Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 23


This is the final page in the Orange Caterpillar Book.  Finale!  Tomorrow I am going to switch it up.  Videos coming.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 22


I just want to know more about the subjects of the photograph.  I do love to not know as well as I love to make up a narrative.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 21


Do you ever wish for a time machine?  I particularly like the history associated with the Oregon Trail.  I am fascinated not only by the settlers moving west but what that move did to the Native populations.  It was such a struggle and also an imposition.  History is full of difficult times.  That seems to be the nature of life.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 20


Think of all the people you have known in your life but who you never see anymore.  What are the reasons for that?  People come into our lives and also leave our lives.  There is always a reason.  Perhaps they move away.  Perhaps they die.  Maybe there is a disagreement.  Maybe people grow apart because they have less and less in common.  There are a plethora of reasons.  

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 19


The graphite pencil writing that you see on each of the spreads in this book came fast and furious.  I tried to come up with a plausible narrative from the first glance of the image.  I did most of these writings one after the other once the book was mostly complete.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 18


Simplicity.  I have no idea why I called her Judi.  It just popped into my head and I went with it.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 17


Having favorites when it is with other family members can cause problems.  I found that out at an impressionable age.  To this day I have not forgotten that conversation.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 16


Our lives keep going no matter how many bumps we have on our road into the future.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 15


I love using maps as ephemera.  I received a great surprise of map ephemera from an artist who collaged a bunch of maps together in a random order.  It looked pretty cool.  I have been using pieces in several of my collages…..not this one though.  This particular map comes from an agricultural atlas.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 14

 One word comes to mind, simplicity.  Meaning in this composition I find basically three elements, the background, the photograph, and the the writing.  However, if you think about the photograph only it is complex because there are so many people.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 13


I love how the visit to the zoo illustration with the boy gazing to the right as if he is peering into another world looks.  It is as if he sees something more interesting elsewhere.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 12

 This piece is a bit strange from the standpoint of the ephemera used.  I really like the right side.  The left side of the spread is made up of flowers I made in a workshop, magazine papers, and the woman is from a vintage geography book.  Not sure the left and the right go together.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 11


The papers in this piece were are marbleized ones I made some time ago.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 10

 I love this polka dotted paper on the right.  I suppose looking at it now after awhile it could have had something else layered on top of it.  Maybe I will go back and do that.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 09


Pink and orange.  They go well together.  I cut up the original photo and them put it back together adding an additional guy in between.  It worked.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 08

 Several years ago I was into printing plant cell structure on tissue paper.  That is what the purplish ephemera is on the left of the spread. :-)

Monday, August 15, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 07


I love the softness of this piece.  It is such a calming piece for me.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 06

 I am running out of vintage photos and so I have been searching for more online.  It is like a grab bag when ordering because one just not know if there will be treasure or not.  My last order was fantastic.  Fingers crossed on the next one.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 05


Vintage photos of people I do not know give me an opportunity to create a narrative for those people in the photo.  Looking at someone and coming up with a plausible story about who they are is just plain fun. It is kind of like going to the mall and people watching.  I love to do that as well. :-)

Friday, August 12, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 04


I bought a packet of vintage photographs from the 1930s recently.  Someone had taken them out of a photo album and put them up for sale.  What a treasure trove I received!  They were a bit musty smelling.  So i put them in a baggy with drier sheets and now they are just fine.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 03

 Working with vintage photos is just plain fun.  I like to create a narrative in my head as I work with them. It is my happy place.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Orange Caterpillar Book - 02

Two-for Wednesday…

 Tuesday got away from me and so today is another two-fer day.  Enjoy!

Orange Caterpillar Book 0 01


I entered the Tieton 10 x 10 x 10 juried show in June and got in.  I have two tiny books in a sculptural piece that I did….

Unfortunately the copy above was cropped and so I will try and do a better job of sharing it tomorrow.  You get the idea anyway.  The show runs into October.  The link is….  https://www.tietonarts.org/10x10x10   Scroll down on the link and you come to the 2022 virtual show button  which will take you to the art that they have compiled.   My piece is next to the donation button and also further down as you look at the other accepted entries.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Third Quarter ATC - NW Collage Society Group - 0 1 and 0 2


Our theme for this ATC project was to use one of several listed female artists that were unfamiliar to the host.  Jade Purple Brown was the artist that I chose.  She creates colorful works.  I decided to do a portrait of Rosa Parks to add to my background honoring JPB.  Rosa turned out a bit younger than her most famous portraits but no matter.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

APC August 2022 -11

Two-fer Sunday


This is the last of this series.  I probably will make more though because they were so much fun to do.

APC August 2022 - 10


Some days just run into each other.  Saturday certainly ran into Sunday for me.  So today is a two-for to make up for my lost day.

Friday, August 5, 2022

APC August 2022 - 09

 I am working on a project using portraits that I have drawn which includes collaged ephemera.  I had made some ATCs with those portraits and thought why not a book.  I am now on book ten of eleven.  That means there will be seven collages in each for a total of 77 tiny collages.  The collages resemble the one above in technique.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

APC August 2022 - 08


Creating a new piece of art actually amazes me because I never really know where it is going and I let the piece lead me.  So many people do not understand that concept.  I might just start with the idea that I want something in the center of, for instance, a playing card.  I might want it to be square or a rectangle.  Then it is just start and see where it takes me.  I audition ephemera and if it feels right I go with it.  Before you know it a new composition is born.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

APC August 2022 - 07


I do not have to trade APCs each month as I can opt out.  However, I do like getting mail art and exchanging does fill the mailbox.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

APC August 2022 - 06


It pretty amazing what I can work on when my workspace is only a clipboard.  I may be working tiny but I am thinking bigger.  I have an idea for three new pieces for the fall NW Collage Society show.  So my work station had better change.

Monday, August 1, 2022

APC August 2022 - 05


I tried a new app that found to scan right from my iPad.  It kind of yellowed the playing card.