MY PROCESS
i get lost in the research

i get lost in the research

sunday: i have been researching for hours and have not made the connections i was looking for, i have hit a wall with david wilson, christina shealter and john henry.  this is maggie sisson(s). i did make the sisson connection. here's the relationship. dorothy ellen...

scrabble

scrabble

saturday: i don't know why saturday's have become our lazy day. we read, watched some shows, took a nap... i did manage to air out the house and wash towels and sheets.  we played a game of scrabble, these were my letters. it was downhill from there.   

vegetarians

vegetarians

friday: watched a good movie on kanopy about people helping other people called “i’m with phil”. it makes me feel that there is something in people that when times are tough they can stick together and help each other. this all took place in phil campbell, alabama....

the end of times

the end of times

thursday: bean soup for lunch. i love to doctor up a can of beans. today i used some veggie broth and tomato sauce as a base, added the beans, garlic and tiny pasta shells. when it was cooked, i threw in some tomatoes, avocado and lemon zest. we topped it off with...

ghosts from the past are haunting me

ghosts from the past are haunting me

wednesday: this is p.c. mc henry. he was born in 1887. i don't know why i am so drawn to these old photos, or why i feel the need to figure out who they are and how they relate to one another, except to say that they are like ghosts from the past haunting me to tell...

i am overwhelmed with family trees

i am overwhelmed with family trees

tuesday: more research on the campbell family, very time consuming but nothing to show you. at least i got a painting done. this is blaine campbell.making baked tofu, rice and spinach goma-ae.

lemon fever

lemon fever

monday: the morning starts with laundry. there are not as many dirty clothes because we’re not going anywhere and, quite frankly, we’re wearing the same things for a couple of days in a row. the most dirty clothes are shirts for jake, that’s because he’s doing video...

sunday’s not a day of rest

sunday’s not a day of rest

sunday: we got up early, i made crepes with lemon and sugar and we went out to clean the garage. we got new cabinets that were surplussed from the school of life sciences at ASU and we are now setting them up in the garage so we can get organized. does it look neat?

leave the gun…

leave the gun…

saturday: what a lazy day. i did not feel like doing anything, watched some movies, had a visit with damian and lori, stayed 6 feet away from each other, sat outdoors in their courtyard and ate cannolis, which i made this morning.... well, not the shells, i bought...

water coloring

water coloring

friday: do i need another old camera? yes, of course. today i bought a nikon EM. it was $55 with the lens, tripod and all, thank you, james. it’s not an expensive camera, but i think it will be a fun foil to my fully manual canon AE-1 that i bought in college. i have...

it’s curtains for you…

it’s curtains for you…

thursday: ok, so i do spend a bit of time looking at pinterest. it's my only social media outlet so when i am not feeling like doing anything else i resort to it. today i found a beautiful idea for a window "curtain". i had 4 pretty hankies that my friend, shari, had...

peanut butter cookies

peanut butter cookies

wednesday: who is this john henry? continuing my research on the velvet photo album i have managed to connect 16 of the 22 people in it. they are all connected to the campbell family, except for a few that i cannot make. i think most of the images are from the turn of...

tracking a family

tracking a family

tuesday: time to open some cans. today's lunch black bean soup. sautéed some shallot and garlic, added two cups of water, a small can of tomato sauce, a can of drained and rinsed black beans, one bay leaf, a cup of frozen chopped spinach, brought it up to a boil and...

cross stitching

cross stitching

monday: today i worked on the "ruth" and "wendell jones" series, then i thought it might be fun to try my hand at cross stitching on a photograph.i scanned an old photo from my collection, took it into photoshop, added a grid, printed it on photo paper, punched holes...

i did not take a shower yet…

i did not take a shower yet…

sunday: our new old back door needed some repairs: caulking the panels because one of them leaked when it rained last week… adding weather stripping around the whole door… replacing the very ancient weather stripping under the door. the first two projects went...

grapefruits everywhere

grapefruits everywhere

saturday: jake pulled all the grapefruits off the tree, while i squeezed 9 dozen of them to make juice to freeze and also to drink. we took in about 2 more dozen to make cake and grapefruit rind preserves. we gave away all the rest to the neighbors. i only made the...

