Saturday, October 29, 2022

Sewer Dye!

We didn't know if Mom's septic was hooked to the sewer, problems with the paperwork. So we had the Missoula Water System come over for a Septic Dye Test! I imagined a big fat guy with a flashlight, my drawing. Instead some cool folks poured bright red dye in her toilet several times with flushes, and the nice guy down the street with a mirror pointed to see the color announced, "Yes. Sewer." Great idea with the mirror! Never Say Dye.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Clearing Out Mom's House

Anyone want a 1914 baby grand piano?  

How about a 6 foot china hutch.

Or some neck ties?

Saturday, October 22, 2022

MAM Auction

I broke out the gouache paint, iridescent watercolor medium, and Arteza brush pens for my submission to the Missoula Art Museum Auction this year. "Turkey in the Snow" drypoint etching. Hope it is accepted. I have not had much time to be artistic this year...for some reason(!)  but plan to finish one Osprey etching very soon. Here I am using my first painted etching as a reference, trying to remember how I did it in 2019.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Firewood Day

Saw, split, stack, repeat. Thanks to ur best buds Pat Johnson (at the splitter on the right) with John "Hoeman" Witzen and Ryan Hollingsworth with Tom loading the pick-up truck. Hard to believe we will have run a whole log-truck load of fir in the yard through the little wood stove!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Seasons Change

 Taking down the shade cloth at the eagle building. Takes an hour to install, 10 minutes to remove. And just started writing the Raptor Round-Up Newsletter #61, out in November - takes weeks to write, minutes to read! 

Monday, October 17, 2022

Clay Raptors

 What a great day at Missoula's Clay Studio, fine artist's all. There is an arrow pointing to Sib in the background center, and Simon in the sun on the right. Drum roll please...this was Sibley the Peregrine's 700th program!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Sunday at the Clay Studio, Missoula

 Sign up of you can make it!  Kelly @ (406) 543-0509

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Larch Dog

Nico the poser patiently sits by my metal Pheasant sculpture in the front yard for a photo, Western Larch a-turnin'. We planted these 20 years ago and one even had a magpie nest in the top this spring. They sure add bright colors as the needles turn yellow and drop (deciduous conifers, to impress your friends.)

Saturday, October 8, 2022


 Thanks to those that joined us last night at the Artists' Shop, Glenn Parks and Marlies Borchers and family here. I would have posted another reminder yesterday but our internet was out for a few days, courtesy SpeedConnect. Unbelievable. Anyway, up all month!

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Artists' Shop Opening

Back to Missoula's finest, the Artists' Shop on N. Higgins downtown! Bev Beck Glueckert displays her printmaking masterpieces, Marlies Borchers her unique ceramic wallhangings, and I have 8 etchings, plus one 6 foot Peregrine sculpture. In the past I have displayed bird photos, and now drypoint prints with the opening reception this "First Friday" from 5 until 8. Up all October.