Category Archives: Journal

My online journal and other news.

Quinault Spiritual Pole

Since June of this year I have been working with the Quinault Indian Nation on the Pt. Grenville Development. As part of that project we have planned three large totem poles. The first pole has been designated the “Spiritual Pole” … Continue reading

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Haida Canoe

Been working on a larger model canoe, 6x6x28.5″ in dimensions. Blocked it out on a bandsaw at work and hand carved it. However it is a lot of material removal so I am testing out a new power carver to … Continue reading

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Screen Printing Exposure Unit

Decided to try and build my own exposure unit after reading comments by other silk screen artists and t-shirt makers. Apparently the metal halide light is supposed to be superior to fluorescent tubes, lets hope this latest creation actually works.

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Model Canoe

Last night while my wife was visiting our neighbors I sat down and carved out this little model canoe (7×1.5×1.5). I’ve included some steps in its construction. The blocking out was done with a jig saw, but a scroll saw … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving

This last weekend on Saturday, took the ferry across to Kingston and spent the day learning to carve spoons at David A. Boxley’s. I only managed to carve out two spoons while Sensei Boxley knocked out 5 in about the … Continue reading

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Copper Pendants

I’ve already posted up a page on the main website explaining the details on the copper pendants I’ve been working on, but I thought I could give a bit more background here about what I find intriguing about these artifacts … Continue reading

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Pike Place Market

We started selling at Pike Place Market in December right before Christmas. It has been a bit of a rough start with a very rainy, cold spring but we are really looking forward to the summer and what it will … Continue reading

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Festivals and a Research Paper

Attended the Muckleshoot Powwow in Auburn a couple of weeks ago. We did pretty good at this festival and had our art cards displayed for the first time. Hope to see a lot of people at the Day Break Star … Continue reading

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Spring 2010

It has been a while since I’ve posted and a lot has happened. In 2009 we attended and sold product at three different festivals. We also did the artwork for the logo for the Mukilteo Chocolate Company. At the same … Continue reading

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2008 Summary

The lot has happened this year, where to start? This summer we finally got serious with the merchandising and started a new line of t-shirts. We did some silk screen t-shirts and some embroidered that we sold to the K’san … Continue reading

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Website Move and New Baby

I have finally moved my website off of the old NPSIS servers (previously owned web hosting company) and placed it on my new server. I should be adding new drawings and content in the near future now that I have … Continue reading

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Holiday Trip

Drove up to Whistler over the holidays, placed some prints with Black Tusk Gallery and finally met Bill owner of the Black Tusk, enjoyed our visit. The drive was really nice up until the road between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler, … Continue reading

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Move

Just finished moving from Lacey Washington. Unfortunately, our stay was quite brief but in a relatively short time this summer we have managed to work with a number of high quality galleries and shops. Most of my original prints are … Continue reading

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Wasco Commission and Museum Exhibit

Alot has happened in the last couple of weeks. First, my hummingbird and medeek print were both submitted and entered into the exhibit currently showing at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, WA. This is my very first exhibit, … Continue reading

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Salmon Concepts

Started working on some different Salmon concepts this weekend. I’ve been collecting different salmon ideas from various artists, so far I like Bill Reid’s salmon the best and also a salmon design done by Robert Davidson, hence my first concept … Continue reading

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Yet another Trip

This weekend we drove up to Port Townsend and visited with Ancestral Spirits Gallery, it looks like the season is starting to get busy, we could barely find a parking place. We visited the Chetzemolka Park with the kids, it … Continue reading

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Weekend Trip

This last Saturday and Sunday we spent some time on Vancouver Island visiting the I-Hos Gallery in Comox and the Campbell River Museum in Campbell River. We received a warm reception and were able to place some prints in both … Continue reading

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Move Complete

We have finally completed our move to Olympia and are getting settled in. I have visited some of the local galleries here and in Portland and placed prints with them. I will start working on some new designs this coming … Continue reading

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Trip to the Northwest

I am currently in Vancouver, almost finished with my first sales trip to the Seattle/Vancouver/Victoria area. I am amazed at the number of native art galleries and stores there are here. So far the reception has been quite positive. I … Continue reading

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Packaging

Working on packaging some of the new prints today. Each prints comes with a signed COA that is numbered and stamped, as well as a short bio and legend. Assembling all of this is quite tedious but it is kind … Continue reading

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More New Prints

Just finished printing the Killerwhale in (Black and Red) and (Black and Blue). I will be adding these new prints to the site in the next few days. We have printed quite a bit in the last couple of months … Continue reading

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New Prints

Wednesday evening we finished printing the abstract piece (Black and Red), we also printed the hummingbird (Gold and Copper) on black paper. Registration on the hummingbird was critical and getting it just right was tedious, but the results were worth … Continue reading

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New Blog and Recent News

Just installed this new blog software. Thought it might be kind of cool to keep a sort of online journal of what I’m working on and what I’m doing in addition to posting some of my concepts into the gallery. … Continue reading

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