Sunday, December 29, 2019

A collage afternoon.

I had a very pleasant afternoon with 3 other collage artists.  This is a small collage group I am part of- The group's name is: People Who Cut Shit Up.  Suzanne Sbarge hosted this at her home. I have loved her work for years and was so excited to get to know her and collage with her.  I had been working on a self challenge of making 5" x 7" collages using 5 elements or less.  I had composed some of these before this get together. I changed up some of the compositions and then glued them down. I have yet to title these. This set are all collaged on monoprints

Saturday, December 21, 2019


Once again time just zipped by. While I don't do much of the holiday stuff- the frenetic energy is all around it seems. I am nit much for the holidays really-  for many it is the emotional crescendo of the year. And while the end of the year is a closure of sorts I find it a great time to sit a bit and see where I am now- think about where I want to go with my art. Time to feel the gratitude I have in making the friends and finding like minded people in the art groups I am a part of. I have much to be thankful for. Ron and I have been here in Albuquerque for a year and a half now and so many good things have happened and there have been many challenges.
I am taking a class- a short online one with Fonda Haight Clark.  The class is titled Dream on and I am find the exercises to be meaningful and like all of her classes- I think about things from a new perspective- see my life with a new set of lenses.
I wish you all a wonderful new year- may it be filled with love- good health and art!
The images are of some of the spreads I have made- the first though is my Solstice card.

This spread is about naming the things I do not want to carry into the new year.  I love the word anodyne. It means pain killer. That is what some of the things are. So while I am not much for new years resolutions this looking at things has more meaning to me.

One of the exciting things that happened this year is that Zach Collins and Jennifer DeSantis and me...have started a new collage group here in Albuquerque.  Scissors and Glue ABQ.
I designed the little  title piece for our FaceBook group. We are meeting once a month and we have a collage prompt challenge each month.