Saturday, May 21, 2016

I can't stop Making things!

My first Kindle Book

Enough money and enough time can be both a blessing and a curse, but I think I've found my happiness for the next little while at least. A chance meeting with Renne Brocki-Richmond at LD Lawrence's gallery a year ago got me going back to college...WA is the second state in which I've been able to audit college classes for minimal cash.

Infographics, Data Visualization, and Digital Story Telling in the fall quarter in 2015 led to Adobe Illustrator, and now Digital Publishing....where I am finding my Happiness.

The second edition of Doll Making as a Transformative Process is Now available on Create Space, Printing on demand, for only $29.95, and I'm completing my second Kindle book in the Series, Pamela: Making...on using Ancestor Images in making Art.

Here's my page on Amazon:

Me, VT, Glad Hand Totem Boys 1974

Me, Badlands, 2015

I'm just going to keep on Making Things....Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I"m going to School!

I've decided that I'm dedicating the next year--at least--to making up for not going to art school. I have my classes at Peninsula College planned out through the end of 2016.

My own poster in Illustrator...I obviously have more to learn

I am lucky to have the time and financial stability to be able to audit classes at a reduced rate, take one class at a time, and do a LOT of practicing, and enjoy the advances in technology that 51 years of advances in technology have brought.

May you all have the time and the ways to realize your dreams...sometimes it takes more ingenuity than we expect.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Check out my other blog!

How many blogs can/should one have?

I see that my other blog    Hot Flash Women, is getting a lot more hits than this one. As I've returned to college for more computer classes, I see that the methods of communication are endless.

To be sure any followers on either blog see my first animation, here's a link to my YouTube Channel

I hope to do many more animations, using my own characters and concepts and am going to see Laurie Anderson's Hart of a Dog on Saturday. You may want to follow my blog: to follow my progress.

I'm working on animation of the 4-legged woman today.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Continuing Projects into 2016

Kathie, new portrait/collage style

It has been too long since I've posted evidenced by all the new things I have to show you and by my deleting by mistake two other starts. I'm celebrating the end of my 100 Hot Flash Women portrait project with a show Jan-March 2016 at the Port Angeles Library,  opening Friday January 8, 6-8 at the Library. I hope to see a lot of you there.

Wall piece with mementos Dad, then Mom, saved of his time at camp in 1939

Fabric Journal page of me helping Dad type in probably 1948 when he was still an undergrad

Grandma Bick and a friend playing dress up in the early 1900's

I have been inspired by all the saved family photos we retrieved while helping Mom to move twice in the last 2 years. I've been scanning them and printing on silk. David is going to scan a bunch more when he has time, and the VT historical societies were excited to receive some. It seems that saving the history and day-to-day experiences of ordinary people is as important to me as painting everyday women's portraits with 100 Hot Flash Women. Some friends told me about online places, and even one in town where Inherited Stories can be saved and cross-referenced.

I was going to make an ancestor quilt for my newest grand niece who is expected in March in Chicago. My local niece, Serene, suggested that I make a quilt for her with current relatives who live far enough away that she won't see them often. Here is a wonderful self-portrait that my nephew, Thayer made:

Thayer Self-portrait. The family art affinity is strong
Sun is out, time to walk. I'll try to stay in touch with you all better in 2016. Ediz Hook is still my favorite downtown beach...I ALWAYS wanted to live near salt water, and here I can afford to.

December at Ediz

New reconditioned iMac and new printer and upcoming second class at Peninsula College, starting soon. This time in Adobe Illustrator...which should motivate me to post more. I keep pushing my technology skills, stretching my brain. All Communities should be evolving for aging in place...more fun and valuable that putting all us Boomers in Nursing Homes.

More Later. Stay Tuned!

Tenacious seaweed at Ediz, Great Design Element!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

InfoGraphics and Data Visualization

I am taking a college course in Infographics and Data visualization...I'm finding my gaps in computer background very frustrating.




I used soft sculpture to illustrate my Visual Vocabulary words for the week.

I'm still trying to get one of the earlier assignments, a timeline of my creative life, to work. So far I put it on my FaceBook main page, but you have to click on the small triangle to open it.

I find that I am very stubborn about pursuing new learning until I GeT it...Stay Tuned.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Sign up NOW for Doll Making as a Transformative Process Online

Doll Making as a Transformative Process Class Online. Sign up NOW, through the end of September for a 3-month online class with lots of pictures, lots of patterns, lots of personal attention from Pamela, and the opportunity to work with other artists from all over the world...Change your Life or Just Have Fun! Sign up at:

Talk it Up, Tell Your Friends...   

ALL will want to be in on this potentially Life-Changing, or at the very least Enjoyable Experience...I'll be posting new work as the class goes on, discussing anything and Everything that comes up. 

Anyone who signs up for this class will receive Free, Absolutely Free, a .pdf of my next eBook...100 Hot Flash Women, which will include the 100 portraits I've painted of ordinary/extraordinary women just like YOU! This class will be as In Person as I can get, since I won't be teaching any more actual In Person classes, and Chapter 7 deals with a topic that I'd rather not mention, but am forced to learn to face with JOY, rather than resignation: Aging.

Time, Time, Time

Bring a friend, or several, and JOIN TODAY! As the days get Shorter, there is More Time to Play inside.

Come Play with Me!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

My first eBook is READY

                                                                                                                      My first eBook:

Please purchase on

Doll Making as a Transformative Process eBook
2015 Revised eBook version of the classic, first published in 2004 and now used over the world. Pamela has revised the entire book, based on her studies and teaching in the last decade, translating the original images into color and adding many more dolls and patterns from her more recent work. Now 148 pages, with color images of Pamela’s and others’ work on every page.

Work on transforming your self, your health, your relationships, your doll making, your world…or use the inspiring stories and examples to broaden your designs and try new approaches. There are now added paper dolls and wall pieces as an expansion of the doll making process.

I am going to redo my site and am scaling down my work to eBooks and Making Art, so please order through Barb’s site. Stay Tuned to what I’m doing through my blog:    Pamela