Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Teabag Series 17 and 18

Teabag Series  - 17

Teabag Series  - 18


I pretty much created all day.  I have to finish a spider book that I made.  I only had the book assembled but the pages were blank.  So today I created twelve collages for the book.  I am getting it ready to photograph as I have to send images for the online catalog for the Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival that will be held in April.  I will be teaching two workshops, spider books and Japanese stab binding.  I like how the spider book collages turned out.  I will post them sometime in 2020 after this series has been shared.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Teabag Series 15 and 16

Teabag Series 15
Teabag Series 16
Over the past three days I have made six clam shell boxes.  I actually thought I might have forgotten how to make them but did not thankfully.  I am pleased to say I have the process down pat now.  I think that makes about 13 total that I have made.  I am sending three off to different parts of the world.  One is to Germany for an exchange that I have done once previously.  25 artists send 25 pieces of art to a woman in Bavaria.  This graphic artist makes a box and send them out to each artist.  So everyone gets 25 pieces of art.  It is a really nice surprise when the box arrives.  No one knows when that will be and then one day here it is.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Manzanita Series 2019 - 16

Manzanita Series 2019 - 16
This is the final of this series.  I particularly like the Diamond label next to the house.   I guess it is time to start a new series.  This weekend I have made four clam shell boxes and have two to finish.  Then I can get started on other projects.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Manzanita 2019 Series 15


Manzanita 2019 Series 15

I love abstracts and combining realism with the abstract seems to be my style.  For me, the blues are so pleasing and calming.  Movement seems to be photograph, flower, stamp, a graduated size pulling my eye to the right.  I love movement! :-)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Manzanita 2019 Series 14

Manzanita 2019 Series 14

Let’s take a break from the teabag series and catch up on the Manzanita series.  Remember I forgot to scan three postcards that I had sent out before catching my mistake.  Thanks to the recipients I now have a copy of each.  I really like how this piece turned out.  The tones of pink or salmon really seem pleasant to me.  Having the three main images, photograph, flower, and stamp forming a triangle actually seems to make a circular motion to the piece.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Teabag Series 13 and 14

Teabag Series 13

Teabag Series 14

The stitching in number 14 was a challenge for someone like me who really knows next to nothing about sewing.  I could have repeated the pattern of the stitch appearing black and white paper to the left of the photo but I decided against it.  I guess I wanted something different.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Teabag Series 11 and 12

Teabag Series 11 
Teabag Series 12


When doing the stitching I tried to compliment something in the rest of the composition.  The stitching was the last element completed in the collage.