Saturday, July 31, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 10

ATC Texture 2021 - 10

 There is a simplicity in this ATC that I really like.  Maybe it is that practically everyone can relate to a cat somehow.  Cats have so much attitude!  I love that independence. :-)

Friday, July 30, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 09


ATC Texture 2021 - 09

This one works for me.....the texture, the focal image, the repetition of the circles, the words on the circle map.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 08


ATC Texture 2021 - 08

Can yoou see what looks like a face in the background....the upper right.  Just a happy accident. :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 07


ATC Texture 2021 - 07

For some reason I want to call this woman a Titanic survivor.  How about you?

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 05

ATC Texture 2021 - 05

 There is something about this ATC that intrigues me.  There is an abstractness that I like and yet there is a representational aspect as well.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 04


ATC Texture 2021 -04

I love the hair color with the blue in the background.  Also the map circle with the shape of the heads works.....threes.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 - 03


ATC Texture 2021 - 03

There are several focal points that I have used before in this series which is all about the texture.

Friday, July 23, 2021

ATC Texture 2021 02

ATC Texture 2021 02

 I am enjoying adding texture to the ATCs.  It gives depth.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

ATC Texture 01

ATC Texture 01

 I have a bunch of ATCs to complete with the theme being texture.  The background papers are full of it.  Wish you could handle the ATC.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

June APC - Pride


June APC - Pride

For my APC this past June I create a punch out playing card.  I added Keith Haring and the rainbow flag to the back so that they would show through the circles.  Thank you Elsa for the use of the confetti punch.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Second Quarter ATC - 2021

Second Quarter ATC- 2021

 As you know I just jump in with both feet and let the image evolve.  I started with the brown background papers that I made using magazine papers and sanding.  Washi tape came next with the French writing and the map circles.  I had found a bunch of bananas which I thought looked like "hair".  So I had to find a face to go with the bananas.  Queen Beatrix on a stamp fit the bill.  I changed her orientation in Photoshop and then sized her to fit the bananas.  Finally a little scrap of paper in the upper left finished off the ATC.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 19 and 20




These are the last two portraits in the second collaborative journal.  When I get my copy returned I will share the covers.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 -17 and 18




What I like about portraits is that personality comes through.  One can make up a narrative about the person.  We all have opinions of people we see but do not know.  It is fun to sit on a bench in public and people watch and try to figure out the people we see.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 15 and 16



I received a gift of map ephemera from an artist.  She had made them as a conglomerate of many maps.  I used some of the maps in the background.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 13 and 14




No. 13 is one of my favorites in the second collaborative book.  i like the chiseled look of this man.  No. 14 gives off a calmness of sorts.  Just a laid-back sort of guy.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 11 and 12




No. 11 is not my favorite.  However, continuing to share whatever I am creating, the good and the bad is my policy.  One thing about the portraits that I do like is that I can use the heads with bodies that I find in magazines to create a composite person.  I did that with Raymond the Fashionista.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 09 and 10




If you looked at the photos I use to do these portraits you would see a whole new character in the finished portrait.  I like that idea that the photo used turns out to be a new personality.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 07 and 08




I have trouble drawing women for some reason.  In the first collaboration of this summer I only did one woman and in this the second, only lone woman.  I am avoiding for some reason.  Perhaps I need to push myself.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 05 and 06




Could be son and father?  Perhaps.  Maybe they are strangers.  Maybe one is the employee and the other the employer.  You get to decide the narrative.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 03 and 04




My friend and fellow artist, Elsa, asked me if I would like to participate in an collaborative exchange.  She had small book covers from some detective series and so they became the covers of three journals.  Another friend, Colleen, is also participating with us.  We each have ten cards in the book to collage on.  I decided to do portraits and so each book will have 20 portraits plus whatever the other two artists do in their sections.  Over the next few days I will share what I completed for journal no. 2.  I have the third journal to work in and will start on that one soon.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Collaboration 2 Summer 2021 - 01 and 02




I have been working on 20 portraits for book 2 in a three person collaborative.  More on that tomorrow.

Friday, July 9, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1204


12 Mini Journal Project - 

All twelve mini journals are housed in the box with the crow finial on top.  Because the books fit snuggly in the box I add a red pull on one of the books so that it could be taken out easily and then access to the others is simple.


Thursday, July 8, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1203

12 Mini Journal Project - 1203

 So many similarities in this series but then again it is a series.  The man, the focal point seems a bit muted into the background a bit.  Probably because of the dark color of his kimono and the dark in the middle of the spread.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1202


12 Mini Journal Project - 1202

The kimono and the red and green background really catch my eye.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1201


12 Mini Journal Project - 1201

The first word that comes to mind with this spread in the last of the twelve mini journals is richness.  The colors see full and rich.

Monday, July 5, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1104


12 Mini Journal Project - 1104

There is a calmness in this piece that I really like.  I also feel a mysterious-ness about it.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1103


12 Mini Journal Project - 1103

I finished no 12 mini journal yesterday.  Only five more days to the big reveal of the box that houses all twelve mini journals.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1102


12 Mini Journal Project - 1102

One word comes to mind when I look at this spread….BUSY!  I like busy though,

Friday, July 2, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1101


12 Mini Journal Project - 1101

Mini-journal no. 11…..the theme of this mini is Japanese men.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

12 Mini Journal Project - 1004

12 Mini Journal Project - 1004

This is the last of mini no. 10.  Two minis to go and then the big reveal.  Stay tuned.