Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hand Stories

 Well we are having a quiet Thanksgiving-Hope you all stay safe and make good choices for this holiday- I know my gratitude list is long. I try to remember that when I get close to the edge of deep anxiety.

Here are several more hands.  My friend, Micaela Seidel here in Albuquerque challenged herself to make 100 hands.  She created a facebook group Handmade Hands and I was  hooked.  There is something about combining my collage work on to a hand substrate. I am at 20 so far and I am sure there will be more. I doubt I go for 100 but you never know.

Why Indeed

For You

Go Easy

On Troubled Waters

He Tried To Rise Up

Viral Fear

Two Dolls Watching

Out Of Reach

Looking Within

Looking Outside Myself

Sometimes The Pieces Just Don't Fit

Home Weighed Heavy On His Mind


Finding My Way Home

Not Welcome There

No More Running Away

He Reverts

Letters From Home

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The art show is in lock-down

 November greetings,

Well my art show opened November 6th at Remarque Print Workshop. The artist talk was on the 11th and will be on their YouTube channel soon. I felt good about the show and have received some nice feedback.  Monday our governor started a two week lock-down- all nonessential businesses are to be closed so my show ended up being open for a week. Can't be helped- our covid cases are so high right now.

I was able to get some journal time in.  I actually played- I used hand stencils and masks and put them under my paper and did rubbings with Prisma Color sticks. Then I scanned those and played with them in the computer- I printed out a couple that I liked and they are the back grounds for these two spreads.

Title: Asking For Your Helping Hands




This last spread is titled Viral Nightmare- and it is-


My friend Micaela Seidel here in Albuquerque is working on a challenge she gave herself -making 100 hands.  She decided to create a Facebook group called handmade hands. I jumped in- here are my first two hand collages. This was challenging but very fun.

Internal Screaming


Thoughts of Flight