Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It is the spooky time of year again.  Today is a very Halloweenish day in the Seattle area.  It is raining, grey, and very fall still.   Many leaves are still hanging on the trees in the colorful splender, but even more are painting the ground with yellows, reds, and orange.   HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Several months ago I created a landscape background in a class I was taking with Jane Davies.  After returning last week from our three week plus trip to the SW I started cleaning my workspace and rediscovered the landscape.  Here is what it looked like before the additions of Swen and the cows.  I enhanced the reds a bit in PhotoShop and then added the text.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Good or Evil?

Good or Evil?
Good or Evil is the third piece in the triptych Searching For Red.  I love hunting for ephemera.  On the second Saturday of each month there is a fleamarket in Seattle's Sand Point area.  One Saturday last winter the weather was not pleasant, snow was predicted, but I ventured out anyway to see what treasures needed buying.  A man from Spokane brought a trunk to the fleamarket and in the trunk were hundreds of pieces of mail, all from France to a woman who lived in the Spokane area.  I had to have a few of the letters.  I can only imagine the years of correspondence and the tales written about by the two correspondents.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Into the Sun

Into the Sun
The second in the triptych, Into the Sun started with the Volkswagon photo overlying the background.  All three pieces have red running through them to join the three pieces and each piece has a statue. Below are the first two pieces side by side.  Soon the third piece will join the others.  Each piece stands alone and each piece has become a separate postcard for mail art. Each piece began with similar backgrounds using CitraSolv papers recently made using old National Geographic magazines.  All three pieces have several other ephemera for unification purposes.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

God Is Watching!

God Is Watching!

This is the first of a triptych which actually is a six page book made from a paint brochure that I acquired after reading an idea from one of  L.K. Ludwig's books or blog.  L.K. ventures to home improvement stores and looks for free materials on which to do art.  Great idea!  I just hope Lowe's or Home Depot don't read this blog!  My first thought when I started the triptych was to call the piece Searching For Red.  Perhaps that is an underlying theme.  This piece was just another one of those pieces that just comes together without much thought and actually rather quickly.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day of the Dead -October 2012 ATC

Day of the Dead - October 2012 ATC
This month the ATC group decided that Halloween would be the theme....hence I chose The Day of the Dead which is actually November 1.  The card is simple, but I love the expression on the skeleton and the oversized hat.  The checkerboard background is duct tape.  Happy Halloween to you all!