Saturday, August 30, 2008

swimming and diving - artist book





I made this book almost 3 years ago. recycled paper, pages from an old book about swimming, old press-on letters and old laminate sheets.
*a love story - fiction*

Sunday, August 17, 2008

like dessert - miniature art


5 little acrylic paintings on recycled cardboard. each approx 2 x 2 1/2"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

collage




I love collage - 2D and 3D. glueing little things to other things is very entertaining.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

birds




birds - wanting, having and wounded

recycled papers, bird stencils, stamps, time, thoughts and

acrylic paint

Saturday, August 9, 2008

accordion book
































handmade (by me) accordion book with collage on both sides - it's about love.

Friday, August 8, 2008

todays little paintings













































4 little paintings I made today on pages from an old book

Thursday, August 7, 2008

bed of nails


one of many books I will blog about. I made this hmmm....maybe 3 yrs ago. I'm really into making books and each one is so different.
this accordion book is approx 11" tall and 4" wide when closed.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

poem


a jar of dead bugs I found and a tiny "miss me" confection heart
bumble bee, caterpillar and butterfly wings
you have seen my softer side...buttery and soft colors painted on circles and little paintings of birds and deer. those things are made over time and mostly in thoughtful calm times. every once and a while I get hit with inspiration like swift blow to the head (not as painful as it sounds!) I had collected little dead bugs I found and put them in a jar...just, well, I don't know why - but then I found this little heart at a later time and knew where it had to be. a little creepy - but every time I see this little jar it kinda breaks my heart again. I made this in 1998.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

painting on old records




































acrylic on very old records. several layers of acrylic paint built up to scratch into for a little texture on some of these and some just lots of paint for that chalky dry color I love so much.

Monday, August 4, 2008

the buck and the bird - little drawings with paint




pages from an old book, acrylic paint and a tiny brush. this is what I did with my Sunday afternoon on the front porch.