Lots of this and None of that


Summer is catching up with me, busy with guests, family, work, painting endless barn boards to be installed later, grandkids coming, workshop looming and I haven't touched my art journal in over a week.  Head barely above water, but some stitching going on for a project I'll share in full later.  Here are some glimpses of life around here. Looking at you WIP More WIP on cradled panels Workshop packing, luscious Italian cotton embroidery threads and silk … [Continue reading...]

Friends make art making better


I had a wonderful visit from my friend Damini this weekend.  She has a large installation in a show "Forces of Nature" at Plymouth State College and we headed up to the artist's reception.  Her piece is visually stunning and quite complex with her offerings from nature as part of the work. This work came from her "Conversations with Land" series which is ongoing. The exhibit will be up until the middle of August if anyone is in the area.  She is also giving a workshop at Ghost Ranch in September … [Continue reading...]

Junk Mail redo


Once in a while you get a nice, heavyweight piece of junk mail you want to redo and send along to a friend.  Well, a friend sent me one and I decided to re-do it and send it back. (That friend might figure out who she is, so I better get this in the mail […]

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Summer Boho Bag


A summer boho style bag on hand dyed 7 oz canvas and lined with cotton. A long over the shoulder handle. Free form machine stitched with additions of scraps. A zig a zag and straights stitch as well as hand stitching exposed up the sides. A bit of raw stitch and felt for the sides […]

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Recycled envelope mail art journal collage


Anyone who knows mail artists or makes mail art, knows we love the insides of all those security envelopes.  Great patterns make for wonderful collages and work well in the making for other mail art itself.  I myself like the cellophane windows to use in collage as you will see in the page below.  And […]

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She waited for the post


I’ve been taking Mystele’s bonus course “Simple Visual Linking” on Community Thrive.  I love her work and she always inspires me with her process.  I thought I would combine it with the Postal theme at Art-Journal-Journey and come up with a page to practice my “linking” skills.  I took some progress shots along the way so you […]

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You Send Me


You send me – postal style.   Collage for AJJ from my stash of postal goodies.  And speaking of sending, better raid my stash and get some mail art out there or my mailbox will start to cry.

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The Couple


Using up leftover paint from the brush and some ink, I found him in the background and drew her in to make up the couple.   Kind of funny, kind of tense too.  Acrylics, pen, pastels and crayons.  Linking to AJJ.

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Mr. Cool


A cool dude indeed made from foam stamps, pencil, uniball marker, acrylics and pastels. Some sticky foam eyeballs and a tubular head. Pastel lips and cheek. Sticky foam cheek. And a really long neck. To think he started here…traveling through process with Mr. Cool.  Linking to Art-Journal-Journey.

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She pulled him in to the Vortex of her influence


“She pulled him in to the vortex of her influence.” I’ll let you decide which is which.  But it all started like this… Cut outs from some printed papers and gel pens on a black background. Moved to this, feeling ever so much better with the less than cookie cutter effect. Into he/she, she/he And […]

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