Archive for December, 2008


The Red Nose Deer Jigsaw Puzzle

December 26th, 2008

For the second time in 25 years or so I have made a jigsaw puzzle. Thisis a 4 piece one for 28 month old Rosa. She likes Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and calls him Red Nose Deer. We have watched a few videos on youtube and many of us have sung the song with her many times. Here are a few fotos of the process. I have much to learn about making one the right way.

The preliminary pencil and sharpie drawing.

The pencil covered back to trace onto the wood.

The traced image.

The cutout.

Cutting the cutout.

All cutout.


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Angel in the tree

December 19th, 2008

Rosa, Mommy, Daddy and Katelynn Jo helped us pick out our Frazier fir Christmas tree. Then Rosa helped us decorate it. “I ike angels!” was one of her comments.

When Rosa and I got the post card out of her mailbox today, I asked her,”What is this?” She answered, “A monkey angel.” Oh, well…

The front…doesn’t have anything to do with the season! Just a neat design from our laundry soap box.

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Rudolph the red-nosed post card

December 15th, 2008

Rosa is enjoying the season. Among the things she is enjoying is the story of Rudolph the “Red-Nose Deer”. She likes the song, too. And the short bits of video we have watched…including the California Raisins doing their version of the song.

The front.

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A gingerbread house

December 7th, 2008

Rosa spent the night last night. She helped put Christmas lights on a small leafless tree out front. We took a drive to the store to get something for breakfast, on the way we looked at Cristmas lights on houses. She loved the reindeer that moved. So much so that when we got back home after grocery shopping she wanted to go see them again more than she wanted to put together a gingerbread house (even with all the candy involved). So, we went back to see them once more.

The gingerbread house was put together this morning. She did enjoy putting on the candy almost as much as she enjoyed putting it in her mouth.

The front.

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The Weeping Woman

December 5th, 2008

Parts for this found object sculpture were gathered from several different areas.

The head was found a few years ago at either Larrabee State Park’s beach or just a bit further south at Clayton Beach. Notice the shell in one of the eyes.

The heart was found at Ocean Shores.

The body was found on a Bellingham beach

as were the legs.

the base was found at Seaside, Oregon.

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steps for creating a worldmark parking permit post card

December 2nd, 2008

Sharpie over pencil drawing.

Yellow underpainting.

Flesh tone.




I used Golden Fluid Acrylic primary yellow, cadmium red medium hue, burnt umber, ultramarine blue and titanium white.

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