Friday, April 20, 2018

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

I am in Newport, OR for the Paper and Book Arts Festival.  For me, being at the ocean is rejuvenating.  I can get a new lease on life just looking out at the sea.  Today is my first workshop.  It is my secret pocket one.


Hiroshi Sugimoto: Cabinet of Curiosities | Art21 "Exclusive"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fam-KO 42

Fa-KO 42

I am off to the Newport, OR Paper and Book Arts Festival.  It is three days of book making, paper activities, and just plain fun.  I am teaching two workshops, the secret pocket journal and buttonhole binding.  Can't wait.  Then I am going to take one class on Sunday.  I know it is going to be a blast.


assume vivid astro focus: Masks | "Exclusive" | Art21

Wednesday, April 18, 2018



I call the looks on some of these mannequins frightening, hence the title.  Or perhaps a tiger is frightening or learning to swim?  Even the situation in the Middle East  is frightening.


James Turrell: "Second Meeting" | Art21 "Exclusive"

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hallucinating in Color

Hallucinating in Color
My friend, Michele sent me the insect image via email while she was on a cruise around South America.  She had take a photo of it while exploring off ship.  I changed the color in PhotoShop. Thanks Michele.


Mary Reid Kelley: "You Make Me Iliad" | ART21 "Exclusive"

Monday, April 16, 2018


I finished my 25 collages for Germany.  Good feeling but now I have a bunch of them in the book press forcing them to be flat.  Then it is packaging time and off to the post office for mailing.  Maybe I will get that done this coming week or not.  It is a busy schedule coming up.


Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions | ART21 "New York Close Up"

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Won't Be Back

Won't Be Back

I found several mannequin head shots online.  I had never seen molded mannequin heads quite like this before.  Most of them have open mouths and colored hair such as the blue in this one's hair.  They have a clown like appearance in a way.


EXTENDED VERSION! Robert Ryman: Variations and Improvisations, The Phillips Collection

Saturday, April 14, 2018


The background of this piece is mostly faux marbleized paper.  I made it on my gelli plate.  It is easy and fun to do.  The western images came from a vintage hardback book that I found at a paper flea market one weekend about a year ago.


Jessica Rankin: Mind & Language | Art21