outing, still no paper products

outing, still no paper products

friday: feeling a bit tired today, maybe we overate. did some new “coloring” with sharpies on top of old photos, it’s interesting and i will do more soon.watching a bit of shows, got some groceries, still no paper products. "my mother's" restaurant only had small...

japanese garden

japanese garden

thursday: i took a walk with shari at the japanese friendship garden in the morning.i made preserved lemons.i made lentil soup for dinner.

paper beads

paper beads

tuesday: i made paper beads and some collages. i made pasta with lemons from shari’s tree and beets and beet greens from je paul’s garden.

mushrooms, lemons and grapefruits

mushrooms, lemons and grapefruits

monday: mushrooms are growing in our garden where we took away the walkway and planted grass seeds. shari came over and we sat in the backyard in the fresh air. no hugging hellos or goodbyes. she brought over lemons, i gave her grapefruit.

Fired image transfers

Fired image transfers

It has taken me a couple of months to get back to the image transfers, but here is a glazed plate. I will add a few more in a couple of days as I unload the kiln. Sneak preview.  This is from a photo of my parents. 

IMAGE TRANSFERS REVISITED

IMAGE TRANSFERS REVISITED

I used images of my parents from an old photo and tried some filters in photoshop – torn edges and graphic pen – and printed them from my laser printer. Mind you, the laser prints worked before. But again today, the images came out a little dappled and more distressed than I prefer.

WEEK 15

WEEK 15

This week's assignment was to create a collage using an old book cover. The original book was called Petite Histoire de la Civilisation Française, and it had the map of Paris already. Adding some paper parts and red ink, I wanted it to have a more...

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2018

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2018

This year I am participating in the Sketchbook Project. I have filled my book with collages, and have sent them off to Brooklyn to be filed and digitized. Now a part of me will always be in Brooklyn, my home town.   Brooklyn Art Library is home to The...

WEEK ONE

WEEK ONE

The U.S.A. Trilogy is a series of three novels by American writer John Dos Passos, comprising the novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932) and The Big Money (1936). The books were first published together in a volume titled U.S.A. by Harcourt Brace in...

52 WEEKS

52 WEEKS

I am taking a collage work shop for 52 weeks. It began back in January and I have made some collages that are just simply exercises, but some that I really like. I'll post the ones I think are good here. lol. Follow along with the whole year on my flickr...

THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT ME BUSY

THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT ME BUSY

It's been a while since I posted anything new. Not because nothing is happening, but I just have not kept up with myself. In the past few months I have created some new websites, made some art, curated another show and got involved with my local NOW group....

JESS HAWK OAKENSTAR

JESS HAWK OAKENSTAR

Finished new site for singer/songwriter Jess Hawk Oakenstar. This project was challenging as there were many elements that needed to be incorporated, but felt too different from each other. With the help of some consultation with trusted friends, and the client...

A COLLEAGUE FROM NOW

A COLLEAGUE FROM NOW

Latest website done for a colleague of mine, Dianne Post, from our local chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She is an amazing women who has worked all over the world for human rights, social justice and women's rights. It was a pleasure working on...

COMMISSION

COMMISSION

"Christmas 1948", 6x4 inch, acrylic on photo paper A friend had an old, very yellow photo that she asked me to try to get some detail out of. Then she asked if I could paint it for her cousin who is featured in the photo. I hope she likes it. Here is the progression....

DAY 2

DAY 2

What I wore... more on facebook.

30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE

30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE

My friend Shari agreed to do the 30 day photo challenge with me, so i will be posting, each day... today, self portrait.

MY SISTER-IN-LAW HANNA

MY SISTER-IN-LAW HANNA

Hanna is an activist and environmentalist. She really cares about the earth, health, and people. She is kind and smart. I just finished working with her on her website, Hanna Writes, where she offers creative copywriting for good causes.

LOS SAN PATRICIOS

LOS SAN PATRICIOS

“Battle of Churubusco – Fought near the city of Mexico 20 August 1847” artist: John Cameron, hand tinted lithograph: Nathaniel Currier Made a new exhibit for the Irish Cultural Center about Los San Patricios, a group of, mainly Irish, deserters from the US army in...

WHAT AM I DOING?

WHAT AM I DOING?

Hello friends. I have not posted in a long time because I have been working on a series of projects that has taken me away from my art practice. It's a good thing though. I am enjoying each step and each activity that I have encountered over the past few months and...

