Storm Memories

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just finished a 24" x 24" collage on canvas, "Storm Memories". It is my response to the big storm that came through our area. Enjoy!

"Braving the Storm" finds a home

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Braving the Storm" SOLD. Even kitty is enjoying the artwork. Thank you. 

Collage on Canvas- Creative 360 Gallery, Midland, Aug. 29

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Collage on Canvas with Beth Bynum
Play with collage on canvas.  Create unique backgrounds.  Enhance your collage with original stamps.  Learn techniques such as masking and transfers.  You will take home three finished collages.  Join the class where there are “no mistakes”.

Crative 360 Gallery, Midland, MI
Class held Aug. 29, 10 am-3 pm
$60 +$5 supplies cash/check,    $63 + $5 supplies credit/debit
Supply List for Collage on Canvas   Beth Bynum
 Call 231-263-5396       or e-mail
I will furnish:
             Matte Medium glue                                          Gesso
            Acrylic Paints                                                  Paint Brushes 
     Rubber stamps                                                Sponge squares
     Craft foam

You need to bring:
     2 small canvases or wooden box structures  or canvas on board
   1 LARGE CANVAS 12” x 12”
    small containers to water down your paint
   Magazine images, old postage stamps, patterned paper napkins
   Hunt for pictures and colors you might like to use.
        1. Tear out magazine pages with large letters and numbers
        2. Find magazine pages with maps
   Acrylic paint in your favorite colors
Assorted collage papers: favorite scraps of decorative scrapbook papers, homemade paper, lace or marbled papers, maps, old letters
    Styrofoam trays
    white tissue paper
    Paper towels
     2-3 magazines you can cut up

    Quotes or words printed onto paper or vellum 
     Copies of photos printed onto matte photo paper
      String or thread, scraps of fabric
 Found objects, metal objects, bottle caps, watch parts, bits and bobs
     Heat Gun
     LUNCH : bring a sandwich, we usually work and eat lunch at the same time.

Working on a new piece

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Interested in trying new techniques. This is painted tissue, painted deli paper, and a piece of carpet plastic ( the grid work). I have made some red marks with pastels, but I don't like the way it looks pink. I've used gesso and white paint. Lots of work yet to do. The process is the fun. Stay tuned. 

ISEA Early Bird Special for Park Place ends today

Sunday, August 9, 2015

ISEA Early Bird Special for Park Place ends today!

Check out symposium events : 

Collage on Canvas Class- Gaylord Center for the Arts

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Daisy Key
11" x 14"
Collage on Canvas Class
still has some room.

Gaylord Center for the Arts
Gaylord, MI
Aug. 15, 10 pm-3pm
All skill levels.
Call the Arts Center
or call me: 231-263-5396

Homage to Monet #2 coming to Botanic Garden

Monday, August 3, 2015

Homage to Monet #2

Living in a place with ponds, lakes, streams and water lilies, I was inspired to create a series of Monet-like pictures.  This 30" x 40" mixed-media on canvas will be part of my new show being hung at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, MI.  The opening reception will be Aug. 14, from 5pm- 7pm.  Enjoy the beautiful gardens and barns.  Come and enjoy my art.

ISEA "Casino Bingo"

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Still time to sign up for classes at the International Experimental Artists Symposium to be held in Traverse City, MI,  Sept. 23-29, 2015

Casino Collage with Beth Bynum

Time to play.  One way to rejuvenate creativity is to have fun.  Throw caution to the wind and try out Casino Collage.  The dealer, Beth Bynum, will tell you the direction to go:  scribble with a crayon, cut letters in half, make a Styrofoam stamp, add tissue, make a faux postage stamp,  splatter, cover-up, rip off, add color, stencil, and let the cards do the thinking.  Take a risk.  Experiment.  Collage is forgiving: “anything goes”.  Take home two 5” x 7” pieces of original art.  Play the Casino Collage game, or do your own thing, but come join the fun and let your sparked imagination be the payout.
Class length: 2 hrs.  Two class sessions to be held at the Park Place Hotel.  All materials furnished.  $85 per person (members).  $105 Non-members.  Class size limited to 15.  

Check out class by Rufus Snoddy.  Check out demos to be held at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City.

Find my Art at Live For Art Beulah, MI

Saturday, August 1, 2015

 Listen to the Silence
8" x 10"
Curtained View
8" x 10"

My photography and digital collage are now being displayed at Live For Art Gallery in Beulah, MI. This fine gallery is owned by Mary Lane and features a number of fabulous local artists.  I'm proud to be included.  Check out the gallery.