Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Another southwest piece

This was from a photo my cousin took of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona. People say Sedona has energy vortexes around it, so I like the way the light seems to shift in this piece.

Finished Commission

Just finished a commission today for a woman who has had me do a mixed media piece for each of her three children using one of their wedding photos. This one is 18"x24"x2" and combines strips cut from digitally altered prints of the photo, handmade papers, text and images from the couple's invitation, and petals and leaves from her bouquet.

These are the previous ones I made of her children's wedding days.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Turning my sights to the southwest

Once the shelter in place orders lessen, I'll be sending or delivering 16 pieces of art to Plum Bottom Gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. All of the pieces are made from photos taken in Door County.

Now I'm working on imagery from Arizona and New Mexico for a gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona that is interested in my art. YAY! The three below are: flowers along a path at Ojo Caliente, NM; mass ascension of balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta; view of the Grand Canyon from Tonto Trail.

Monday, April 27, 2020


The director of the Peoria Art Guild and a board member interviewed me via Zoom over the weekend. I thought they had some good questions and enjoyed talking with them about my art making.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Possible Billboards

Peoria has a competition for artists to submit up to three images for Sky Art Peoria. Five artists' work will be chosen to enlarge to a 48' x 14' billboard to be on display along a street in the city for the year. I made these three on canvas at 13.5" x 3.5". It would be a real kick to have one chosen to be enlarged from 1/4" strips to 12" strips in scale!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Off-site studio results

My husband and I drove to Florida at the end of February and returned 5 weeks later (very surreal road trip home with restaurants closed and hotels strangely quiet due to the pandemic). We were in Florida to help our daughter and son-in-law before and after the birth of their baby. I took my drawing board, 7 panels with the wood edges already stained, 7 sets of filtered prints I'd made and all my art making tools. These are the results of my labors. All but the one with the pink/magenta field of flowers are made from photos taken in Door County, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New work for a Wisconsin gallery

I've been asked to send work to a gallery in the touristy town of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin (look for my work at Plum Bottom Gallery starting in April). These are new pieces for that gallery.