Entries by Franki Kohler


I always feel that gaining entry to a judged and juried exhibit is a reward in itself. So I could not be more happy about having three entries accepted for Best of the Valley 2017 and having all three come home with a ribbon. BOTV 2017 was held in Lindsay, CA, April 7-9. Click on […]

Threads of Resistance Entry 

Within minutes of reading the Threads of Resistance call for entry — a juried exhibition of work created to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies — a lightening bolt of inspiration hit me. I knew the subject I had to address and what I wanted to create. As always, the technical issues were resolved […]

Final January Sketches

Here are the last of the sketches I did during January. I created several on the 25th to make up for missing other days. Click on images for a larger view. For the word prompt ‘selfie’ For the next few sketches I selected my own subjects from around the house. This pin cushion is dear […]

And More January Sketches

The word prompt for the 18th was ‘pair.’ These dice have provided many hours of laughter with friends while playing Farkle. Click on an image for a larger view. The next sketch responded to ‘cover.’ I participated in the Portland Women’s March. It was a powerful, exciting event. Here is my favorite photograph taken that soggy […]

More January Sketches

I played catch up a few times during the month and created more than one sketch in a day — I wanted to end the month with the equivalent of one sketch for each day. Here are the next few (click on an image for a larger view): “Quote” was the prompt for the 13th […]

More Sketches

Here are a few more of the sketches that I created in January. The Sketchbook Skool prompt for January 8 was ‘movie.’ Click on images for a larger view. I went back to this page several times to respond to ‘metallic.’ On the evening of the 10th I had fun with this ‘doodle.’ Here is […]

Web Site Fixed

Several important features of my web site have been broken for quite some time.  Getting it fixed finally rose to the top of the list. During the fixing process I also had many other changes made to the site — all with an intent to make it function easily and be more user friendly. I […]

Happy New Year

I managed to create a few sketches during the last days of 2016. It felt encouraging to me. It felt good to create. Mostly it felt healing to just sit and focus. Perhaps the cold weather shifted my mood to spring. (Click on image for a larger view.) More outdoor thoughts, this time with more […]

Blessings of the Season

Among the hustle and bustle, here are a few quiet moments I’ve experienced lately. The holiday boat parade on the Willamette River. It is fun to share in the joy of these boaters’ inspiration. Click on image for a larger view. Some quiet moments with my sketch book to gather myself.       What are […]

Sketch Time

Aching for a bit of peaceful creative distraction, I took out my sketch book — the one only suitable for pen or pencil work — and enjoyed capturing some Dusty Miller leaves. I love the shape and color of this leaf. What are you doing to focus on something positive?

Precious Metals II

At last — I have completed Precious Metals II. Like the work that inspired it — Precious Metals — this piece is 12″ x 12″. Click on image for a larger view. This color pallet is especially nice to work with during the Fall season and I thoroughly enjoyed the meditative work of beading. Precious […]

Precious Metals II

It’s not a secret that I’m drawn to the ginkgo leaf. I love seeing them on and off trees. Click on an image for a larger view. Nature has a beautiful way of shedding and arranging the leaves. I’ve enjoyed using these photographs for some fun sketching. In 2011 I created a small piece called […]

Added Venue for It’s Not Easy Being Green

In addition to the venues I told you about here, the exhibit will appear September 20 – October 27, 2016 Visual Arts Center Gallery Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030 Artist Reception: Thursday, October 6th 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the artist reception. […]