Friday, December 2, 2022

significant

 'Wake-robin' 12x12" oil pastel on panel; Kathleen Faulkner


Trillium

a precise and elegant wildflower
so
fragile and shy
 
They always bring up memories
that always make me smile.







Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Be prepared

'Wish Rock' brooch 2x1.5" sterling silver, mica, 
graphite, paper; Kathleen Faulkner


 It's always good to have a wish rock or two 
hanging around.

I keep several. 

You never know 
when you might need one.



Monday, November 14, 2022

breather

'A Morning Walk' 20x30"oil pastel on panel;
Kathleen Faulkner


It's my good deed to myself..
that morning walk 

Always different, always something to see 
 never a dull moment.

I return home feeling awake and energized
ready to seize the day.





Monday, October 31, 2022

ghosts

 

'Ghost Pipes' 12x12" oil pastel on panel; Kathleen Faulkner


My father spotted them for me.

He said they were rare. 


As a child,

that experience left a deep imprint.

I thought I would never see them again


but, every now and then,

I spot the Ghost Pipes. 








Wednesday, October 19, 2022

which day is it?

'Just a Thought' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


Sometimes our thoughts can flow like water

other times they just dam up the works.





Friday, September 16, 2022

glide flow skim slide..

'Drift' 12x15" oil pastel on paper; Kathleen Faulkner

I am sitting in the sand
listening to the waves.
It isn't cold but it has that look.

The smell of kelpy salt water mingles with the breeze
and sends a wave of happiness through me

I am reminded that I don't visit often enough.





Sunday, September 11, 2022

I love a sweet surprise


Two Madronas, oil pastel approximately 40x30" each;
Kathleen Faulkner

It's always a bit of a shocker to see the work 
that I haven't seen in years. 

These two pieces grace the walls of a collector on Guemes Island. 

It made me happy to see them again.




Sunday, August 21, 2022

High Life


'High Life' 19x19" oil pastel and oil pen;  Kathleen Faulkner

                                                  

It is a different world up here, say the trees.

The air is different, the climate, too

we see things

Birds love us.



Sunday, August 7, 2022

who knew that brown feels hopeful

'Seasonal Color' 16x16" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

These fields will always be here. 
We have protected them against development.
 
Sometimes they are green or yellow.
Sometimes, when the County sprays ROUNDUP,
the fields glow orange.

I like the naked field best.. 
the dirt is so dark and rich looking.
A hopeful thing
giving me something to look forward to.



Friday, July 22, 2022

getaway

 'Swift Creek' 20x20" oil on panel;  Kathleen Faulkner


Growing up in Seattle I would often think about how long it would take me to get out of the city in case of an emergency.  I would even factor in rush hour.

That amount of time will get me into deep woods here.



Friday, June 17, 2022

bucket list

'Iceberg' 4.5x1.4" sterling silver, reticulated 
silver, plastic, oil paint; Kathleen Faulkner


I have never seen an iceberg in real life. 

Maybe I never will. 





Sunday, June 5, 2022

thoughts and prayers

'Lip Service' 4x3" brooch, sterling silver, paper, colored pencil,
graphite, watercolor, mica;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

empty talk  hollow words



Thursday, May 19, 2022

Treasure or Trash

'Good/Bad' 16x20" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

This time of year the wild grows quickly


I don't know which I like best

horsetails or skunk cabbage.



Saturday, May 14, 2022

shining sea

'Breather' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


So much is going on in the world.

It's good to take a break
now and then.







 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

it's all relative

'Almost Home' 30x24" oil on canvas;  
Kathleen Faulkner


So close
yet so far away...



 

Friday, April 15, 2022

current events


 'Tangle' 20x20" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


'Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive'

Sir Walter Scott



Monday, April 11, 2022

Why is water sometimes green?

'Agua Verde'  24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner



The more phytoplankton in the water, the greener it is.

I see the green as I approach the coast
and it is dramatic!



Sunday, March 20, 2022

Where are we going?


 'Heading Out' 24x24" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


Off we go
into the wild blue yonder...

Who knows what lies ahead.



Thursday, March 10, 2022

Hydrology

'Water Study' 16x16" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


I am surrounded by water. 
It is different throughout each day.

never a dull moment



'Water Study II' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner





Saturday, February 26, 2022

what if..

'If Sand was Wood' 12x12" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner

I almost became a biologist.

Life would have been different
I'm sure.

small events,
forks in the road
that lead to 
different worlds





 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

nightspots

'Night Life' 22x30" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
 

This nightspot has

no cover.




Sunday, February 6, 2022

some thoughts

'East of Here' 12x18" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner


A moat, the dike, even a trench or the channel

It always reminds me
of a friend
who painted
fuzzy ditches.



Thursday, January 27, 2022

Iceberg

'Growler' 1.75x2" brooch, sterling silver, paint, plastic;
Kathleen Faulkner


a large floating mass of ice 
detached from a glacier or ice shelf

an emotionally cold person

iceberg lettuce


that is just the tip of the iceberg



Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sing a song

 Song Sparrow 10x10" oil pastel; Kathleen Faulkner


    Let's just say I know 
    because
    a little bird told me.




    Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    winter perk

    'Night Vision' 12x12", mixed media;  Kathleen Faulkner


    On these cold, clear nights
    one doesn't have to travel far
    to get a glimpse 
    of our vast
    Universe



    Monday, December 6, 2021

    Near here


    'Sanctuary' 16x40" oil on canvas;  Kathleen Faulkner


     I was born and raised in the city.
    noise, people, traffic...

    Now I live where I can walk to quiet,
    or listen to the geese
    where it is empty of crowds 
    and roadless.






    Saturday, November 27, 2021

    in defense of color

    'A Grey Day' 24x36" oil on canvas;  Kathleen Faulkner

    On the greyest of days,
    a little color can ease the doldrums.




    Sunday, November 21, 2021

    life cycle

    'Minders' 24x30" oil pastel;  Kathleen Faulkner
     
    The nurse logs
    feed new growth

    and life goes on.



    Friday, October 22, 2021

    Lucky Day

    'Lucky Day' 18x24" graphite on paper;  Kathleen Faulkner


    Sometimes, 
    when I wish I had done things differently,
    I think of the Chinese tale of the father and son: 

    The son had many misfortunes
    that turned out to be 

     



    Friday, October 8, 2021

    If trees could talk

    'Family Tree" (I & II) 24x24 / 24x20" oil pastel;  
    Kathleen Faulkner
     

    I don't have to go far
    to see the natural history
    around here.