New Visions….

We stopped for a break on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, near the Native Peoples Museum. The air and ground had mounds of cottonwood fluff…. Seeds drifting, released to the midday winds, falling……..caught in the wild roses below, falling in drifts against resistant structures on the ground…… I carefully plucked up small wads of cotton-engulfed … Continue reading New Visions….

Stories of an Herb-wife – Honeysuckle Syrup

  With spring and summer seasons beginning to Rise, I become a totally different beast. I spend hours out of doors sniffing the air, eyes on the ground, rapidly identifying most of the plants that come within view. I admit it, I am a junky.....and have to feed my habit of wildcrafting culinary and medicinal … Continue reading Stories of an Herb-wife – Honeysuckle Syrup

Creating Art is so much like Life…

I found myself in a conumdrum this morning when working on a paper mache sculpture of a large bird. I want to put some fine feathers on it, but was not able to find what I was looking for as a tutorial online. Most of what I found on very excellent paper sculpure sites were … Continue reading Creating Art is so much like Life…

Life in Death – an Artistic perspective…

“Life in Death" Paper-mache Construction (2017) B. Donohue I constructed a paper mache mask this past October in honor of All Souls Day (Nov 1st) and Dia de Muertos, celebrated on November 2nd. At first, I attempted to paint the mask in the tradition of Hispanic artisans, but found I could not. I am not … Continue reading Life in Death – an Artistic perspective…

New Montage Series: GAIA (2018)

New art forms take time to unfold. I've been teaching myself to make photographic montages for the past month. It was a spontaneous expression, I never even thought about working with photographs before. I have been working in collage and montage for 2 years now. All hand made, cut out pictures from magazines, glued to … Continue reading New Montage Series: GAIA (2018)

New postings for a New Year

I want to update my blog post to include the jewelry I have posted on my Etsy storefront named "FoxMtnFolkArt". I know that folks have been trying to gain access to the site, but I am a little bit in arrears in catching up with my blog post and sharing sites. I had a conversation … Continue reading New postings for a New Year

As Above…so Below

This statement is often associated with Sacred geometry, European alchemy, the Tarot and modern wiccan practices. The phrase is derived from a passage in the Emerald Tablet, which was used as the foundational code for European alchemists back in the day. Today, the phrase is readily used in a secular context. The phrase refers to … Continue reading As Above…so Below

On learning to Receive…

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word RECEIVE has many meanings. As a transitive verb, which is an action that is characterized by having or containing a direct object, the word RECEIVE can mean “to act as a receptacle or container for; to assimilate through the mind or senses; to permit to enter; and even … Continue reading On learning to Receive…

Handmade…

A little more technical....but still costs pennies to make. Construction took about 4 hours... My work almost always reflects something I see or feel while in nature. This bracelet reminded me of the exposed roots of old ash trees I have seen while fishing. The stone is a heart-shaped, aurora borealis Swarovski crystal....