Tree House Design, Flowering Cherry Tree

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Tree House Design on Flowering Cherry Tree, watercolor and pencil on paper, 19 by 22 in. Emilia Kallock, 2022

This painting will be put to use as a blueprint for a real life tree house whose construction will begin this week! My daughter climbed the tree and pointed out where the main structures should go- one main floor where the branches begin to grow outwards and a higher up crows nest lookout. A slide and a hanging ladder will bring the finishing touches. (We are looking for an upcycled play slide at least 9 ft long.) My grandmother planted the tree of choice in our back yard about 70 years ago. It is a flowering cherry with pale pink blossoms in March and then is covered in deep burgundy foliage the rest of the summer and fall. The branches a very strong and will make an excellent base for a tree house. More to come…

Painting 2022, A Dream of Wild Spaces: Women and Nature Thriving

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Swans and Women, acrylic on canvas, 43 by 52 in. Emilia Kallock, 2022
Dream of Wild Spaces, Women and Nature Thriving, acrylic on canvas, 52 by 39 in. Emilia Kallock, 2022

The swans will soon fly off, their migration-I still see them in the nearby fields. A dreamscape emerges, all the existing open spaces where the swans ūü¶Ę winter in the Stillaguamish and Skagit Valley¬†#deltas¬†are fiercely and creatively preserved, and then people learn about the other animals- the creatures that rightfully cohabitate this land – a simbi√≥tica: a mutual appreciation begins, a peaceful nature, where the air is filled with the non-motorized stuff poets can now write about- women and children can sleep peacefully‚Ķ.dream, reality, the animals and their homes can be okay‚Ķ Basquiat and Chagall stayed with me during this piece-thank you all policymakers and landowners who prioritize wildlife amidst development—–what if— a park as big as Yellowstone…