Collage Class in Gaylord Sept. 17

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I started my art career by making paper collage.  Now I can say my art has been shown from coast to coast. It is the type of art that allows for free flowing ideas and no mistakes.  Yes, no Mistakes!  I will be teaching a collage class for beginners and beyond in Gaylord, MI on Wed. Sept. 17 from 10-3 pm.  If you or your friends are interested, call the Gaylord Council for the Arts at 989-732-3242.  Registration is important since there is only room for 10 participants.  The class costs $50.  Call to get the supply list and get ready to have a fun time.  I'll be looking forward to meeting you.

"Measure What Remains" accepted in South Haven's 5th Annual Great Lakes Show

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Measure What Remains"
11" x 8 1/2"
Just received word that "Measure What Remains" has been accepted in the South Haven, MI 5th Annual Great Lakes Juried Show.  The opening reception will be on Fri., Sept. 12th from 5:00pm- 7:00pm at the South Haven Center for the Arts.  Unfortunately, I will be in CA, but if you are anywhere near South Haven, please visit the show.  

"Crow Girl's Journey to Shanghai"
A letter came in the mail today saying that "Crow Girl's Journey to Shanghai" was also accepted.  Wahoot!

Tea Bag Embellished Art

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mono print with tea bags and handmade paper
                                              Mono print, tea bags, book spine and                                                                                                                             designs on tissue

                Mono print, stamped tissue, tea bags                      Mono print, tea bags, ephemera

Many of my works have started out as mono prints.  I have embellished them with rust stained tea bags, stamped tissue, and good junk I have found.  I have been teaching a class called "Mono prints to Multi-prints".  So many times, the direction I take comes from what I see in the mono print.  It is a very spontaneous approach...exactly what I like since I get to play.  Art continues to be fun and that's the way I want to keep it.

Flowers Sing in My Garden-SOLD

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Flowers Sing in My Garden"
Faux Encaustic
I'm SO very pleased with the folks at the Au Sable Artisan Village Gallery in Grayling, MI.  Not only are they helpful, but they really care about the art, artists, and patrons.  "Flowers Sing in My Garden" was part of my Final Friday Featured Artist event going on until the end of the month.  It is a faux encaustic made with heavy matte medium spread with a pallet knife which gives the appearance of wax.  The flowers are made from painted playing cards and the stamens are antique embroidery floss.  It has many layers of tissue, cut paper, music and stamping.   It is an unusual piece.  I hope the new owners enjoy it.  Thank you..  Don't forget, you can see more of my work at this special place in Grayling.  The gallery is on Main Street and open from 11 am-5 pm.  Stop in.