Wednesday, October 29, 2008

True Art

Well said, Einstein! 12" x 18" Mixed media Collage on Fabriano Hot Press

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Older Piece

This is an older piece that I did about 2 years ago. I used a set of 6 ATC's that I did with images of Jesus, portraying his many roles in my life. Healer, Counselor, Savior,Love, Rock, and Friend. It is an early piece, not too much in the way of composition, but I did paint the dove, and I love the shade of blue. Click on the larger view for a closeup. And if the red thingy does NOT look like flames to you.....well then I don't know what to tell you. Maybe it's a blanket, who knows.

New Big Favorite Blog

Hi all,

You have GOT to check out this link for my New Big Favorite Blog. Her name is Suzan Buckner and this is her work. Seriously, check out her stuff. She Rocks!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Drawing with Confidence...I don't think so

So The Pasadena Learning and Art Expo was this past weekend. I was juried into the exhibit, which was very exciting. I have only been in one other juried exhibit, and it was in Lowell, MA., and I did not get a chance to actually see my work hanging, so this was cool. I did not win the big fat grand prize, but it was still pretty great. Dana and I took a couple of classes on Friday. I took a "Self Employed Artist" class which was pretty informative. I learned some new ways to promote and get more of my images out there. We both took "Artist Trading Card Workshop" with Bernie Berlin, and it was amazing. even though I don't work too much in the small format anymore, she is one of my favorite artists and I wouldn't NOT have missed the opportunity. She is so fun and funky and gracious!! We had a blast. On Saturday I was solo, and I took a "Drawing with Confidence" class. About the only person with any confidence was the instructor, and she was not shy about letting us know what she knew and we didn't. She spoke with so much condescension and had very little patience, I was a little shocked. I will not be taking another class with this instructor, needless to say. This was the only subject we drew that I had sort of affection for, and I am sure that was because I have had a little expreience with drawing faces. I know form wise it is not perfect, but I do love big eyes. Big Big Eyes!!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holiday Bubbles

Series of Holiday Bubbles 9"x 12" collage and oilstick on watercolor paper


"When we've met our souls for the first we really know who was intorduced to whom?"

9" x 12" mixed media collage. For sale at MMCA Marketplace

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Two Halloween paperdolls went outside to play, just a few days before the big night. While chasing crowes, they discovered they were lost. Left or right, this way or that???? I hope they find their way

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Forrest Glamour Bubblehead

New painting. 12"x18" mixed media. Acrylics, collage, Shiva Paintstiks, gel pen

Sunday, October 5, 2008


This is the second piece from post below. Obviously, still not able to get away from the Crimson and Nickel Azo Gold!! Golden's should pay me for advertising!!

In the Heart

During worship a couple of weeks ago, our worship Pastor Scott, said something that immediately stuck in my head. He quoted from a book he was reading by the President of our denomination, Jack Hayford. I am not sure of the title of the book, I think it might be "Manifest Presence", but not sure. Anyway, he said "What is birthed in the heart, finds it's expression in the hands" I thought WOW, what an amazing ideal, and have spent a bit of time just thinking about what that means to me. As a Christian, as an artist and, overall, as a person. While it is easy for me to translate this into a piece of art, it was a bit harder to incorporate this quote into a piece that dealt with myself as an artist and a daughter of Christ. So hard, in fact, that I have made 2 different works, and am not entirely thrilled with either one. This is the second one I did, showcasing the freedom in my heart I have felt in the past 3 years. This is 8x10 mixed media encaustic, with a mexican tin sagrado ornament for the heart.