This is where you'll find some of the things I'm trying to accomplish... a little of this and that. Paintings, photography, collage and sewing...every artful endeavor helps me keep my sanity in this mixed up world.
This was the life line to the world beyond the walls of my childhood home. It was a very important piece of technology, one that could mean the difference between staying home or being out with friends. Not too much has changed.
Although it's uncharacteristically warm here in the Pacific Northwest corner of the U.S., I'm confident that somewhere there will be a white Christmas. Good for them. We don't have to shovel it this year.
Anyone who knows me very well, artistically speaking, knows that I am IN LOVE with the whole GelliPlate mono printing process. I have spent countless hours creating monoprinted papers, without any real regard for their future use, just because it is so fun to make the prints. Well, I have finally pressed forward into uncharted territory (for me) to use these papers in collage and I am over the top excited about them. Above are the first 3 collages I've mounted on 8" x 10" cradled boards. Working in the same neutral color combination makes them seem to belong together, but each one is completely different from the next. There is a metallic gold shimmer that can't be reproduced here, but adds drama to each piece.
There is something about living "inside the city limits" that makes one think that certain remote country occurrences don't happen....like visits from wild animals. That was before yesterday when this guy paid a brief visit to my yard. With all the development in the area, it may not be the last time he wanders through. Last seen heading toward Costco. Clean up on aisle 9?
My latest paintings to sell have made their way safely to Wisconsin and rest on the wall in a beautiful home of a new friend. Thank you Terri for wanting these for your home. They look wonderful in this setting.
Whatcom County, Pacific Northwest Washington, United States
They said, "Write about what you love." So this is my take on life as an artsy sort of DIY-er in the Pacific Northwest. This is where you can view my painterly adventures and assorted creative pursuits.