Monday, May 15, 2023

Ready for the show

I've made two more pieces to finish up the number I need for the Art Sistas show at the Galesburg Community Arts Center, June 2 - July 15. I'll be exhibiting six animal or bird pieces with unusual backgrounds and five landscapes. The square artwork uses a photo my friend Sheila took of a squirrel eating a cookie that I overlaid on a tile wall photo from Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy. It includes some sections of an expense ledger from the 1800s. The landscape is from a photo I took along the Atlantic in Portugal. I've added in some sections of a vintage world map into the boardwalk and vegetation.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

New Year, Slow Start

I was gone the month of January and started in slowly in February. Here it is mid March and I've made only three pieces of art! I think I feel things shifting for me a bit... less time making art and more time nurturing my relationships with people I care about. Another artist and I have sent out invitations to about 20 people to discuss starting an Art Salon in Peoria. I'm excited about that and my upcoming group show in June with my Art Sistas. Life is full. Life is good.

In the art below, I've experimented with stenciling and painting on the art. More to come!

Friday, December 9, 2022

Returning to Landscapes

My cousins took a trip along the Blue Ridge Mountains and shared a few photos with me to make art from. The active areas of autumnal foliage offered me a lot of places to embed handmade papers and sections of vintage postage stamps in red, yellow and green. Both pieces are 12" x 24" x 2"deep.


A Bradley art professor and I met to critique one another's recent work. She wondered what a solid area of gold metallic paper would look like in place of "photographed and filtered and cut into strips gold metallic paper" in my art. The top image shows my experiment with the solid area of paper. The bottom one shows what she was looking at that had started as solid gold paper but changed through the filters and cutting. Preferences???

Tuesday, November 1, 2022


Having fun with squirrels!

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

More experiments with animals and birds

I'm having fun combining photos of wildlife with collaged backgrounds!