Tuesday, May 29, 2007

She looks at herself and sees a Queen


Sunday, May 27, 2007



Thursday, May 24, 2007

Projects in the Studio waiting patiently to be finished!

Incense and Peppermints -Strawberry Alarm Clock
I am still trying to figure out a way to get the back of this altered alarm clock to be a container. I've tried twice now and I'm still not satisfied with what transpired. So, back to letting it sit patiently waiting to be finished while I wait, hoping another idea may strike!
mORE TO foLLow....

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


WORKSHOP ONE June 23, 24 This first weekend class will focus on collage techniques and the layering of rich collaged artworks. It’s preferable that you have had some experience in this field, though a general artistic capacity will see you through without too much pain. As well as plenty of practical collage time, Nick will engage everyone in a variety of art discussions intended to provoke a better understanding of nature of art

mini!....again - because she keeps getting cuter!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Michelangelo Birdseye watercolor

This is a 6x6 inch Derwent watercolor I did on Arches cold pressed. It is an impression of the previously posted digital. This scanned image does not show the raw cotton edges on the original.
see Etsy for more info.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

First Group of Framed ATC's


I finally found a way to display the many ATC's I have collected since August 2006. I found these frames at a dollar store for $2.00 each. It measures 23 inches x 23 inches. This photo shows the first 36 - I absolutely love it and look forward to getting them up on the wall. For months I was frustrated by having to open a 'photo album' and look through plastic sleeves to see these beautiful collages. Now I can glance up and see these anytime I want! I am just compiling the list of artists whose work you see above. There are a few whose names weren't on the backs. But to begin, here they are:
Ank deBack Ruth Rae Dot Christian
Hermine Koster
Janny Loddema
Meg Fowler
Riet van der Heuvel
Luanne Boyce
Caryl Hoobler
Gaby Bebeirle Viola S.
Linda Tanaka
Lynn K.
Thank you !!! I have a wonderful piece of art to hang!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bird's EYE : Digital Collages with Hermine Koster's Painted Background


These are "digital" - using a background Hermine Koster had uploaded for anyone to add to.

What a wonderful idea! I was stalling on my next project and just wanted to 'play'. Her background provided me with the material! I felt like I did when I was a little girl and my Mom had just given me a new boy of crayons!

Thanks gain Hermine!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hurray and Thanks ArtCHIX!

http://www.artchixstudio.com/ I am learning that for me, part of being a new artist is learning to also be my own cheerleading team. Except of course, for other artists who I'm beginning to know through various groups. I am so grateful to them... especially those who so unselfishly help me to learn - what wonderful souls. So, although this accomplishment was a very small fish in an ocean of other artists amazing accomplishments and work, it was nevertheless significant for me. My submission (#15) was chosen to be published for sale along with 14 other beautiful Floral Beauties chosen by Helga, the owner of ArtCHIX Studios. Here is what she wrote:
Floral Beauties ARTchix Cards #AC102 IN STOCK! Price $8* Product Description These gorgeous cards were made by our very own talented YahooGroup members. You can read about the wonderful artists here. You will receive the entire set of 15 cards as shown above (the front of each card has a lovely collage and the back has printed info about the card). They're wonderful to collect! Or add them to your own artwork...they look great adhered to the front of a card. Get the entire set as a special, unique birthday gift for an arty friend. You can collect these cards and store them in nice Plastic Pages. Number of Items in each Package 15 individual cards Notes Professionally laser printed. Archival quality Size Each card 2.5"h x 1.25"w

"No one dies - they're always in your heart" - Taylor Greer, age 7


by Taylor Greer, age 7

This is a drawing I received from my girlfriend's daughter, Taylor when my Mom died in 2001. I have held it dear to my heart ever since. I am thinking it would be a wonderful idea to make it into a card and sell it, donating 100% of the profit to Alzheimer's and cancer research. I thought it would be a wonderful project for us to embark on together. But, I must wait to see if she would like to do this with me. She is 13 now!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

E M P T Y N E S T - M I X E D M E D I A 10 X 7 APPROX. - SOLD

I recently moved to a new city to be with who I consider "the love of my life." A wonderful man. We had a 'long distance relationship' from December 31, 2003 until May 9th, 2006 and he travelled 1000 km (round trip) every 10 days to be with me for 90% of that time period. We emailed 2 or 3 times a day and racked up huge long distance phone calls. So the story now has a happy ending but as a result I had to make one of my life's hardest decisions: to leave my younger daughter who was 18 at the time. I sought advice from every friend and family member. I begged and pleaded with her to move with me. In the end, and a year later, I haven't regretted my decision. This collage is a reflection on that decision.....

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tulip Gratitude


Friday, May 04, 2007

I Think I Can

 start to finish This is the same painting at 3 different stages.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

fAShion Slave

fAShion Slave Mixed Media Collage 9 x 12 inches (Photograph of upper torso is from a fashion model.)