Sunday, November 30, 2008

Visiting My Relatives

I am in Minnesota for a long Thanksgiving weekend, more like a week. We had a great dinner at my older brother and his wife's house. We had all the traditional fare. All my brothers and sisters were there, there are five of us. Some of their grown children came with little children of their own. We had a great time and everyone got along.

Harmonic Affinity
Monotype with Chine colle'

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I've been tagged!

Hi Friends,
I have been “tagged”. This is a first for me. I feel honored and thank you to Bill also known as OregonArtGuy at

Here are the Rules of this game:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 (or more) random things about yourself.
4. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

But in between you also have to write something about yourself, something most people think they don’t know about you. If you don’t want to expose your darkest sides – show only the sunny side of yourself, maybe they’ll never find out the other stuff.

Six random things about me:
1. I grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota with two brothers and two sisters. I have lived in Washington State for almost 20 years.
2. I enjoy working on the computer and looking at other blogs, especially art ones.
3. I have two kitties that were born in my yard by a Mama stray, Midnight and Tigra Maya.
4. Over the past two years I have spent a lot of time at home recovering from three surgeries.
5. I am really looking forward to getting back into my art after a dormant period.
6. I am working toward spontaneity in my art.

Here are the people and blogs I am tagging:

Trine Stasica
Angela Rockett
Bridget Guerzon Mills
Iona Drozda
Karin Bartimole
Corinna S. Alvarezdelugo

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Memories: The Sisters
monotype with Chine collé and vintage photo copy
, 6"x8"

This piece can be purchased here

This abstract landscape is a monotype print with chine collé. It was printed on black paper using a mustard-colored ink. Pieces of paper, fabric and a vintage photo (copy) were arranged on the inked plate just before the image was transferred to paper using an etching press.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Memories: One Day at the River

Memories: One Day at the River
collage with photo transparency, 6"x4.5"

This abstract landscape collage was created using painted and altered papers and delicate Asian papers, it also includes my own marbled paper. The photo transparency is of two women from 1916.
this artwork can be purchased here

I have been working on my Faux Encaustic experiments. I'm not ready to show them yet. Hopefully in the near future.