NO MILK TODAY

NO MILK TODAY

"no milk today" front, collage vintage photos on antique post card, 5.5 x 3.5 inches.Since collecting postcards and photographs I have often thought about using the original pieces in my work, but at the last minute could not bear to part with them. This year I want...

HALFIES

HALFIES

I have not made a new post or a new piece of art recently. But that doesn't mean I have not been busy. I am doing some volunteering and work at the McClelland Library at the Irish Cultural Center here in Phoenix. I helped coordinate an exhibition and have been working...

PIGEON MULTITUDES

PIGEON MULTITUDES

"what is that big giant white blur?" acrylic on photo paper, 3 x 3 inches. First in series of three, taken from one photograph of a scene in a square with lots of pigeons.

EAT YOUR SPINACH

EAT YOUR SPINACH

One day a few weeks ago I was telling a friend that at this point in my life, "I am what I am". We both started to laugh and she called me Popeye. We agreed that this had inspired some kind of work of art, so she sent me this lovely post card. I, in turn, painted a...

SPEECH IMPEDIMENT

SPEECH IMPEDIMENT

"speech impediment" acrylic on photo paper, painting and collage with vintage text book pages, 6 x 4 inches I was able to complete this collage in time to show it in the 2014 National Collage Society's Annual Postcard Show. It opens June 2, online and will be up until...

ED KIENHOLZ REVISITED

ED KIENHOLZ REVISITED

"for $23.00 revisited" rubber stamp and yellow pastel on paper, 8 x 4.25 inches After a lovely visit to the paper show at the Bentley Gallery/Projects downtown with Carole Hanks, I promised to recreate a wonderful work on paper we saw there using my...

YUMA FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION

YUMA FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION

The Yuma Territorial Prison based art that I have been working on for the past year is being shown at the Yuma Fine Arts Association on Main Street in Yuma, AZ. If you are in the area, please stop in. The work will be up until the end of April. An added bonus are two...

VAN DYCK

VAN DYCK

Kyria (my granddaughter) had a school project, it involved showing something that was invented during the industrial revolution. She picked a mouse trap camera conceived in 1834 by Henry Fox Talbot. She told me about what she wanted to do, and together we set out to...

YUMA COLLABORATION CONTINUED

YUMA COLLABORATION CONTINUED

Monday I went back to Christine Cassano's studio. She had poured the concrete into our molds that we had prepared a few weeks back. (see inset below) The results are amazing. We cleaned up the clay that was used as a resist and did some transfers directly onto the...

YUMA PLATES FINISHED

YUMA PLATES FINISHED

"2102", ceramic plate with lithographic transfer, 6" diameter. One of the finished glazed pieces in the Yuma plate collection. To be displayed in Yuma during the historic 100th anniversary celebration.

YUMA PLATES

YUMA PLATES

Continuing to work on my Yuma material for the Centennial Celebration in April of next year. Today I did five new plates, some with the addition of "blood" splatter. Going to the kiln tomorrow.

COMMISSION NEXT VERSION

COMMISSION NEXT VERSION

After making the initial 3x3 design, I blow up the first painting, transfer and re-paint it, using the original photo as my guide. The final image is 6x6 inches on canvas board. This is it.

BATHING SUITS

BATHING SUITS

"Alice Eller, August 1913", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

NO PHOTOS

NO PHOTOS

"what happened at the Y?" 5 x 2.5 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

BUFFALO BROTHERS MAIL ART

BUFFALO BROTHERS MAIL ART

"grandpa plays the popeye ge-tar", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.I got an email from Gary A. Bibb who is putting together a mail art show of guitar themed work, to be shown at Buffalo Brothers Guitars, asking me if I wanted to participate. Of course my first...

PIZZA PIE

PIZZA PIE

"mangio", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Inside this wrapper is my favorite lunch in Phoenix. It's one of Pane Bianco's delicious focaccia slices. To me it's a good old New York style Sicilian slice – yummy and nostalgic.

ODE TO DISCONTINUED COOKIES

ODE TO DISCONTINUED COOKIES

"why, nabisco, why?" 3.125 x 4.5 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Since I was a young girl, I have always loved the plain cookies, chocolate was way too busy for me, and besides it got all gooey in my tea. (OK, I admit, I dunk). My favorites are no longer being made,...

