd started this summer - since finally receiving my tools from home (my other home in Seattle). I haven't had a chance to photograph those 3 new masks, but will endeavor to do so this weekend.

So, where have I traveled to since late June? Well - Anchorage, two weekends in a row, then Seattle, then all of the villages around Kodiak Island, which are: Larsen Bay, Karluk, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, Akhiok, and Old Harbor. I just got back yesterday from my second trip to Seattle this season. Next week, I travel to Kenai/Soldotna, then San Diego, Portland OR, Seattle, then in October to Seattle, Anchorage, Anchorge again, then in November to Anchorage (again), then Seattle. Hmm...then I think I wanna take a vacation to...somewhere warm and sunny, which will require travel again!

Not a whole lotta art involved here. But I'm thinkin' on it.

So - here is one work of art that came out of me - my son Alex. I got to visit him in late August, on a day trip I took on Amtrak from Tacoma to Portland. He's sporting his tats he acquired in Thailand earlier this summer.