Devil’s Club Oil

First, I always review the excellent Youtube video of Tlingit elder Helen Watkins sharing her wisdom about appropriate harvesting and infusing. I follow all her suggestions and recipe. Always do research, before harvesting a new plant. This important plant has been used by peoples in nearby coastal regions for centuries and in this land isContinue reading “Devil’s Club Oil”

Edible Still Life Subject

It was a treat to create this local food inspired art for Salt & Soil Marketplace in Juneau, Alaska. A friend texted me the call for an artist and after a few scribbled sketches I worked up a full scale pencil sketch of this image and submitted it. I’m thrilled they chose me as theirContinue reading “Edible Still Life Subject”

Jumping Media

Watercolor has always been a favorite method for translating my ideas, but sometimes I crave a different process, feel stuck, or need some novel creative time. Blockprinting is an interesting puzzle and I relish the high contrast look. Alpine Alaska Cotton L.E.S.A. This new (almost finished) acrylic work was an entertaining challenge. I couldn’t findContinue reading “Jumping Media”

Shrimp with salad: 2 choices

To boil or sautee? One method is not better than the other- they are both delicious! These two methods work beautifully with a simple salad.┬áIn the winter, serve with baked or mashed potato. In the summer, serve with a side of seasonal fruit- cherries are a favorite. Select your shrimp carefully to get the bestContinue reading “Shrimp with salad: 2 choices”

Living Alaskan (my version)

I grew up here, and I travel, but Alaska has given my heart roots. Our home is Southeast Alaska, both Juneau and Petersburg. The landscape that surrounds us is dominated by towering trees, ocean, islands, and snowy mountains- wait- did I mention rain? Lots of rain = lush forest. Early family adventures immersed in theContinue reading “Living Alaskan (my version)”