"Winter Shoreline" Gaylord Show

Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Winter Shoreline"
20" x 20"
Collage on Canvas
Off on a new tangent, a new color scheme.   Still Wabi Sabi inspired.   The rocks magically appeared.  Here is my attempt at haiku in response:
       Winter snow
shoreline rocks shiver
a lovely blue sky
It all happened when I inherited some gray paper from my husband's old scrapbook.  And I found some great blue paper napkins.  That's my formula for a new creation. And, I should add that I have accumulatied white tissue from some recent purchases.  Tissue paper...I'll admit that when I go into a store, I check out the tissue paper they wrap the purchase in.  If I like the tissue paper, I will probably buy something.   Anyone else do that?  
 I'm getting ready to enter this new work in a Winter theme show in Gaylord.  "Raven Blizzard" and "Two Degrees Below Zero"  are also going to this show. 
"Raven Blizzard"
12" x 12"
"Two Below Zero"
12" x 12"
Watch for more blue.  I'm hoping to inherit more paper.  Or maybe I'll have to make some blue paper of my own.

Postage Stamp Dog/Twins

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Need a little nonsense in my life and yours.  This dog ballerina fit the bill.  I just couldn't resist.  I continue to work in my sketchbook for the Jordan River Art Center event coming up in the new year.
Twins?  I used the front of a pattern for this postage stamp entry. 

"Late in Autumn"

" Late in Autumn "
20" x28"
Working, working.  Getting ready for my show at the City Opera House in Traverse City, November 2- November 29.  Reception November 14, 5pm-7pm.  This piece is collage on canvas...vintage paper, tissue paper, stamping, layer upon layer.  My goal is to simplify.  I was inspired by this haiku:
      turn this way!
      I too feel lonely
      late in autumn
          -Matsuo Basho

Postage Stamp People for JRAC Sketchbook

Monday, October 14, 2013

Power Lifter
KIng Tut's Chariot
 Seek Balance
Jordan River Art Center in East Jordan, MI,  has sponsored a Sketchbook Project similar to Brooklyn Art Library.  One section in my sketchbook is devoted to Postage Stamp people.  I must say, I am getting better at it.  Finding the right size body for the head is definitely a problem.  Creating the "add to" is my kind of fun.  I've taken some visual lessons and inspiration from Jo Murray in Australia http://jomurray-art.blogspot.com/2013/09/easing-back-inwith-atcs.html and Bockel 24 in Germany  http://bockel24.blogspot.com/2009/04/postage-people-alert.html Thank you to these ladies. 

Autumn Orchard

Friday, October 11, 2013

"Autumn Orchard"
11" x 14"
on acrylic box frame
Getting ready for my upcoming show at the City Opera House in Traverse City.  This piece is wabi sabi inspired.  I continue using tissue, dressmaker's pattern tissue, and all sorts of paper.  Somehow this piece seems a little haunting, although that isn't what I meant.  However, have you ever gone past an old orchard?  I guess that was the feeling I was going for.

Small Works at Riverside Gallery

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Summer Melody  11" x 12"
Fishcake 12" x 12"
Something Fishy 12" x 12"
My work is now on display at the Riverside Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  All art must be 12" or less on all sides including the frame.   Little things come in small packages, so they say.  Check it out!