Monday, May 17, 2010
here are 3 mixed-media collage canvases i recently created. they're all hanging on my wall at juneau artists gallery. i had to take photos, so you can't see them as well as you could if i'd been able to scan them.
i created "beneath the stars" because i stumbled across the quote in a book and was inspired by it. i will have prints available at the gallery of this piece soon.
"lime flowers" is a piece i created based on the cover article of the current issue of cloth, paper, scissors magazine. it was too fun, and i plan to make more in other color schemes.
"re-emerging" really speaks to me about the resilience of the human spirit wherein we can go through life's battles (difficulties), but are able to re-emerge, even tho' we may be wounded/bruised/scarred. it's definitely one of my all-time fav pieces i've created.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
it was another busy week, but i did manage to get a couple of small things finished. the "house" is a magnet for a "say what?" challenge wherein the phrase "love for her window" had to be used.
the 4x4 chunky page is another one for the moulin rouge inspired swap. on this one i used a transparency, alcohol inks, rubberstamping, and collage elements from Tumble Fish Studio, available at deviantscrap.com (dancing lady [modified] from Froo Froo Elements; face from Snappy Dressers Elements; butterfly from Wild Wings Elements; + text from Random Words Elements.)
Recently I completed 3 new canvases that I'm excited about, but I hung 2 at Juneau Artists Gallery before taking photos of them. I plan to go into the gallery soon and take photos of them. The third I had prints made, so I think I'll scan one of the prints to showcase on my blog. I'm sure a scan of a scan won't produce the best image, but it should serve the purpose!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
here's 4x6 postcard i made for a navigation themed swap. this postcard features a couple of images from teesha moore, as well as rubberstamps and part of an old map.
Monday, May 3, 2010
this didn't scan well due to the embellishment (#8). it's much more vivid in real life. but it's a 3x3 magnet for a bee-themed swap. the head is from teesha moore.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
here's a 2.5x3.5 atc (artist trading card)i made for a royal zetti challenge. i found the text in a vintage book: she lifted her chin with royal dignity. i really like old text and am thinking that it would be fun to find some cool phrases and create art around them. (as a rule, i make the art and then find supportive text--which can be very time-consuming!)
i also made an altered envelope that i love love love. it has alaska mountains in background and the ever-present raven in the forefront. but alas, i can't publish it because i already put my return address on it, and due to identity theft concerns, i think i'm better off being safe than sorry.
so...sorry you can't see it!