Mary Dussell, now showing at Made In Pescadero
I have gone completely feral after leaving a 35-year career of doing whatever career people do. I thought of going back, but I am having way too much fun taking pictures and selling certified organic duck eggs, marysfreshduckeggs.com. My home in Pescadero supports all types of wild life, including my motorcycle crazy husband of 30 years and our smart phone addicted teenage daughter.
When we were newlyweds, I told my husband I wanted to be a National Geographic photographer. Always the practical engineer, he replied, “I would like to see you now and then” and “we have to eat”. I shelved the Nikon film cameras and lenses until last year when this same engineer surprised me with a fancy new digital Nikon and big lenses. I had it then and I have it now, I’ve got the shutterbug. Real bad. I truly love, love, love photographing our local stealth raptors, intense bobcats, doltish deer, little birds, big birds, reptiles, insects, dolphins, and even whales.
While patiently waiting for the wildlife to appear, I would often point my lens to the surrounding landscape. Only to be disappointed in the exactness of my images failing to capture the intricacies I was seeing and feeling. One day I grew so frustrated, I swished my camera like a large paintbrush. When I viewed the images on the computer, I was taken by the natural colors and gradients; I did not need to Photoshop. Nature is perfect. I hope you enjoy my “paintings”.
Metal weaver, Tom DeHoog is now showing at Made In Pescadero!
“I have been working primarily in metal for just a few years, and many of the pieces photographed here represent the first and, sometimes the only example of a particular direction or idea. In this collection I can share the full gambit of my exploration as well as my development as an artist to date. I believe the pieces reflect the energy and excitement I feel when I work. Similarly, I want the work to reflect the struggle of the initial idea as it travels through the hands and out into the metal. I often feel a spark of magic as the metal leads me into unforeseen discoveries. As I yield to its strength, it yields to mine and the partnership produces new surprises and fresh ideas.
I love to work in metal, and I owe a great deal to the focus that ‘weaving’ provides me. The goal of my art is to please visually. I want my work to entice your eye into enjoying the earthy complexities and designs again and again each time you see them.”
Tom L. DeHoog, Metal Weaver & Metal Artis
2nd Annual Pescadero Comes to Palo Alto
Where: McRoskey Mattress Company showroom:
(220 Hamilton Avenue @ Emerson, Palo Alto CA)
When: Thursday May 15th 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where we showcase our McRoskey mattresses (made in San Francisco www.McRoskey.com) along with Harley Farms as well as headboards from Made in Pescadero. Ken and Kimberly Periat of MIP will also be part of the evening. Their headboards are on display in our Palo Alto showroom, and our mattresses are on display in their Pescadero showroom. (Now we need to make a mattress for the goat farm…maybe for the head Billy Goat!)
We invite local customers and friends to attend. The overall focus of the event is hand crafted products at their best! One of the business groups we will invite is PEA, the Peninsula Executive Association, a group of 60 business owners/top managers in the Palo Alto area (San Mateo to San Jose).
It is an opportunity for McRoskey, Harley Farms, Made in Pescadero to talk to locals about our products. When you do mention the event, ask folks to RSVP to pasales@McRoskey.com