Saturday, August 12, 2006

Torn paper collages, scrapbooking paper, japanese newsprint, acrylic, and charcoal. I've been working on a series of mixed media collages in different sizes.

Friday, August 04, 2006

This was done on canvas board, I used torn black and white scrapbook papers and Japanese newsprint, washed with acrylic. Painted the crow with black acrylic, added charcoal lines and distressed with an ink pad. Finished with a coat of poly.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Three Little Girls: My Teddy, Makin' Cookies & The Artist

I did these using my boys Crayola crayons and colored pencils.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Collage. I thought I'd do something a little strange; an abstracted montage of bodyparts.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

For this week's challenge I've done another page in my journal. I call MALE. The male figure is done in pastel, he's taken from Raphael's "Portrait of Bindo Altoviti. To me he represents the perfect picture of male youth and beauty. The background is pen and ink, & colored pencil. I've collaged a handmade paper half-circle. Used pen & ink and some rubber stamping, silver leaf and wire to embellish. Finally, I used alphabet beads to spell male.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

This is done on Linoleum in acrylics, than glued onto plywood. Then I hung iridescent ribbon. The moon is painted in fluorescent paint. It hangs in my courtyard.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I couldn't resist adding this to this week's challenge. These are pages from another journal of my 2 favorite boys. My Grandson Dakota and my Great Nephew Brandon. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 28, 2006


These are pages from journals I keep. The garden page is the more personal page. It describes my garden which is mostly white with dark purple accents.

Monday, May 22, 2006


This is my entry for this weeks challenge. It's oil on canvas

Monday, May 15, 2006

My Journal Pages:
Both are painted in acrylics, stamped, & collaged. I used colored pencil to detail. The heart is cut from linoleum with wire wings.
The first one says "Soul is in the gaps and holes of experience"....Thomas Moore

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

POPPET: My assemblage piece for finding the beauty in everyday objects. Her head and body are a tea strainer, arms spoons handles, legs a nutcracker, hat a cake decorator tip, wings are a cookie cutter, "skirt" a ponytail clip, face is pasted on a bottlecap with yarn hair, and a tiny tin heart.

Monday, April 17, 2006

A VERNAL EQUINOX: A collage. I used pages from an old German text book, scrapbook papers, acrylic paint, gold highlights and mica. The leaves are from the beautiful Wycliff Park inVancouver, Canada. These leaves were left over, I used larger leaves from that trip on other projects.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Girls
My entry for this week's challenge are three paper pieced Girls. I used scrapbooking papers and they are mounted on 9 x 12 black paper. The only drawing was marker for eyelashes, pupil, and some detail on the ponytail.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Bride Carried White Roses
She's done in shades of white for the new challenge.
Accented with Japanese newspaper for leaves and stems.
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Monday, March 06, 2006

The Senses

This is my attempt at the Senses. Her name is Fleur. A mixed medium piece. She is stamped, embossed and has flowers that I cut and stained. She has a book in her center of flowers. I scanned her so she's a little hard to see. See: I took a different way of looking at my art to try something new. Touch: The fiber the dimensional papers, beads are the tactile elements. She's also on a background that I used modeling paste through a stencil. Smell: I have used tea and coffee for stains in the past, but this time I used herbal teas (pomegranate, and Berry Zinger), and added a little pink food coloring to enhance her. While I was working I was surrounded by the sweet fruity fragrance. Taste: of course I drank a cup of tea while working! Hear: would be the sounds of my tools. The heat gun her body is stamped and embossed. The sound of the hammer attaching her arms legs and book with eyelets.

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