Art and Community in Wild Lands

Gretchen Butler Wild Art invites you to enjoy stories, fine and functional art, whimsical sculptures, and books.

Stories from the wild lands…

Jim’s Bitchin’ Kitchen

Jim and I have become elders. Seems like over night we’re over the hill, making adjustments, shedding old habits and expectations, wondering how on earth we’re going to cope with extreme old age. We’re picking up tips about each other’s domain–when one of us knocks off, the other will somehow survive. Jim is learning toContinue reading “Jim’s Bitchin’ Kitchen”


Right when we think we’ll never, never ward off worries and anxieties, right when we always, always feel leery about going anywhere with the plague hanging over us, when our winter garden schedule goes haywire, when we could write a book titled How to Get Cranky, up come the daffodil trumpets booming outrageous spotlights. EvenContinue reading “Daffodilia”

Beach Art 2022 and ….

When the words low tide 2:39 p.m. Jan. 12 popped up on our email from Rick Paulus, we immediately gave our standard enthusiastic YES! We invited a few friends and packed up a picnic. The sand doesn’t stay smooth for long–dogs and humans scuff it up. But it doesn’t matter because of beach art’s largeContinue reading “Beach Art 2022 and ….”

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