Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Nature of Things

I'm attempting to present my artistic visions in a simpler manner. This is not always easy for me to do...want to add a bit here...and then there...before I know it I'm toying with the dreaded overworked issue.

My messages often revolve around thoughts of the past holding keys to the future, the continuum of life, renewal from ruin, etc, etc. Today I took one of my pod vessels, put it on top of an old wooden model of a beehive (very cool) and added 3 adornments only.

Hooray for me.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Awhile back on did some felting on cheesecloth. This morning I messed around with them and added fluid paint, squeezed them and ended up with these little beauties. They are just crying out for some handstitching and other enhancements. Hopefully this weekend will allow this to happen....Steve wants to go to the movies...I want to sit and get lost in the world of fibers and thoughts....stay tuned...

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I created a bunch of gelatin monotype prints on tracing paper and proceeded to rip them up. Then, with help of matte medium, I arranged them into a collage. The colors are a bit brighter in real life than this photo. I'm still trying to figure out if I like this technique or not so...I'm going to take Zeke for a walk and enjoy this sunny afternoon. measures about 13" x 15"....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pods, Vessels and a Bird

Can I just say that I'm getting more and more psyched about these pottery explorations? These just came out of the gas kiln today. Assemblages here I come.

Monday, February 13, 2012


An old drawer, a wooden spindle, some tracing paper wallpaper, a hand built - glazed - gas fired - over painted pod vessel and some linen string equal a new assemblage. Definitely part of the this whole memory keepers / secrets thing I've been doing lately.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gelli Plate

Plunked down the money and bought a Gelli Plate. While similiar to prepared gelatin printing plates (from unflavored gelatin) it is not the same. The Gelli Plate is firmer and seems to dry out the paint faster than a gelatin plate. Ghost images (second pulls) don't seem to happen but the Gelli Plate does makes some great textures and detailing. I'm not unhappy with it and think it deserves more exploration. Onward!