Friday, October 23, 2020

Three Self Portriats

 Hard to believe one week left of October. I deliver my work for my show a week from today so that is exciting. We  are finally going to get some cooler weather here in New Mexico.

For one of my online classes a self portrait was an assignment. It took me years before I would include a picture or image of myself in an artwork- leftover baggage from thinking people would think that is egotistical to include myself in a work.  Over the last few years I have become more comfortable with putting myself in artwork and journal spreads. These three I am showing here were done differently for me- I altered photos of myself to high contrast black and white. I then cut some monotypes to the standard size for my printer and I printed the black and while images right on the monotypes. Some that have a lot of paint cause the ink to slide a bit and then it seemed to not dry for a long time- I liked the way it is  left to chance how the photo will look on the monotype.  I then collaged them.

Key To Contentment



No Longer Chained To The Past


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Online Classes

 I am a life-long learner.  I am thankful to have online classes as an option to take classes from artists that I follow. The trouble is I take too many and then get behind- usually it is ok as there is lifetime access to most of the classes. This post I am sharing some things I have made for a class by Fonda Clark Haight.  The class is Forgiveness. This class is a follow up class to her Down Deep class. These classes while hard at times, provide the motivation for some needed self care and work.  I find that art is so important for  growth. While I won't go into detail about the meaning of things- I will share the box I made for cards we were to make on topics of forgiveness. I also am sharing some of the cards I have made. The cards are just under 4 inches by 6 inches and the substrate is mat board.

This is the box I covered with images and quotes.

This is the top of the box.

One side of the box

Another side of the box

One of the quotes on the front of the box.

Friday, October 2, 2020

October Already

I see I have missed posting in September.  Have been really busy- I completed my work for a November show I have coming up- Finished the matting and framing even- So that feels good.

I have been making new zines and mail art of late and I have done a few collaborations with other artists.  I miss my art groups that met monthly before the pandemic. I organized an Artist Trading Card exchange for the Scissors & Glue ABQ group- that has been fun and a way to keep the group connected. I am taking a few online art classes. I will share some things- First  here are my artist trading cards- then I will share some things I have made for an online class from Fonda Clark Haight in another post soon.

I hope this finds you healthy. Enjoy the change of season.  I find getting out in nature really helps during this crazy and troubled time we are all experiencing.

Artist Trading cards set 1

Artist trading cards set 2

Artist trading cards set 3

Artist Trading cards set 4

Artist Trading cards set 5

Artist trading cards set 6

Artist trading cards set 7