AAWA Juried Show~Northville

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Postcard from Eogra"

 I'm thrilled to be a part of the Northville Art House Exhibit.  Come and join me at the opening on April 6 from 6-9.  Check out the fabulous artwork.

Ann Arbor Women Artists: Juried All-Media Exhibit
April 6 – 21, 2012
Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady Street

Be a pART of it! The Northville Art House is excited to present an all-media juried show from the artists of Ann Arbor Women Artists (and a Few Good Men). AAWA is a non-profit organization that consists of approximately 330+ women and men with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan. AAWA stimulates creative expression among its members through juried and non-juried shows, workshops, artist presentations, plein air and life drawing studio sessions, holiday art & craft shows and many social events. This striking show, juried by Art House Exhibit Committee members, is professional in quality and exceptional in originality.
Exhibiting artists: Carolyn Reed Barritt, Judith Bemis, Rose Bradley, Yuling Chuang Bruya, Beth Bynum, Kay Cassill, Natasha Del Cid, Susan Clinthorne, Xander M. Clinthorne, Missy Cowan, Pamela M. Day, Sandra Difazio, Kathryn M. Duncan, Judy Enright, Dennis Gordon, Sophie Grillet, Katie Halton, Maria Huntley, Molly Ann Indura, Joseph Gerard Kemeny, Janet Kohler, Bill Knudstrup, Judith Mason-Macomber, Sandi Miller, Brooke Monette, Joanne Porter, Gayle S. Sanchirico, Dawn Sgriccia, Matruka Sherman, Sandy Steed, Jill Stefani Wagner, Marty Walker, Leona Webb, Bob Wesley, Bonnie Wylo
The show will open in our Upper Gallery with an artist reception Friday, April 6, from 6-9 p.m. There will be an Award Presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. The show will continue through April 21 during the Art House gallery hours (Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.). For additional information, call 248-344-0497 or visit www.northvillearts.org. The Art House is located at 215 W. Cady Street and is a facility of the Northville Arts Commission. Admission to Art House shows is always free and open to the public.

Grand Hotel art entry

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"The Grand and The Turtle"
Here is my entry for the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  This contest is sponsored by the Historic Parks of Michigan.  The Grand, with the world's longest porch, sits on the Great Turtle.  The name Mackinac derives from the Indian name for the Painted Turtle.  Mackinac Island...such an interesting place.  No cars allowed.  Usually one store and one bar opened during the winter.  In the summer a bustling bike riding, carriage riding, tourist adventure.  Lots of fudge shops and tourists affectionately called "Fudgies".  I am familiar with this mystical place since FB worked on the Grand Hotel one winter during a major remodeling project.  We lived on Main Street above the bank.  Definitely an unusual place.  And yes, I lived in the Grand and ate from the gourmet kitchen.  I once skied across the ice from St. Ignace to the Island...7 miles. For a person who doesn't like water, I can't believe I lived on an island.  Hope my entry is accepted.

2,000 Hits Giveaway

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wow! 2,000 hits.  Time for a giveaway.  Thank you to everyone for viewing my blog and leaving lovely comments.  It is very encouraging to know that peps are interested in my art and my adventure.  Again, A BIG THANK YOU!!!  Here's where it started: "Balancing Act".  The first collage that I sold.

So, leave me comments until April 30.  (I extented the time since everyone is so busy)  Tell all your blog buddies.  I will give away 5 items.  More details to come.  bb

Tag Tuesday~Goosey or Goose,Goose, Duck

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Here is a short tutorial on how I made my Pop-up tag card.
Gather tags...a Tim Holtz tag and a yellow tag from a car freshener.  I stamped on my chicken wire stencil and folded up the bottom of the tag.  Find duck and goose images.

Cut out duck image, glue to the Tim Holtz tag (of course you don't have to use a TH tag...I just happen to have had it on my desk and it is just the right thickness for my pop-up image.)  Turn up the bottom of the card to make the image stand up.
I adhered the duck image to the base of the yellow tag with some decorator tape on the back side..  This makes it easy to adjust.  Then I cut a thin strip from the same TH tag to use for the pop-up mechanism.  Stick to top of duck image, cut two slits in back yellow tag and thread the thin strip through the two slots.  Now's when you may have to make some adjustments.  Check out the movement of the front image when you close up the bottom flap.  The thin strip in this pop up doesn't move, but it makes the duck stand up away from the background.  I used double sided tape on the duck image to hold in place and I was able to move it forward to adjust the pop-up.

Add background image and dot tissue.   I like tissue because it can be put into the background in small pieces.  And it looks really cute with the duck's outfit.  It also softens the goose images. Besides, I like purple.  Maybe you already guessed that.
I again adjusted the back strip so that my duck would stand up better. You are looking at the strip of paper going from the top of the duck through the little slits.  By using the tape, I could undo it, adjust it, and then tape it back together.

Cover the bottom and the back with card stock.  I used green paper. Create a message on the bottom if you like.  Add colorful ribbon at the top of the tag.  Finished pop-up in the garden. I'm really pleased with the results.  Cute, huh?  Enjoy! bb

TMTATC-Girl in Green

Monday, March 19, 2012

Girl in Green
TMTATC-Girl in Green made with vintage girl in green dress and hat, scrap of doily, and small fabric flower.  I've been using up small pieces.  These just happen to appear among the clutter on my desk.  For more, see:

Sunday Postcard Art-Three Green Amigos

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Three Green Amigos
My entry for the Green Challenge.  They're wearin their green. See the other entries here:  http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/

Sunday Postcard Art~Feathered Friends

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art~Feathered Friends  Love all birds, but especially love owls.
Check out the other entries here: http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/feathered-friends/

Sketchbook 2012-Limited Edition

Friday, March 16, 2012

Inside cover and title page

New York, NY


                                                                                                         Thank yous

 Santa Fe


Sketchbook Cover and Back

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sketchbook Cover and Back
Working, working, and getting caught up.  Almost done!  I'm so excited! b

Tag Tuesday-March Madness/Zetti Hare

Zetti Hare/March Madness

This is my tag for Tag Tuesday.  The theme is Mad March.  I say March Madness.  This zetti hare has March madness. Any month is a good month to buy new shoes.  Ask any women!  How many shoes can you have?  Ask any woman.  Oh, by the way, did I mention that  I love shoes?  No brackets or favorite teams for me.  Just check out my new shoes.  Enjoy!

Sunday Postcard Art-Daffodils

Friday, March 9, 2012

Here is my Sunday Postcard Art entry.  Daffodils are barely peeking through the ground since our big snowstorm melted off the gardens. Check out the other entries Here:http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/daffodils/

Here, There, and Inbetween -Sketchbook Project 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Page 1

Page 2 and 3

Page 4 and 5
Page 6 and 7
Page 8 and 9
Page 10 and 11
Page 12 and 13
Page 14 and 15
Ta Da!  The first few pages of my Sketchbook done in postcards like my hero Nick Bantock.  This book is about the trip I took around the world in 1969.  Still have the cover, an introduction, and one more postcard to finish and I can send it of to New York. More to come.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TMTATC challenge -Glasses
 Check out the other entries at

Green Paper March challenge-Angel's Report Card

Monday, March 5, 2012

Angel's Report Card

 I had time to finish Mary Green's March challenge.  Check out her report card and deportment. I'm also using my scanning feature and Picasa3.  I hope my posts are improved.