Monday, July 31, 2023

Heads and Masks - 01


I started an accordion book that has “portraits” that I am calling Heads and Masks.  I have not finished the binding of the book yet but the art inside is complete.  More tomorrow.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

ATCs Continued - 17


The background is all mark-making on a vintage book page plus black and white image from a wine label.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

ATC Continued - 16


Just found out this morning that I have Covid.  Darn!  I have been so careful for years and then it hit.  Mild symptoms so far.  I get vaccinated every three months so I should be OK.

I really am into the collaging using mostly photographs.  I particularity like the depth of this one.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Thursday, July 27, 2023

ATC Continued - 14


I use potato netting, old maps, a photograph, and some stencil papers in this piece.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 11


I love how this collage turned out.  The striped lines were added to the back of the photograph where there was a hole.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 10


My narrative for this collage is the woman in the smaller photo who is being kissed is the same woman cutout that is larger.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 09

 Photo on top of photo with added colored handmade paper with sewing pattern arrow.

Friday, July 21, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 08


The woman on the right is Rosa Parks.  The man on the left is a policeman.  He is fingerprinting Rosa.  I wanted to find fingerprinting in ephemera that I had but I did not have luck.  So the bottle cap will have to do.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 07


I started this collage with the burgundy background.  I added the cropped  building  photo and then the dad and his baby. I had some writing on vellum. I thing it might have been Hebrew.  So I added that to the left side of the collage.  I am liking collaging photo on top of photo.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 06


This is a three element collage as well.  The photograph background the handmade paper on the right and the photograph of the girl.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

ATCs Continuted - 05

 I thought I would try using photographs and part of photographs to make a collage.  This one has three elements

Monday, July 17, 2023

ATCs Continue - 04


At first I thought that the green and red might look too Christmasy but I think the patterning takes that possible look away.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

ATCs Continue - 02


When I found this flower I had to do something with it.  Maybe this woman loved roses and had a magnificent rose garden.

Friday, July 14, 2023

ATCs Continued -01


I have decided it is time for me to start culling my ephemera.  It has gotten out of hand.  My plan is to look through my plastic boxes one at a time and start tossing.  Wish me luck.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Postcard - This and That - 02

 I am experimenting painting with Posca pens through teabag paper.  It kind of gives a splotchiness to the painting.  See the blue on the photograph. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Postcard - This and That - 01

 I tried putting photographs together to create the collage.  I also tried adding some paint onto the photographs.  I think I will experiment with more paint to photographs to see what I come up with. 

Monday, July 10, 2023

Postcard - Mask It! - 01


I found some wood head images.  I combined the head with some masks that I also found.  The background is ephemera that has been gathering dust and needed to be used.

Sunday, July 9, 2023

ATC Sized Journal 25 - 03


All of these spread in this journal are Key West themed.  Many times I am asked why I select certain pieces of ephemera.  Many times I am not able to explain.  It just works for me when I add a certain element.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Friday, July 7, 2023

ATC Sized Journal 25 - 01


There is something about the narrative and collage.  Just plain fun to do.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

ATC Sized Journal No. 24 - 03


What is it when we work with others at a huge table and their ephemera always seems better than what you have brought?

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

ATC Sized Journal 24 - 02


I just love working with vintage photos.  Now that I have discovered artist Jacki Ravi I think I will use them more than I already do which is a lot.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

ATC Sized Journal 24 - 01


My art buddies Michele, Jan, and Sally came to the ocean to visit for three days.  What fun we had creating art and eating good food.  It was a great 73rd birthday celebration.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Saturday, July 1, 2023

ATC Sized Journal Sread 01

 Not easy to write as I sliced my left index finger with a bread knife.