A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, "Everything will be alright in the end...if it is not alright it must not be the End"

Monday, July 24, 2017

Our Babies Birthday Today...

Here is Jake and Bernie...Almost 4 years old.  Today is there 26th birthday, we celebrated last night with family and friends. It was late winter or very early spring...the weather was warm and the grass hadn't changed over to green yet.  Their standing in front of their Father's old truck...The Clemster...yes it had a name.  It's the truck also that our Second oldest daughter Maddie  jumped off the back and fell and broke her arm... Days are easier now...we are not  on the edge of our seats watching out so no one gets hurt.  But those days are also blessing to see in pictures...flashes me right back to them playing in the water, like they were getting away with something. I know I'm one of those mom's that let them experience life with all their senses... a truck and some rubber boots let the adventure begin..

Happy Birthday Jake and Bernie... Wishing you a Happy 26th Birthday today. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

13 of 13 completed

 Desert Heat, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with iron

 Dreamland, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron.

 My Favorite Flower, 4 x 8  collage on watercolor paper with tack iron.

 Night Song, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron

Three trees, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron.

 All 13 piece are complete. now to mount them on mat board 8 x 10 and get them read to ship out to New Zealand.  Scroll back a few days you will see them all. They are part of the ICE 19,   There's still time if you want to take part in this.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

8 of 13, 5 more to go

 Encompass, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron

 Mountain Lights, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron,

 Wetland's Freedom, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron

Skyward, 4 x 8 collage on watercolor paper with tack iron

4 done 9 more to go....

 Read the Sign...4 x 8 on 140lb. watercolor paper collage with tack iron

 Rising Rhythm 4 x 8 140 lb. watercolor paper Collage with a tack iron

 Towering Winds, 4 x 8 140 lb. collage on watercolor paper with tack iron

House in the City, 4 x 8 collage on 140 lb. watercolor paper with tack iron

Monday, July 17, 2017

Begin again....in so many ways

With food, with art....and life we have choices and sometime the choices have reactive side effects. So we begin again or start a new piece of art. My body likes eating Whole..and back to the Whole 30 today...Day 1.
A bed of spinach, with homemade turkey meatballs, they have two eggs, two pounds organic ground turkey, fresh basil, fresh kale, red peppers, onions ground almond meal and fresh garlic salt, ground pepper and a bit of paprika. Half a avocado with ground pepper and small handful of fresh blueberries from the framers market.   Protein, veggies, fat and some fruit...all whole and clean. 

Now out to tend to the yard work so need this to counter a good hearty workshop this past weekend.  My rock I picked this morning said, walk, walk a lot...will see where that all goes with walking behind a lawnmower..lol... I do so enjoy tending the property. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Enso Art

A while back I had a whole page of Enso's and this is the last one on the pages...I did make a copy of it to use as image transfer or to have them but I think the act of making this is the point.  Well what ever, as the students were creating their Floating Collage I grabbed some scraps and wiped this one out... I need to get a black deep frame...  I was really excited to put the black threads hanging out...hoping to keep them sticking out when I frame it.  

Day 2 and Day 3 Floating Collage Workshop-Naperville Art League

 Creating papers on Day 2, Barb, Murphy, Cindy, Sarah and Terri
 More paper to be made...
 Cindy working on her second Floating Collage
 Murphy's floating collage
 Cindy's Second piece
 Cindy's first piece. The center section with the light blue and red is raised up in height.
 Cheri's Floating Collage with the image of the black bird floating.

 Barb's piece in the Wood panel,

 Chris's Floating collage in the wood panel Frame each level is raised.

 Patsy's two piece which two more will be done she said.

 Terri's piece's title I believe is " Then there was One."

Sarah's piece was so interesting with the level wonderful piece, hard to capture the dimension in this piece's but it's there.