It seems somehow fitting that I write this blog post on my phone. It was not my original intention, you see. I had planned on……. My mind wanders. In my mind’s eye, I see a feather quill and dark ink in a small jar. And a certainly fine hand crafted paper.

But really, I was going to write this on my computer rather than at my computer. With my phone.

For this year’s Caerus Residency, I utilized phone art applications. I found this approach a fun way to create spontaneously. And I tried not to limit my content.

As I write about it, I recall the sensation of my finger tips on the phone screen, and how much I learned about feeling my way through a piece.

I applied for the Caerus Residency knowing I had small bits of time to dedicate to it, and little to no budget for new materials. I worked for a few hours after putting my daughters to bed each night. Many evenings I shared my favorite with the Caerus Residency group on Facebook.

I deeply enjoyed seeing what others were working on, and reading about or watching their process. I learned something with each entry (my own and others’).


Day 1


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Day 9


Day 10

My theme for this residency has been Metapatterns, as coined by Gregory Bateson. Essentially metapatterns are patterns in patterns. For a delicious read, check out Tyler Volk’s “Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind.”


Then I really had to focus on something else: an acrylic piece for a wedding gift.




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