Saturday, February 9, 2019

Feeling Beach-y

Combating winter cold by making beach art! I made a 12"x9" collage from a photo of collected shells, adding in ledger paper and handmade paper surf. The cormorant is also 12"x9" and incorporates some yellowed ledger paper and weaving in of vertical strips in the bottom right corner.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Coping with wintery weather

Coping with the Polar Vortex by working on images of hiking and time at the beach!

I like how the eye-flow in the hiking scene is up the boardwalk to the hiker. Hopefully it is inviting to the viewer to think about being on this quiet path in the autumn woods. 12" x 9" with a few pieces of text and some handmade papers added into the strips of imagery that make up the scene.

The beach scene is 12" x 12" and has pieces of old ledger paper and colored pencil added to the paper

strips of imagery.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New year, new work

I'm preparing more work for my Woods-Water-Words show to be in Grand Haven, MI, this fall.

The swan piece is 12"x12" and has a quote floating in the water in front of the bird: "I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea."

The squirrel piece is 8"x8" and I've layered up more than a dozen layers of paper around the tree hole to give the piece more depth. In addition to cutting 3 altered versions of the photo into strips, I've cut up some old newspaper text and interspersed it in the tree bark areas.

The lighthouse stands in the harbor at Grand Haven. I've placed a quote in the sky in this 12"x9" piece that says: "Once the lighthouse is seen, the rest of the sea is ignored."

I used the phone app Prisma to alter the photos in each of these art pieces before printing copies out and cutting into quarter inch strips.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Big Bird

I wanted to make a larger piece to enter in a couple competitions. This "Surf Sifter" is 24"H x 18"W showing a great blue heron in the surf. I made the collage of the bird using 3 filtered photos cut into quarter inch strips. Then I added irregularly cut shapes of green handmade papers along the edge to give the feel of seaweed in the surf.

"Media Mix" show

For many years, I've "workshopped" my art with several other women. The current group of four women was offered a show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Illinois. The show runs April 17 - May 25, 2018.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Large close up

This 16" x 20" is comprised of 4 filtered photos of tulips with some fragments of tulip poems added into the background.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Filtering my former work

I'm experimenting with taking photos of collages I did years ago, running filters on them, printing those out and cutting into strips to make new and different art! I'll show the original art and the new version pieced together in strips.