Thursday, June 27, 2013

Something New

Last week I had an incredible experience.  John Arbuckle came to visit for a week.  John is part of a men's ATC group I started last fall.  We have become good friends via emails and having an actual visit was amazing.  We spent the week making lots of art- many different things.  I seldom have anybody in my studio so this was a treat.  I experienced something that I had not before.  That was the joy of making cooperative art.  We did some Gelli printing and we found ourselves making the prints together.  John was intrigued by a mail art piece that Shirley End-Saxe had sent me. This piece was a sort of free-form collage having parts that were joined in various ways.  So we spent his last day here each making a collage in this way.  This was a real stretch for me and I found it so fun and exciting.  I now want to do more of these.  Thanks John for a wonderful experience and Happy Birthday!!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Love is The Key

This one is a combination of digital and cut and paste.  The punchella background was done with rubbing colored pencil then I scanned it and altered it.  I just love this quote and wanted to illustrate it so I made this.  It's so true for me and I am thinking about this as I my anniversary with my partner draws near.  We will celebrate 37 years together at the end of the month.  I am so very blessed.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Buried Treasure

I am participating in Seth Apter's Blog hop-  He asked participants to repost some of their treasures.

                                                                   One Owl Watching

                                                               Still Running With Scissors

                                                                Work Glove Story

                                                                     Crazy Guys

Thursday, June 6, 2013

One Place

This is a hand cut and pasted collage.  I altered some old family photographs and the picture of the plate and spoon.  I love to use pieces of text from novels.  Taken out of their original place- they become starters for new stories.  I love a good mystery and this one has a feel of a mystery story for me.