Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Young Painter

I spent an evening with my Mother about a month ago, looking through old photographs and a variety of items she had saved from when my Sisters and I were kids. Mom is a pack rat and has never been able to part with anything that had any sentimental value to her. We had some really great laughs and it was a very special evening for me. We came across these paintings I had made while I was probably around 10 or 11. My Mom was always putting me in art classes and art camps. I could never figure it out why I had to go to art camps and my Sisters were off to ride horses...but after all these years, I realized that my Mom saw something in me that she wanted to nurture and I will forever be thankful for that...

Saturday, July 22, 2006

New Banner

There are so many incredibly talented people in this world and Denise (Boho Blog Banners) is one of them. I had seen some other blog banners that she created and had her do one especially for me. Those red shoes, yep, they are mine and they are my favorite shoes! Funny thing is, when I sent Denise the picture, she emailed back that she has the same shoes! Coincidence? I think not....Thanks Denise!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tribute to Frida

A good friend and I spent last Friday in San Antonio taking a class from Kathy Martin, co-owner of Post Modern Design. I wasn't sure about the class at first, but was pleasantly surprised. Because the book is made with dimensional layering, you end up with really neat effects. Unfortunately, you can't see the dimensions with the scan. I'm looking forward to using this technique in the future...many possiblities.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Great Mail Day

I actually received this on Thursday, but have been out of town. This is a piece of art made by Paul Jackson. He is a very talented collage artist and new online friend. I saw this piece and couldn't stop thinking about it. Paul was kind enough to sell it to me...she is one of his simple pieces, but so pleasing to look at.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

My Artist Muse

Every artist has to have a muse...something or someone that inspires you. My muse is my cat Ziggy. I am his Mother, or so he thinks anyway...he's usually in my studio sitting under my bench and watching for lizards to go by the window. He simply cracks me up. My husband calls him "stretch", for he simply does not lay like an ordinary cat...he lays all stretched (like a back bend) so that he looks like he's reaching for his toes...If I ever need a smile, I can count on Ziggy to brighten my day and to get the juices flowing....

Venice Fat Book

This is my first experience participating in a fat book swap. I definitely learned alot, like make all your modifications BEFORE copying! Here are two images, the first was the image before I added more stamping and highlighting, so needless to say, I spent the entire day adding to each one (26 of these suckers) and then gluing them to the backing, etc....I've signed up for another one and I think this one requires me to make 40! What was I thinking??!!!!

Monday, July 10, 2006


I've been experimenting with transparencies lately. Here is a piece I just completed. It will be framed with the collage slightly raised from the matting so that the tags and ribbons will appear suspended.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Earnest Prayer

I just love this image. I saw it and immediately thought about the earnest prayer.

Tribute to Dad

I found this picture of my Dad and his Grandfather this morning while cleaning my room. I felt compelled to make a collage with it.