CARNIVAL’S IN TOWN

CARNIVAL’S IN TOWN

"song and dance man", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. William Rainer Yuma Prisoner 2111 This story makes me feel sad, it really shows the prejudice of the time and place, the first article doesn't even give William Rainer a name. Nor does it indicate if he got to...

FAKER

FAKER

"forged and forgotten", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Frank R. Moore Yuma Prisoner 2502 A typical scam in the west during the early 1900s was the check forgery. A "customer" would go into the bank with a check from an out of town bank, usually claiming it was...

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

"round and round", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Demand being insanely high, cottage industries began to appear; a hat-knitting guild appeared in England in 1424, along with many others across Europe. Once the common man knew how to knit, the obvious happened....

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

"knit two together", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. My favorite local knit shop, Jessica Knits and Crochets, has offered to show and sell my knitting related images in their Scottsdale store, so I am beginning a new series called Knit one, purl two.

SHARDS OF GLASS

SHARDS OF GLASS

"shattered life", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Margarito Garcia Yuma Prisoner 2987 So, sometimes I can find a bunch of information, and sometimes none at all. For Margarito Garcia there was a scattering of unrelated material, only one thing pulled these...

BROKEN STORIES

BROKEN STORIES

"roy got ditched" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photo paper.  Broken Arm Last Sunday Roy C. Dalton of this place received a broken arm last Sunday afternoon enroute from the scene of the tragic death of the members of the Strickland family about fourteen miles north of...

BROKEN STORIES

BROKEN STORIES

"after the fourth" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photo paper. Hit and Run While returning to her home in Clint last night after the Fourth in El Paso, Miss Williams, daughter of Miles Williams of that village, was thrown from a buggy on the county road and sustained a...

TESTING

TESTING

Today I wanted to experiment with painting right onto an old photo. It was difficult to do emotionally because it meant that it is no longer that photograph. Technically it was also challenging. It is kodak paper, so I thought it could stand being wet, but it curled...

PURLOINING PORTER

PURLOINING PORTER

"check your baggage?", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. Charles Kelley Yuma Prisoner 1982 Charles Kelley, who while porter for the Hotel Weatherford, in February appropriated a valise belonging to one of the guests, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of...

SANTA FE FREIGHT CAR ROBBED

SANTA FE FREIGHT CAR ROBBED

"forks and knives", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.  Harry Stanton Yuma Prisoner 1964 Charles Jones and Harry Stanton (pictured), who broke Into a Santa Fe freight car, in October last and appropriated a lot of cutlery, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of...

REVOLVER

REVOLVER

"expression: sinister", 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. William Kirk Yuma Prisoner 1965 William Kirk, who in November last assaulted a man with a revolver in a Williams saloon, plead guilty to a charge of assault with intent to commit murder, was sentenced to a...

THE TROUBLE WITH TRIMBLE

THE TROUBLE WITH TRIMBLE

As I research stories from turn of the twentieth century I am truly struck by the hardness of life, especially in the American West. This is one story that left me feeling especially forlorn. "my wife was 1919" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. When he was arrested...

JOIN ME AT THE HILTON IN MESA

I will be at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa with my series "Little Truths" paintings and catalogs. Stop by and visit with me in the Kiva Foyer during the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday and Friday June 13 and 14 from 8 am to 5 pm, or come by for a free...

PRISON PLATES

PRISON PLATES

"nabor pacheco's plate" photo lithography transfer on ceramic plate, glazed and fired, 7.75 inch round. In the continuing series of Yuma prisoner paintings I have also been experimenting with some accompanying items. Today I picked up four plates that I left at...

WHEN 120 DOLLARS WAS GRAND LARCENY

"i had a telescope case in my pocket" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper. George Bates Yuma Prisoner 1889 The Wellington Saloon was opened in 1902 by the McCoy family of Prescott, AZ. Just a few mornings after it opened, George Bates, a young man, made a grab at the...

MARY ELIZABETH JANE COLTER

"mary elizabeth jane colter" this painting derived from original photo of Mary Colter courtesy of the Grand Canyon National Park Service. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was an American architect who was hired by the Fred Harvey...

BARRIO LIBRE

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.  Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper. Standing amid tumbling adobe structures and...

HIGHER LEARNING

"unknown boy" 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.For the accompanying portrait to the Marist College I am using a created character in this Mexican boy to pose as one of the Marist College alumni. Marist College, a grammar and junior high school was opened in...

