Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Part 5- last of the new work for now

These last three messengers are large...well for me they are.  I have included a woman in this set as there were several in the set of photographs and children- yes the had committed crimes as well. These are framed in 20 inch square shadow box frames.  Working this large certainly has its challenges.  I made good use of my printer as I can print up to 13" x 19" and I did a lot of that for these three.  For these three instead of quotes I made dioramas.  They are scenes telling stories- stories for you to imagine. All three of the dioramas have hearts- Are they fleeing hearts?- soaring hearts? Broken hearts? ...You get to decide.  Thank you for your positive comments on the work for my show.  They mean a lot to me.

Messenger Richard S.
Messenger Mabel S.
Messenger Walter S.
This gives an idea of scale- the small one is one of
the 9" squares.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New Work Part 4

The last 7 pieces are different from the rest.  I will show four today. These assemblages
are in shadowbox frames that are nine inches square.  The old wooden rulers I used to frame each piece are from my husband's father. We found them when we were cleaning out his garage when he died.  The photographs for these are not so good as the 3D nature of these makes it hard to photograph.  The first piece here explains what these are about.

Messenger James W.
Messenger Robert J.
Messenger John R.
Messenger John R.
yes same name and last initial

Monday, September 26, 2016

New Work Part 3

This series of five are matted and in frames 12 x 16.  I realize that much of this work is not "happy" or joyful. I do not have a dour outlook on life but when I started to make the work for this coming show this is what came out.  I do think part of that is it being Fall-always an emotional season for me.  The monoprints in this series really had a landscape feel so I went with that.  I wanted to have few elements to have the background really be an important part. These five here for some will seem sad perhaps but for me they are comforting.

Quiet Ride
Prairie Wind
Borrowed Truck
Escape Route

Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Work Part 2

These three collages are larger- matted and framed they are 16 x 20.  Once again these have monoprint backgrounds. Thanks for the comments on the first post of this new work.

Neighborhood Wish
 Wistful Departure
Family Ties

Friday, September 23, 2016

New Work

Well it has been a busy time and here it is almost October!!!  I have a show at the MacRostie Art Center- a regional art center about an hour from where I live. 
The show will be for the month of November.  It's been a while since I have made work for a large show.  I am happy to report that I am done with the work already- Everything is framed even-  So I will do  some blog posts showing the new work.  The work I am showing today is around 8" x 10".  Framed the pieces are 11" x 14".  The backgrounds of these collages are monoprints I did using acrylic paint.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lyrical: A New Online Class I am Taking

I am taking an online class called lyrical.  Roxanne Cobble is teaching it.  The journal spread we do are based on lyrics to songs we pick for ourselves.  I have music on in the studio all the time so I was all over this.  She taught several different techniques and I used several of them in the spreads.

This is my first spread for the class. The song is Words Underlined by Jesse Marchant.

This is the second spread.  This one is using the song Paradise by City and Colour.

This is the third spread.  The song is Adrift by Jesse Marchant.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Design Challenge

This post is about a project i did for a company called Stencil Girl. They sell stencils that are designed by artists and designers. I was asked to be a part of their Voices- where they ask artists to try out new stencils for those in their stencil club.  I received the stencils in advance and then came up with this project a carousel book. The stencils for August were designed by Mary Nasser.  She used subway maps as her source for these very cool stencils. I don't often do this sort of thing but this has been very fun and I liked the challenge.  I used my eBrush- this is an airbrush system that uses artist markers instead of paint.  The first photo is of the stencils. Then the front of the book  the back of the book and the inside of the opened book.  The black Silhouettes I cut out of black cardstock and are not stencils.