Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bob's Art Farm and Surel's Place and other events...

The last two art...

I Currently I have pieces up in a Gypsy Gallery show at the CW Moore Plaza,
which runs through October. 

 and a Piece in the Boise Open Studio Show at the SUB Gallery At Boise State. 
First Thursday in August I was in a pop up show at West Elm, Boise.

The last two weekends I was busy packing and unpacking for two different pop - up shows. One in conjunction with the Bike Art Tour in Garden City...I was set up at Split Rail Winery. 

The other show was the Great Junk Hunt, a National Vintage tour that set up at Idaho Expo.

 I shared a booth with two friends. 

I'm still working in my little watercolor journal...

And enjoy my Sunday afternoons at Studio Em sharing art and good times with my friends. 
Coming Up:

  1. This Friday Sept. 30 5:30 - 8:30 Bob's Art Farm Opening at Surel's Place, everyone is invited... check out the details here:
  2. Next Friday October 7th I have had 2 pieces of art accepted for the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance Show "Private Idaho" at the Public Radio Offices on Park Center Blvd. 
  3. First Thursday in November I will be in a group show with my Studio mates at the Salon's at the Owyhee Plaza. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Yay! My second public art project is up. 

 This one is located in Forest Service Park in Ketchum, ID. (Sun Valley)

 Thanks to so many people for helping with the project. Karen Bubb for help on the application. Joyce Fabre for the before and after photos. Courtney Gilbert for going to bat for me to be able to use non-profit logos and helping me through the process.

Club Ride and Rebecca Rusch for a stickers and a belt buckle to use in the collage and Boise Bicycle Project for gears and chains. 

Bicycle nonprofits represented are Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League, Wood River Bicycle Coalition and the International Mountain Bike Association. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016


A few weeks ago my husband and I watched a movie called Room about a young boy who spends the first six years of his life confined in a room with his mother.  After the boy and his mother break free of their confines life is both incredibly exciting and rich but also overwhelming.  They refer to life in captivity as Room and life outside of that as World.  I sometimes feel this way transitioning back and forth from months in our travel trailer to our home in Boise. Life is so simple most of the time in the trailer, and while it is exciting to return to all of the more complex and varied life of home, it is also a bit overwhelming.  First World Problem... right.

I am excited to escape the heat of Boise summer and discover some new and beautiful places in Room (the latest nickname for our trailer), but I have been busy for the last couple of months in World.  I started a women's mountain biking group, had my art accepted for a Ketchum ID utility box, entered three works in a call for artists in Seattle, submitted three works to the 2017 Boise Art Museum Triennial, submitted three works to be considered for the Boise Weekly cover and sold three pieces of original art to a local office.  So while it's sometimes a bit disorienting to go from Room to World and then back again, I am grateful that both places are good ones.

WoWoW (Women on Wheels on Weekdays)

Sneak Peak of the Utility Box in Ketchum

Three water related pieces of art in my studio

Saturday, January 23, 2016


I don't know how many of you that read my blog are also on Instagram but it has seriously highjacked my postings on here! I had no idea I hadn't posted since November, I thought it had just been a few weeks as I post almost daily on Instagram. You can find me on there as @boiseartist. Be sure to comment and I will follow your photos as well!

It's Not All Black And White

Election Year

These two pieces were accepted in the TVAA show opening next week, "This American Life" at the Boise State Public Radio Station on Park Center

Entry for 6x6 show at Art Source Gallery in March

Lots of winter travel, fat-biking, cross country skiing snowshoeing and journaling

What else have I been up to? Have you checked out my lovely daughter is keeping it updated for me! 

I highlight of my week I look forward to is my friends studio night. I really look forward to these evenings where we not only catch up on each others lives but share our thoughts and observations about life and art. 

My website has all the shows I am currently in or coming up this winter/spring. Including a FREE Valentine DIY class, check out page 37.

This is just a small part of what I have been up to...go to my Every Little Thing Face Book Page, my Instagram, and my Website to see the rest.

Thank for following me. Peace. Pam

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour

Being a member of an open studio group I rarely get to "do the tour." While staying for a week near Phoenix I lucked out as the Local Studio tour (Sonoran Arts League) was going on. This is no small potatoes tour. 178 artists showing in 44 studios. I was able to visit 10 of the venues today which includes 39 artists. Each home studio was very large with the gallery being most of the home. Various tents were utilized in the yards for additional artists. Signs directing people to studios and parking were abundant, greeters with maps, refreshments, demos. Etc. it was amazing. Now I have to go see the other 30!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Found objects all given to me in October 2015

This interesting assortment is from my sister Leslie. There's even a dead wasp! Love the old photo. This all went in my suitcase and one of the glitters opened up on all my clothes. Looked like I was a fairy. 

This package arrived in the mail from my sister Selina. Lots of goodies in here! 
Used canvas and frames from my sister Dana, luckily I brought the big suitcase. 
These were given to me at my open studio event by Laurie Barrera. Thank you!

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Evolution of an Abstract Painting

This all started because I have some friends that are married to each other that have different tastes in art. We sat down one day and she told me what things they have in common in their art preferences and who were some artists that they liked their work.  I took it upon myself to try to create the perfect piece that they would both like based on her description. This was not a commission just a challenge to myself. 
Then I didn't think much else about it until I was cleaning out my storeroom and came upon this print on hardboard that I no longer had room for. I measured it and found it was the exact size that IF they purchased a piece of art it would be this size. 
So as my whole premise of making art is to use up things destined for the landfill and turn them into new treasures. I thought this would be the perfect substrate. 
First I gessoed the whole board. Then added pages from an old engineering textbook to give it some interest and depth. Added some bright colors over that. 
Then took gesso and some muted colors and knocked back the intensity. 
Started adding some more interest with joss papers and stenciled dots. 
More layers with white fluffy cloud like shapes. Some liquid acrylics that I let drip. 
Added back in some brighter colors. 
This is a very different kind of painting than I am used to painting. It's always hard to know when you are finished but with an abstract I think it's even harder to know. After many layers. I just sat with it like this for a week or two and was satisfied so I called it done and painted a layer of matte medium over it. I named it Heaven and Earth as that is what it reminds me of. I have entered this in a fundraiser for The Women's and Children's Alliance. The theme was Metamorphosis and I thought this fit perfectly. My friend that inspired this experiment has no idea I even painted this. Can't wait to see what they think. But my ego is not hanging on that as I know I like it and it gave me a new piece for the fundraiser.