Saturday, October 1, 2016

Parking Pour L'ile

Parking Pour L'ile

I had a blast of a time Friday.  Several friends came over to have open studio time in my garage.  It is just fun to sit and chat and work on art.  I almost completed 14 new pieces yesterday.  What a productive day!  The new series which piggy-backs on this architectural series will begin being published on this blog soon.  

I figured that if I do one blog entry for the next 90 days I will hit over 300 entries for 2016.  I have a goal and a challenge to see if I can do it.  I am inspired by Jacki Long who blogs every day.

Happy October, my favorite month! :-)

Friday, September 30, 2016

ORD as in FORD

ORD as in FORD

For the last few days I have been wondering if I found my niche.  Well, maybe my niche for right now.  I am so loving the architecture feel of what I have been doing.  So I am going with that feeling and today I am embarking on my second set of architectural pieces.  I am batting around how to change it up but if the feel is to do more of the same then I am going with that.  I let my art lead me anyway.  There are still several works in the first series to share.  I will let you know when the new series begins.  

Tomorrow I am teaching a class at Edmonds CC which is going to take me totally away from architecture but should be just as much fun.  The workshop is on creating a fishbone fold journal.  I have several new techniques to share in this class.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nurse Joan

Nurse Joan
What a cute kid playing with her baby doll and carriage.  Kids need that opportunity to play.  Play reinforces what children see in the adult world and fosters creativity and imagination.  Kids need time off of computers and away from television.  Play is the way to go!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mrs. Goldberg

Mrs. Goldberg
I have been asked what asemic writing is....it is when you just start scribbling your thoughts and those scribbles are only known to you.  It looks like writing but can not be deciphered.   Here is what the internet offers on asemic writing...

Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content". With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Garage Blanchard

Garage Blanchard

Make up your own narrative to go along with this collage.  I have mine.  It involves a family who own both an eatery and a garage on the coast of France.  The businesses have been in the family for a long time.  The little girl is no longer little, but married, and runs the restaurant.  See how easy it is for imagination to take over. :-)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Broadway Cowboys


Broadway Cowboys
Can't you just see the wild west cowboys invading NYC?  I can! :-)  Happy weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

For me this has an industrial feel.  This particular series came together rapidly once I had all my ephemera out.  It probably took ten minutes to decide what pieces would be going with each other. The creation of the postcards is a six step process:

1. find ephemera
2. lay it out
3. glue it to the 4 x 6 cereal box cardboard
4. find a photo to go with the architectural features and adhere it
5. add graphite, white pen, and Stablio pencil to the piece
6. add asemic writing