Friday, May 26, 2017

MAY DAY...PLAY DAY...

 This is a section of a piece I am working on...
I took some photos of a dried flower I had gelled up to preserve.
Then transferred it onto the dyed papers,
then painted them to bring our their attributes.




 Here's another one I've been working on.
Lot's of work going in to these.
Some very fun items as well;
torn photo of a tree, some hand dyed papers,
an old painted paper of mine, ribbon, sewing, writing and more.
Still a work in progress...but getting closer.



 Another "almost done" project..
I like how it looks here...but it's a bit too dark in person.
So I have some figuring out to do.
Some of the materials are; scrap of wallpaper,
own writing on torn pages, and some torn painted papers.
I also experimented a lot with certain colors I love and am
learning and learning...




 A little snippet 6" x 6" from a 34" x 36" canvas...
a wip as well...




Another work in progress...just can't decide where to take this...maybe by next year...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

ONE WEST AFRICAN IRIS BULB...

 Same flower,
each one,
from different views,
and changed in
photography section.














Next up:

"DAILY EXCAVATIONS"

HAPPY MAY DAY TO ALL!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

DYEING away in a DAZE...

 i realized the other day...




 i have been dyeing numerous materials since my 30's.




 and now
in my late 60's...




 i simply
NEVER get bored with the process...




 Such an unexpected surprise
when they dry,
when you have unwrapped,
unbundled,
untied,
your treasures!




 This is one of those acts of creativity that is such
PURE PROCESS...
the delight,
the surprise,
the
UNEXPECTED!






 And then...
to be able to use them all in my art work...
SUCH REWARDS
cannot be explained!




In between times...
we have been finishing our
addition to our home.
We built our own home over 30 yrs ago,
with the intention of these 3 rooms...
all primed and reinforced for this to happen.
Have we lost our minds?
Why yes we have.
We were too tired when we finished our home back in the day...and now EYE am too tired to finish this...but Richard carries on...ugh.
Such determination this man has.

HAPPY WORKING HOURS TO YOU ALL, whether that be in the paid work force or in retirement days, SERIOUSLY!

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's a Friday in April and the sun is shining...

 This
came
together
today.
This took
MANY
twists and turns.
With my own painted papers,
old papers,
and lots of smooshing of paint
and
charcoal,
it turned out so different
and
so
surprisingly,
WONDERFUL,
not as planned...
PER USUAL!


 We have been watching this pair of house finches for over a month now.




 This is their 4th or 5th final nest.




 They are so haphazard and their funky nests would just blow away, or scatter...




There is one egg so far...to be continued...and I should add that we have been getting laughs from inside, watching their antics!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WHILE ONE LARGE PAINTING WAS drying between stages...

 This little threesome
started out like this.




 Then...
on to this




 Here is where I stopped on one




 And then...
made a stop again




And a third!

I did these while a larger
(completely different) painting
was drying on it's easel.
Not done with that yet,
but will show you when I am.




Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER THOUGHTS...

When
one writes on herbal stained
papers...
the entire room becomes
AROMATIC.
Walking away,
it remains
on your
fingers and hands...
and can
stir up
beautiful
MEMORIES
and
TIMES.


A RAINY DAY ON EASTER SUNDAY...

HAPPY EASTER!!!