Monthly Archives: February, 2010
I just finished this three dimensional collage. One good thing about cabin fever is that when I’m busy in my studio, I forget it’s a snowy white world outside! This is an acrylic painting of a spring sunset with two trees in the background. The other three trees were painted and cut out along with the individual maple leaves and some other details. They were then applied to the background painting with gel medium. The collage is mounted in a deep frame to accommodate the raised elements .
This is the painting I did with the new acrylic technique. It was my friend’s birthday and I wanted to give her a little handmade gift so I did a collage using the pretty floral background as a foundation.
And this is what I do on yet another “snowed in” day after I’ve cleaned all the closets & drawers. More watercolor/fine line marker practice…
Looking towards my Son’s house from my front yard….
So this is winter in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains of N.E. Pa.!!
Okay, this is the last photo you’ll have to look at of this painting turned collage. The background is now filled in with script reminiscent of love letters. The moon has a face. I added a birdcage with two lovebirds in it and covered the whole thing with swirls representing dreams. Now I’m happy. If the artist ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy………..
I received a comment from a very talented dollmaker, Kaci Lorance over at http://daydreamretreat.blogspot.com/ about a giraffe doll I had made last spring and it got me to thinking about another doll I had made. He is just a small fellow at about 6 inches tall so he was pretty hard to work on but since I am still a novice at Art Dolls, I didn’t ralize that the smaller they are, the more difficult they are to sew on! YIPES, talk about baptisim by fire! I made 3 heads of little old men but Marvin is the only one that got a body so far. My Grandkids love him and are patiently waiting for Gordy and Albert to grow bodies as well! lol!
For an artist, it’s practice, practice, practice in between the actual process of producing art. It’s what we do…try out new techniques or hone old skills. I guess this little sketch just proves that I was thinking of spring and “a walk in the park” as I doodled away another snowy Sunday afternoon!
Yay for Sadie who won the Westminster Dog Show yesterday!!! After living with Scotties for all these years (I’ve had 4 of them so far) I can tell you they are a stubborn and hardy breed and Sadie did them all proud when she strutted her stuff at the show. Needless to say…Maggie & Fergus are celebrating today!! =)
We have lost a dear, dear friend to cancer. It has been a few weeks of sadness for his illness and mourning at his death and yes…reminiscensce… for what heals the heart more than sharing stories about a loved one who is gone from your circle of friends? We have spent time with his family and our tight group of friends who will miss him dearly and it has been so helpful. So today I say we miss you Joe and we will never forget your love and friendship…..
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