“I hope you dance” is a mixed media collage art work using the sheet music of the beautiful song made famous by LeeAnn Womack and penned by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers. My painting uses the iconic ballet dancer’s graceful en pointe image against a background of pinks and red tissue and washi papers. You… Continue reading I hope you dance
> BP Can Go Eff Itself! The news headlines about the Gulf Oil Disaster have been weighing me down for weeks and I didn’t realize how much it had dominated the news until I sorted through the stack of newspapers I use for protecting surfaces in my art. There were so many heart-wrenching headlines and… Continue reading >Grumpy
> When we went to Florida last fall, we visited St. Joe Peninsula State Park and happened on this lovely scene I caught with my camera. Thank heavens for long lenses! I used a lot of natural materials for this, including corn husk for the feathers, blue recycled wax paper that I’d done some leaf… Continue reading Another Collage – LOVE THIS ONE!
> You’ll see Warhol-style simplicity, some amazing phrases I found in books, a b & w photocopy of an old movie star posing with confidence and astarlet in her bo-peep cutesy dress, ribbon and curls gazing up at him adoringly. Finally, if you look close enough at the words in the woven section across the… Continue reading >Finally, my first collage work
>I’m referring, of course, to treasure hunting at the local Goodwill store. This time, I also hit the Dollar Tree where I found some interesting made-in-China items that I might be able to use in some way, shape or form if I ever get to collaging. Before I procrastinate a moment longer, I am signing… Continue reading >More treasure hunting means more inspiration
> It’s been five days and the leaf prints I have been working on produced some striking results!. They are really time consuming and unpredictable in their outcome, however. I will put up an album with final works in the near future but I am unable to replicate in photograph the metallic sheen and luminosity… Continue reading >Process
> This weekend’s American Artisan Festival in Nashville motivated me to tackle a collage or two. I saw a few truly wonderful works there, including those I’ve posted images of, above, and the works of Charla Steele. They all burst forth and inspire me with their great color, texture, style, words, etc. and today went… Continue reading >Itching to do a collage or two!