Outside Stuff

Killscrow, Spring planting
The high today is 77F with very little wind. That's pretty much as warm as it gets on the Mendocino Coast. 

We recently ate some of our first salad greens grown from the soil we amended from our very own compost. Bouncy, crisp, delightful. I am a big nerd about this stuff! These doggy-bag looking containers are perfect for the nomadic existence we endure.    
Killscrow, Wild Woman Tincture
I've started straining off some of the tinctures I started months ago. This one is called The Wild Woman Tincture, something just for the ladies. Thanks to local herbalist Karin C. Uphoff for the recipe. 

Killscrow, Worm Bin
My volume of worms has increased at least 20 fold since we moved here. Since we can't have a dog yet, I settle for these slime bag workaholics. 

Killscrow, Cleone Neighborhood

Killscrow, Mocern Farmer
Our friend Johnny just passed us the first copy of the new magazine Modern Farmer (from the editor of Monocle magazine). There is much more sophisticated styling than any other agriculturally driven publication. Like candy. 


Drawings Japan bound

Killscrow, Miasa Asagura Arts and Cultural Center
Among several other local artists, I was selected by the Mendocino Sister Cities Association for the Miasa-Omachi Artist Exchange Exhibitions this summer. Saturday I delivered five drawings, framed and packaged for the two shows in Nagano, Japan. The exhibition will first stop at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art from May 12-19, then will travel to the Asagura Arts and Cultural Center (pictured above) in the small town of Miasa June 17-July14.

Darrick fashioned some gorgeous, clean Walnut frames that suit the work perfectly. The joinery shown below is much more special than the average miter. We are both very pleased with this collaboration indeed, and do hope our Japanese counterparts enjoy the work as well. I am very humbled to be a part of this exhibition! 
Killscrow, Darrick Rasmussen woodwork, handmade frames

Killscrow, Lana Fee Rasmussen drawings, Metal Hair
The final drawing I chose to submit is from 2012, Metal Hair (15x22"). Three of the other drawings are shown in the previous post, and first drawing here.


New Drawings

Killscrow, Lana Fee Rasmussen drawing, Rock 15"x22"
Rock, ink on paper. 15x22".
The second, third and fourth of five drawings to be sent to the Miasa-Omachi shows in Nagano, Japan this summer. Darrick is working tirelessly to construct walnut frames for all five as well. A true Killscrow collaboration. 

*(The dark image correctly depicts the tone of the Rives BFK grey/slate paper).

Killscrow, Lana Fee Rasmussen drawing, Untitled 15"x22"
Untitled, ink on paper. 15x22"

Killscrow, Lana Fee Rasmussen drawing, Untitled 15"x22"
Untitled, ink on paper. 15x22"

Killscrow, Lana Fee Rasmussen drawing, Untitled 15"x22"



Meet The Global Creative

Killscrow, The Global Creative, Amelia Pacheco and Rachael Edson

Killscrow, The Global Creative, Amelia Pacheco and Rachael Edson

Introducing the two teachers you wish you had in high school, Rachael Edson and Amelia Pacheco- co-founders of The Global Creative

Based in Orange County, CA these two are high-school educators by day and creative non-profit visionaries by night. Through art-related practices, The Global Creative seeks to stimulate young minds well beyond what is received at school. TGC lessons seek to illuminate worldwide issues such as human-caused animal instinction, and ideas to better our communities in general. The more I learn about these women, the more impressed I become. I look forward to starting a dialogue with them soon to share in a later post. I would love to know more about their ambitious vision with this momentous work, as clearly things are just getting started.  

Read more about their mission, workshops and curriculum.