Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Buildings make quilt like patterns. This star quilt is taken from atop a parking sturcture in Boulder. I liked the red brick color and the touch of blue from street level.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

spring snow

Spring in Colorado always has some surprise Spring snowstorms. Here's hoping that we are done with snow, rain will do just fine, thank you! The snow accumulated a couple inches on the branches of the trees giving the backyard the look of a fairy land. Sun is shining nicely today, with green leaves coming out.

Friday, April 18, 2008


If you narrow your eyes to look at this, there are lighted swords? Light sabers? The Force is with us! Anyhow, I thought the plant material took on a surreal look. It is fun to experiment with the images.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Finding color in the plant world is easy if you are talking about the flowers, above is the trunk of a date palm so orange it almost hurt your eyes. The gray surface roots form geometric patterns when put into a mandala and the orange tendrils are the orgainc shapes.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

new life

Even though we had a dumping of snow today, the weekend is supposed to be warm again. My plants in the sunroom have begun to show new life. The one above is really a tropical plant and has very spikey growth; the new rounded leaf just beginning to unfold doesn't look real, but it is. The green cross bars in the mandala are a leaf that has already unfolded, the white dots are the spikes.

Monday, April 7, 2008

City Park

Denver's City Park besides being a lot of green space, a lake and trees, it is also home to the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science. So to finish up my series on Zoo animals, I found this picture of the City Park Pavillion with the Denver Skyline in the background.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Here's the Canada Goose that the previous mandala was made from.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Canada Goose

Negative and positive space compete to get your attention in this mandala. It really is a Canada Goose with his head turned resting on his back. You can see the goose's eye if you look closely.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

the water

I haven't added to the blog for a couple days as I was framing and hanging my show at NCAR in Boulder! I have 36 pictures up, it took 4 hours to hang with the help of my daughter. Whew! Go see it, if you are in the area. The water above is an underwater view of the seals tank, the zoo provides a viewing area to see them swimming. The seals didn't swim by while we were there, however, the sun shining thru the water made wonderful patterns on the bottom of the pool.