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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Emily Dickinson on Feathers

Poets Org

Emily Dickinson wrote:

Hope is the thing with feathers  
That perches in the soul,  
And sings the tune without the words,  
And never stops at all,  
And sweetest in the gale is heard;          
And sore must be the storm  
That could abash the little bird  
That kept so many warm.  
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,  
And on the strangest sea;         
Yet, never, in extremity,  
It asked a crumb of me.
Thank you Poets Org for the kindness of posting these verses. 
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Plume's Progress

To All the People Who Follow

Thank you for your support and encouragement. Without your help I could never have become a developing artist. Now there are people who have the confidence to lend me their gallery and show my abstractions.

To the folks at the San Diego Public Library, my profound thanks for your admiring words about my feathers. I know that nature is our only way out of the challenges we face at the planetary level. As a bird breeder and fancier, I collected molted feathers for many years before attempting to make art. I look forward to years of having fun playing with plumes.

Come to my first one-man show right in the center of San Diego county.

Feathers! Save a feather, save a flock.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Please Follow

Spring One Man Show

Thank you, I became a visual artist around 2005. Some of the works I created were real world shadow boxes filled with feather designs. There had to be a better way,

When I returned to college I discovered graphic design. I already had the passion for feathers. Discovering that molted feathers protected birds was a breakthrough. Suddenly I saw my future.

In March this artist's dream comes true, a one man show. I hope to show you arresting works that will help us all to see feathers in a new way. From that, we can see birds in a new way, too. If you look at these pictures on the web, remember they are low resolution and very small. They will be huge in the show.

Thank you for visiting this blog. I hope you are a friend to birds and that you will save a feather, to save a flock.

Opening March 4 at 1:30 PM in San Diego.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Textiles molted feather process


Snowflakes and Feathers, Oh My

Very excited to share a few of my collections:

I'm a college student and aspiring artist. I live in San Diego and have fun playing with feathers. My goal is to communicate that birds are precious. They should not be harassed and harmed by us when their molted feathers are just as good. Help me save them.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Non Stick baking from Mama Lew

Boo! Happy Halloween

When I was a chef there was very little to choose from in this category of non-stick food preparation. Later, I put my natural food chef-ing to work when I tried to start a distributed organic cracker. It was exciting. My backers loved the concept and wanted to supply me with every convenience to facilitate my success.

I was able to purchase non-stick provisions. I bought two different packages of 500 specially treated oven sheets. Since they were full size, I typically cut them in half. Bought in 2003 for $100 a package I eventually gave a package to a friend. The other one I use probably still has a couple hundred sheets. They save clean up on so many things. Since they don't leak, you can fold them over your food and put them right into the fridge. They probably can be washed and reused.

At the same time I also purchased two silicone sheets. They are still fully functional and will probably outlive me.

My point is, these supplies may seem expensive at the point of purchase, but they are amortized many times over the years of their usefulness.

Before writing this post, I spot checked Amazon to see what these products cost today. This link is a search of non-stick baking at Amazon. I'm sure this is going on all over the web so check with your favorite vendor. Amazon prices are about 20% of what I was paying ten years ago.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

A late bloomer describes me. I was in my 50s before I discovered my passion for making art. My family kept birds in aviaries. I participated in avian societies, rescues, and had surprising success for a novice. Breeding birds was pretty easy but husbanding them was not. Peafowl with their legendary tails were gentle, easy to keep, amiable. They had intelligence, but we’ll get to that later. Chickens, pheasants, and other game birds, molted feathers seasonally. This bounty drops over a few weeks around late spring and early summer.

Until I got to art classes in college, my molted feather collection had no reason. Challenged to use them as the subjects of art, I discovered this process was favorable to birds. I found that industry was mutilating and slaughtering birds to steal their feathers. By disrupting that practice with a revolution that respects birds this art brings life, not destruction.

The first challenge was the feather. It was wrinkled, soiled yet you could see all of its former beauty. The feather, once photographed, is imported into Photoshop where my graphic design and painting training are put to work. People ask. Do I manipulate the colors? Come on. Let’s say you’re in a space ship at the controls. Are you not going to try the acceleration? Photoshop may be the greatest friend the avian world has ever known. I love every feather and treat them each with the loving attention I would pay to every work of art.