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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

turtle ~blogging~

I painted this for a friend who had to give up her turtle. Again, i REALLY need to photograph these before the 50 coats of varnish is applied.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

paintings for the reiki office ~bloggingB

I finished these 3 paintings this weekend which will go in the Reiki office. I used the same technique I did on the medicine wheel painting, which also hangs in the Reiki office.

My favorite is the Om symbol. This technique works well for graphic images; not so well for most other things. The bear claw yin yang came out well also. The Buddha only works because his silhouette is very recognizable.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

painting afternoon ~ blogging

What a beautiful day! I really didnt expect a beautiful day because i went to bed sick. But i woke up feeling ok thanks to a shot of cough syrup and a good nights rest.

The temps were in the high 70s all day. First off we headed down to the reiki studio to redecorate. We bought a rug, moved furniture around and hung pictures on the walls. Then i had a reiki session.

We went home and spent the rest of the afternoon on the front porch. I worked on 2 paintings: one which i started a few weeks ago and then got too busy to work on, the other brand spanking new. Both are done in the same style, using the same techniques so they are easy to work on side by side.

One is a gift for a friend who lost her turtle. The other, the Om symbol, will hang in the reiki studio.

Right now we are driving in to Atlanta to see a play: A Chorus Line. The other pic is us dressed and ready to go. Have a great evening everyone!!!
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Friday, March 18, 2011

cuff detail - blogging

Well i said i'd post close ups of my cuff so here it is. Its made from scraps and i love the rough edges. You can also see my lame attempt at a blanket stitch. Lol

I love to wear jewelry, specially braceletts. But i work on a computer for 8+ hours a day and braceletts become kind of uncomfortable. So i've made several of these fabric cuffs. It's been a great solution.
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little peek at w-i-p ~ blogging

Here a little peek at the assemblages i'm working on. Sorry the the glare. I gotta tell ya, its not easy photographing resin paper!

Also in the assemblage: tin, felt, linen, lace, ribbon, hemp twine, wire, buttons, clay and the above mentioned resin paper.
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new cuff - blogging

Last night i was doing a little free stitching on the sewing machine. I have 12 - 18 assemblages i'm working on... trades/presents for upcoming birthdays, Art & Soul retreat, i'm-thinking-of-you presents, etc. I did the stitching part of the assemblage for 8 of my pieces. It was frustrating but i'm very happy with how this step came out.

When i decided to pack it up for the night i still had a pile of felt, linen, lace and ribbon scraps. So i made this cuff. I'll post a close-up picture later. But here's a picture of today's outfit.

Yes today is blue jean Friday. We're allowed to wear jeans 1 day a month if we donate $5 to charity. I'm not a blue jean person but i do like to donate my fiver.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

assemblage wip - blogging

Well i didn't get as much done on my assemblages last night as i had thought i would. I have gotten the basic armature installed to the upper portion of the bodies. But i thought i'd get the plaster mixed and poured as well. Oh well. Something to do tonight i guess.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

in the mail - blogging

My last batch of fatbook pages for Art and Soul's Virginia retreat is now in the mail! What a relief!! The due date wasnt until 4-1-11 but i have lots of other things, presents and trades, that i need to work on.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

an assembly line of assemblage

Just a quick peek of the fruits this weekends labor. All in all i hope, to have about 15 or 18 of these by mid April. The due date is Art & Soul weekend, last weekend of April. But i'm going to have to ship them up or get them to a friend whose driving up.
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