Thursday, January 17, 2008


This is a piece I am currently working on. This is a photo transfer using gel medium over a collage of pattern pieces and the Sunday comics. My Nana taught me how to sew and laugh at myself and just to enjoy life, quite a gift for a little girl.

Monday, January 14, 2008

This is a piece I am currently working on. It started out as a photo transfer then played with some paint and then some beeswax and a heat gun, next I put the rosary on using wax as glue. I'm not sure where I will go next. It may become part of an altered art piece I have been playing with in my mind. Alan Alda said," You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of yor intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk, and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover will be yourself."

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Show at Flint Art Institute

This piece is called The Land Ladies. It is a mixed media with paint , a photo transfer and lots of texture. It won third place in a juried show at Uof M hosptal. The Ann Arbor Women Artists and a few Good Men board members have a show in Flint at the Art Institute. A very nice museum that I had never even been to and right in my own back yard, shame on me. The museum has just been remodeled and was a pleasure to tour. I've been doing some reading about Nathan Oliveira. I find his figures so haunting.I love this quote of his, "I believe in an art that layers time upon time, an art that simply reaffirms our presence and the depth of our extence on this earth, our planet in the universe."

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Photoshop fun

This picture is of a young lady that I am mentoring. She wants to be an artist. We had fun using my digital camera and then playing with the photos in Photoshop. I still have so much to learn about this powerful program, sometimes I feel that my brain is going to explode and then I see how long I have been on the computer and I hurry off to my studio.  I am working on some pieces for a show in March called "Aging with Attitude". I'll be posting them at a later date.