I read Elizabeth Bunsen’s post on October4th “gratitude, a red book and a bed of nails…”and in her post she mentions tree fungi. I couldn’t get the idea of all those gloriousstrange mushrooms out of my head,so this morning I took these shots- sulfer yellowmushrooms in the wood pile and near the veg garden. So […]
A sneak peak of some of the pieces I am putting in the Library show. Thanks to my friend Eileen, this is a terrific opportunity to get some work out there. I completed 10 pieces in all (6) 10×10’s and (4) 15×15’s. The sewn collages were completed before I went to Squam, but the mounting, […]
A fall journal page withreal oak leaves.Temps were 39Fhere this morning-woodstove was lit -ughtoo early. Playing today. Off to thePeabody Essex Museumto see the Trash Menagerieexhibit. 30 works made entirelyof trash, plus some coolnative american art thathas been on exhibit fora while, but have to see again. Halloween has hit Salem alreadyso if I can […]
I woke up at 3:30 am with the mind racinglike a squirrel. Work-surface full and messystorage closet even messier. Time to purge and re-arrange, thestudio and the mind. I have been getting some collages readyfor a month long exhibition in a local townlibrary,(thanks to lovely friend Eileen),and I was feeling totally overwhelmed. Also worried about […]
Maple red.Turquoise water.Swimmers in wet suits now,the first fall colors have cometo the pond, mallards flockingeight ducks and a drake, grackelscowbirds, red-wings gatheringsquawking from the oak tops,more crows, hawks huntingmovementgetting readyfirst fall.
I love to work with recycled magazine pages.They represent color and mood to me. I especially like pages with multiple small photosthat give a sense of time or place. These pasted images become something elseentirely when they are painted over,written over, torn, cut up, sanded,reconstructed, sewn into another collage,layered, painted, chalked, drawn onand now will […]
Spectacular rustic haven.Water and light.Song of loons.Slap of hulls on the pond and the wind bending the white pinesto it’s will. Jonatha Brooke, diva dancer goddess inspiring us to begin thatfirst evening by the smoky bonfire. Jenny Doh, goddess of the Somerset world and fiber artistinstilling in all of us that we can “make something […]
While the classes were fabulous,the art expanding,the food delicious and hot,which we needed in the cool air,none of it would have meant anythingwithout the companionship and sharing I experienced. Tears and laughter, laughter and tears,copious quantities of both.Late night fire soaking wine drinking talksabout art and life, photography and journals,dogs and David’s. Cabin-mates Kim, Carolyn, […]
Sarah Ahearn Soft spoken, gentle, encouraging and open.She shared ten years of her journal/art evolution with us. Her work has such lightness and depth, a richness that atfirst was not apparent to me until I began to studythe layers and layers and fine details of her paintings.See her work here. We are so pleased to […]
Judy, Judy, Judy… Play all day, upside down faces,painted in vivid colors, tracing hands,secret writing, sealed envelops. All of it unfinished waiting for thenext layers, collage, words, paint.