MARIST COLLEGE, TUCSON

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.Heading south to Tucson for a look at old adobe construction, our first stop is right off the highway. The Marist College is a landmark building in Tucson, Arizona...

SPRING TRAINING

"gaylord perry" this painting derived from original photo of Gaylord Perry courtesy of the Mesa Preservation Foundation and the Mesa Historical Museum. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.You might not recognize this baseball player sitting in a tub filled with hot...

BUCKHORN BATHS

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.I am becoming fully immersed in Arizona history (pun intended). The landmark Buckhorn Baths, found on U.S. Route 89, was an oasis in the desert for tired travelers...

TAKE THE PLUNGE

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper. When a history landmark gets destroyed by a storm the city rallies to restore it.In this case it is the Diving Lady Sign of Mesa, AZ. Created as a beacon for weary...

FIRST FRIDAY

Me at First Studio, First Friday May.Jacob and I had a good opening at First Studio, the work was well received and the turnout was great. It is nice, because the space is a creative office building, that the work will be up and seen all month. It was enjoyable...

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

"frank lloyd wright", this painting derived from photo in the Library of Congress public domain image base. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.The second part of the diptych featuring the David and Gladys Wright house will be the image of his father and building's...

WRIGHT HOUSE SAVED

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.Continuing with my series based on the Arizona Preservation Foundation's endangered buildings list we find a story with national recognition and a happy ending.If...

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2013

Jacob and I will be showing at First Studio, along with printmaker, David A. Higgins, on first Friday, May 3. There will also be live music provided from 7 to 9 by Mary Petrich, Mike Ozuna, and Will Goble. We hope to see you there. Here is all the info: first...

JFK

"JFK", this painting derived from photo in the Library of Congress public domain image base. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.The second part of the diptych featuring the Westward Ho will be the image of John F. Kennedy. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly...

THE WESTWARD HO

Painting derived from original photograph by Patricia Sahertian.The Westward Ho (featured above) was originally going to be called the Roosevelt Hotel. Jim McPherson of the Arizona Preservation Foundation said "In recent years the Westward Ho has hosted the Evans...

MOUNTAIN VIEW OFFICERS CLUB

This painting is derived from a recent photograph of the Mountain View Officers Club (2012). Image courtesy of Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.Continuing the series, this is the exterior of the Mountain View Officers...

JOE LOUIS

This painting is derived from an historical photograph courtesy of Fort Huachuca Museum. 2.5 x 4 inches, acrylic on photo paper.Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, entertained troops at the Mountain View Officers Club at Fort Huachuca, Arizona in the 1940s. Originally termed...

COMMISSION

"sheila's daughter" 6 x 6 inches, acrylic on canvas board.Commissioned work usually starts with one small "sketch" but in this case when my friend asked me to do a portrait of her daughter, she also found a portrait of her kids together when they were little and she...

LEFT OVER PLASTER

When you have some plaster left over it cannot go to waste, so I pressed some babies into clay and made these today too. I am debating whether to clean up the edges or not. What do you think?

PLASTER PLAY

           Thursday morning we decided to try something I learned while working at Anthropologie. So Shari came over and we made up a batch of plaster and dipped in some fabric flowers. Voila, instant porcelain... well, not exactly.It...

MILLIONS OF BABIES

One really freaky thing here is that this photo, to me, looks like a relief instead of a mold, but take my word for it, these figures are recessed. From them I spent a few hours on Tuesday morning making the following babies. So far I have added some of them to a...

HUNGARIAN JOURNEY

"wednesday" collage on prestamped postcard, 5.5 by 3.5 inches."monday" collage on prestamped postcard, 5.5 by 3.5 inches.A while back I was given old family documents belonging to a Hungarian woman, named Magda/Magdolna/Magdelena, by her daughter. She said she had no...

BROKEN STORIES

"how did kevin crawl out on the gravel?" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photo paper.BABY HAS BROKEN ARMKevin Wayson, 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wayson of Center Point, is a patient at the Virginia Gay hospital here. The baby suffered a broken arm, bruises and...

MOLD MAKING PART TWO

Here is the second half of my two part mold making. The baby figure did stay put, that was good. But the plaster that I cast the first go round was not smooth and especially in the leg area it makes some nasty streaks that don't look nice. Also because I did not let...

