Saturday, March 19, 2011

DOORS - New Series

I have no idea why I made this series as I am not especially interested in or fascinated with doors. They just happened and maybe it's weird but I connected with them. Maybe the possibility is that a new "door" will be opening up for me! That's always a nice thought. :)

Again, these are small 4x4 collages.  They can be purchased for $25 each or in this series you can buy 4 and get the 5th one free!

Thanks for looking and commenting!

New 4x4 Series - Butterflies

Here is a series of butterflies that I recently created.  These are all the small 4x4 collages that I have been working on a lot lately.  I have been matting these with a 8x8 mat and have them for sale for the low, low price of $25... :) 

Leave a comment and let me know what you think about the latest series.  Stay tuned, i'm posting a "door" series in just a few.

Thanks much!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Book Received Yesterday

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to make a quick post about the new book I received yesterday from Amazon.  It is called "Art at the Speed of Life" by Pam Carriker.  You can see Pam's blog here.  I didn't have much time last night but still managed to read a large portion of it, as I couldn't put it down.  It's exactly the sort of book I am always looking for, full of beautiful mixed media artwork, lots of inspiration, and a wide variety of techniques.  There are about 16 artists' work in this book and I love looking at their work, reading about their techniques and their inspirations.  It almost made me feel like I had an entire cheerleading squad behind me encouraging me.  Very inspiring and made me want to get to the studio and create (too bad it was bedtime)!  Create like no one is watching!  Allow yourself to play and see what happens!

If you are a mixed media artist (or any kind of artist!) go get this book! 

Thanks for reading and have a great and artful day everyone!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What a Mess!!

I decided to be brave and show a few pictures of my studio.  When you are a collage/mixed media artist it takes a LOT of supplies and tends to get very very messy.  I try hard to keep it halfway in order, but when the creative juices are flowing things tend to get thrown everywhere and pushed aside and end of all over the place!  Here is picture #1....

This used to be just a box of miscellaneous papers and images and has grown and grown and is now a giant stack of papers and images.  HA!  You can't get rid of them though because you never know when you might need just that scrap or just that tiny image!  Anyone who does collage will totally understand.  :)

Picture #2...

This is the actual working space (I know, not very much room, but I'm only working on 4x4 collages at the moment so it's working out). 

And picture #3....a slightly larger view of the area.

The pictures look very blurry and i'm not sure why, they look great on my facebook page (  This is the area I do the work in.  I'm not brave enough to show the areas all around me.  Yes, it does get worse.  I really hope I'm not alone in having to have so much art stuff around me.  It keeps me inspired. 

That's all I have of the studio tour for now.  Take heart fellow artists, if you have  a messy space too, share with me!

Have a great day everyone!