Archive for the ‘mixed media’ Category

Paper dolls

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

There has been so little time for art the past few weeks as my husband and I transition from one house to another and supplies are packed and displaced. We are down sizing quite a bit and that has confused things as well, because I could probably fill a whole garage with my art and materials, oh yeah I did :b I’ve been trying to be rid of stuff and pack other stuff up for my parents to sell in a garage sale. I do have a truck load for them. Lesson be learned, don’t be a pack rat (sounds better than hoarder!)

Did manage to do a little drawing and collaging, not all that thrilled with my collage, I see it is a form of expression one needs to work at or take lessons from Karenann Young!

This is prismacolor pencils on Bristol vellum. I had to stop as I wore out my sharpener. For real. “Hatched”

“Where there is smoke…”

I’m listening to Kat Edmonson and loving her voice and music. I Have home made beef jerky cooking in the oven, while we try to eat beef only once every other week I do love to snack on jerky but it is way to costly in the grocery store.

Giclees on wood

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Woke up this morning and saw my work in two treasuries, niice. “On a Windy Day” and “Woodland Walking”

Today I have finished up three new giclees on wood panels and listed in my etsy shop.

“Hair Piece” 8 x 8

These panels are signed on the front and the back. One of my favorite paintings, “The Two Sides to Suzee” 7.5 x 10

And, “Squicky Bunny”

Flutterbug

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

For the FOlk Tree’s “flight of Fancy” exhibit

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Rare Watermelon Bird alert

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This rare watermelon bird is flying on over to Karen Gilbert’s house. Karen makes beautiful jewelry see her work here.

Speaking of rare birds, have you heard Steve Martin’s Band? Their new album titled “Rare Bird Alert” is getting rave reviews. If you like the banjo and folk music, give a listen!

Rare Bird ALert

Beguiled, seven day auction listed on ebay

Friday, March 25th, 2011


starting bid of 65.00

18 x 26 oil on canvas

listed on etsy today

From the archives: Alicia

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Many years ago when I was in college and majoring in photography for a minute I did a series of images of my niece Alicia who was about ten years old if I remember correctly. I dressed her up in a pretty dress I had that was too big for her but she still looked cute, and I used an alternative photographic process to create the images on watercolor paper. An emulsion is painted onto the surface and the image is transferred via a huge transparency, ie a positive. After it dried I worked back into the image with watercolor paint. one image was superimposed over another to create the surreal effect of a house within the figure, its all very old school as the digital technologies was not available then so everything was done by hand. I took several photographs of some local Victorian style houses that were close to San Jose State University where I studied, I have always enjoyed the unique intricacies of victorians.

I re discovered these images over the weekend while I was scanning slides with “Fotolite” from Brookstone, a cool tool

Red Confetti and watermelon birds

Monday, March 7th, 2011


and it reminded her of a dream I had conveyed to her last year, which I think I wrote about here, wherein I saw watermelon birds and I was going to do a painting with them but I never did. I don’t know how to write poetry really, I mean there probably is a structure I should follow so maybe this is prose. Or maybe its just bad writing. But I like it and I may tweak it a bit here and there when I feel fresh.

I then remembered I had started fashioning a form which I never completed so I decided it was a good time to finish at least one.

The back of the bird is my favorite part

coffee table and Brunswick

Friday, March 4th, 2011

We have needed a coffee table for so long, and the only coffee tables I am really drawn to are from restoration hardware, they are preposterously expensive like this one which is my favorite for our space:
Restoration Hardware
then secondly: Restoration Hardware

and a couple others, but they are too costly so I got an idea! Since what Restoration hardware is doing is using very distressed recycled woods, I could use these old wooden boxes I have

So, yesterday I went to Architectural salvage and found some wheels (the top two)
we will make a trip to the Home Depot for a piece of plexi glass for the top, when done we will have a one of a kind repurposed wood coffee table and saved ourselves about a thousand dollars!

And this is a piece I am working on, a repurposed vinyl record, “Brunswick”

There was a couple of different ideas going through my mind as I began working on Brunswick and another album, “Victor” and that was to think of the round disk as a universe and the round circles within planets, by inserting the little figure with wings it occurred to me that it it was the figures personal universe and the central circle a halo around a winged figure, flying through its own space.

ornament

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

air dry clay
ornament

ornament

For those reading who participated in Barbie Redux, there is another inspiring altered Barbie exhibit in SF
altered Barbie