Back to the journal, it’s been quite a while and I’ve realized it’s time to get back to that creative practice again. Trying to stay in my whimsical mode and push through even though I’ve felt like the energy is not there. The daily creative practice always brings it back, so….to the journal it is. […]
One spot in the house we have ignored was a dingy under the stairs closet. I really wanted to get my materials organized and out of the way to provide more open workspace and a feeling of lightness in the studio. My oh so handy Superhero used up almost the last of our wood stash […]
Carolyn encouraged me out of my funk from being sick to get out a few paints and redo the ugliest journal page I ever made. Not ever sure what I thinking at the time but you will see it was something out of a bad 1950’s horror flick. Aqualung meets camera man??? Even that makes […]
Been absent for a week or so with visits from a far away friend and grandkids. Lots of work in progress but nothing quite ready to show except some photo alterations. A bit of color for a midweek WIP. An enjoyable alteration exploration for a mid week break
Scrub down, refresh, lighten up. The studio got a serious cleaning today and it feels so much airier in here. Enjoy the views. It won’t stay this way long. Words to live by… A piece I made years ago. The mantel got a redo as well. The farmhouse is our for the rest […]
Gathering elements for my two doll projects in the works. The stories are unfolding ever so slowly and the pace feels in rhythm. Adding some romance. Trying out ideas. Sorting and listening. Honoring fragility. Listening with an open heart. For her to share her story one tidbit at a time.
The days have been wind driven. And oh so cold but exhilarating. I find the bracing weather so healthful for me. Playing in the snow with the dogs turns me into that kid hiding inside my snow fort igloo holding a hot cocoa in my hands. A certain red heeler girl likes it too… […]
Dipping my toe back into the art journal with singular focus. Feeling in a cyclopean mood. Thinking about a simple word: collage. It permeates everything I do, from my journal pages to my one pot meals. A melding of elements and flavors too. Affirming and defining for this journal woman, the who the what the […]
I’m doing a tutorial on how I made this simple collage gift bag for the holidays over at Jessica Sporn’s blog. She’s got a week of guest tutorial’s for the holidays, don’t miss a single one. Her Menorah in yesterday’s post is so special. Joy for the season.
Another in the Memory Garden Series of fiber collage in the works. It’s not finished but I thought I would share WIP. This piece is about 16″ wide and 12″ high. There will be some bling in the way of attachments and other details yet to be intuited but overall I’m pleased with the progress […]