STEEL BLOWER NO MORE

"deadly assault in jerome" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.George Roop Yuma Prisoner 1897 Found guilty of assault with intent to kill ____ Carpenter, George Roop was put on the Saturday evening train on July 14, 1902 to Yuma, along with James McKay and Wm....

MURDER ON THE SANTA FE PACIFIC

"life sentence commuted" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.Frank Delaney Yuma Prisoner 1402After serving seven years for the murder of Ed Madden, Frank Delaney's life sentence was commuted by Governor Brodie in 1905 to 25 years. Prominent citizens and lawyers for...

DEALING WITH WORDS

A friend of mine, Liz Massey, asked me if I would do an interview on her Creative Liberty blog."Liz is a writer, editor, media producer and a creative agent provocateur. Experienced in artistic disciplines as diverse as music, photography, filmmaking and journalism,...

MOLD RESULTS UNVEILED

Here is my little baby mold using the down and dirty method shown by John Britt on YouTube. I cast the first half last week and here is the result. Today I turned it all over and made the second cast. I hope my little baby does not float up into the plaster. This...

THE SCANDAL IN TUCSON

"marshal's son kills his prostitute girlfriend" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.Nabor Pacheco Yuma Prisoner 2991Nabor Pacheco, Sr. was sheriff of Pima County and Tucson city marshall, with his dog, Jack, his constant companion on the beat. On March 16, 1909, his...

BROKEN STORIES

"mr. courthorpe dreams he was an english gent" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.The SportsmanNo. XIWe have already adverted to the extraordinary number of accidents that have occurred this season from hunting. Last week added two serious ones to the number. On...

MY PROCESS
Fired image transfers

Fired image transfers

It has taken me a couple of months to get back to the image transfers, but here is a glazed plate. I will add a few more in a couple of days as I unload the kiln. Sneak preview.  This is from a photo of my parents. 

IMAGE TRANSFERS REVISITED

IMAGE TRANSFERS REVISITED

I used images of my parents from an old photo and tried some filters in photoshop – torn edges and graphic pen – and printed them from my laser printer. Mind you, the laser prints worked before. But again today, the images came out a little dappled and more distressed than I prefer.

WEEK 15

WEEK 15

This week's assignment was to create a collage using an old book cover. The original book was called Petite Histoire de la Civilisation Française, and it had the map of Paris already. Adding some paper parts and red ink, I wanted it to have a more...

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2018

SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2018

This year I am participating in the Sketchbook Project. I have filled my book with collages, and have sent them off to Brooklyn to be filed and digitized. Now a part of me will always be in Brooklyn, my home town.   Brooklyn Art Library is home to The...

WEEK ONE

WEEK ONE

The U.S.A. Trilogy is a series of three novels by American writer John Dos Passos, comprising the novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932) and The Big Money (1936). The books were first published together in a volume titled U.S.A. by Harcourt Brace in...

52 WEEKS

52 WEEKS

I am taking a collage work shop for 52 weeks. It began back in January and I have made some collages that are just simply exercises, but some that I really like. I'll post the ones I think are good here. lol. Follow along with the whole year on my flickr...

THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT ME BUSY

THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT ME BUSY

It's been a while since I posted anything new. Not because nothing is happening, but I just have not kept up with myself. In the past few months I have created some new websites, made some art, curated another show and got involved with my local NOW group....

JESS HAWK OAKENSTAR

JESS HAWK OAKENSTAR

Finished new site for singer/songwriter Jess Hawk Oakenstar. This project was challenging as there were many elements that needed to be incorporated, but felt too different from each other. With the help of some consultation with trusted friends, and the client...

A COLLEAGUE FROM NOW

A COLLEAGUE FROM NOW

Latest website done for a colleague of mine, Dianne Post, from our local chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She is an amazing women who has worked all over the world for human rights, social justice and women's rights. It was a pleasure working on...

COMMISSION

COMMISSION

"Christmas 1948", 6x4 inch, acrylic on photo paper A friend had an old, very yellow photo that she asked me to try to get some detail out of. Then she asked if I could paint it for her cousin who is featured in the photo. I hope she likes it. Here is the progression....

DAY 2

DAY 2

What I wore... more on facebook.

30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE

30 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE

My friend Shari agreed to do the 30 day photo challenge with me, so i will be posting, each day... today, self portrait.