Thursday, August 31, 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Friday, August 25, 2023

August ATCs - 04


The red and yellow in the background came from an old rice paper Japanese umbrella.  The circles come from scanning a Costco Kleenex box.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

August ATCs - 02


The background and middle ground plus the photograph came together in minutes.  I love when that happens.  Maybe I should try setting a clock and see what happens

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

August ATCs - 01


Just working on ATCs with a pile of scrap ephemera.  Love how with a limited pile something can be created. :-)

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

August Postcards. - 04


I mostly work with postcards in the landscape format.  I guess the repeated photo of the sailor and his girlfriend made me change my mind for this one.

Monday, August 21, 2023

August Postcards - 03


I so like how this postcard turned out.  I am loving mixing black and white with color and also sepia in this case.  

Sunday, August 20, 2023

August Postcards - 02

 I photographed this postcard just now and did not notice that a small tiny piece of ephemera must have fallen off or not been added to the piece.  Can you find where that is?  Yup, it is just below the big 3.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

August Postcards - 01


I will be heading out next week to meet up with Terry, Brian, Irene, and Jacki and I am busily working on creating art to post while on that trip.  I am driving with a friend to Las Vegas and so I won’t have time to do any art until I get to Vegas for our art retreat.  So a series of postcards seemed appropriate.

Friday, August 18, 2023

ATC - Just Been Waiting to Be Finished


I found the photograph image quite some time ago and pasted it on an ATC sized piece of watercolor paper.  It sat staring at me and I just was not sure what I was going to do with it.  Finally within 5 minutes it came together and here it is.  Simple but works. :-)

Thursday, August 17, 2023

A Few ATCs During Covid Summer 2023 - 09


I imagine this lady has a treasure of stories to tell.  Doesn’t everyone?

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

A Few ATCs During Covid Summer 2023 - 08


It is so much fun to sit and create from whatever is in a pile on the table.  Pretty amazing actually what goes together to create a narrative.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

A Few ATCs During Covid Summer 2023 - 05


I love the pride in this man’s face.  Other men he was sitting with will appear in other ATCs.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Friday, August 11, 2023

A Few ATCs During Covid Summer 2023 - 03


Can’t you just see the love that bounces off this photo between the older brother and the little guy?

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A Few ATCs During Covid Summer 2023 - 01


Not much energy here but I have tried to work a bit.  It has taken days just to finish one ATC,  I used the Chinese Covid test stamp from the test box in this piece.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023

ATC Sized Book Spread - 02


Spread 2 of the cowboy book.  All background papers were handmade on vintage book pages.  Many of them are texture rubbings.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

ATC Sized Book Spread - 01


I have been wanting to do a cowboy book for some time now.  Finally got it done with this three spread book.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Heads and Masks - 06


There are six “portraits” in this series.  I also used Bingo sheets and potato bag mesh in each.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Heads and Masks - 05


To create my own papers using Japanese ledge papers I add color with Prismacolor Artstix and texture plates.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Heads and Masks - 04


This mask looks like Marilyn Monroe.  I also made my own papers using Japanese ledger papers.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Heads and Masks - 03


Each of the “portraits” started with a wooden block head or mannequin head.  I then added a mask with hair and hat.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Heads and Masks - 02


My friend, Sally, gave me some papers she had made with her granddaughter.  I used some of those papers in the backgrounds of this “portrait” book.