I have been squeezing in studio time as much as I am able to these days. I keep stalling out on a now years-long project with a winter solstice theme. I am more than halfway through the project, however I have a few images in this series that just need a complete do-over. This wasContinue reading “Winter Mixed Media Art”
With the start of the school year looming, I’m trying to wrap up some unfinished projects around here. This particular embroidery was started over spring break. I tried to add a few details, but ultimately ended up ripping them all out, and instead opting for a simple landscape. You can find it for sale here.Continue reading “Nebraska Embroidery”
I’ve been using printmaking to make Valentine’s since I was a kid – maybe started this tradition when I was in 3rd grade? My parents were always into printmaking and they thankfully taught me linocut early on. This year I had to go with the masked theme. Some of these will be available in theContinue reading “Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day”
This neuron is the second round from a much earlier embroidery that was never completely satisfied with the outcome. I started with the leg of some worn out pants. This gray would prove to be a good choice when I decided to make this a functional artwork and not a wall hanging. The pouches areContinue reading “Neuron”
Oof this artwork was a long time in the making. It was one that took so much waiting between layers and materials that I stalled out many times. The rocks are a mixture of magazine collage, collage from paintings, and real lake stones. The water is layers of tissue paper, acrylic paint, and gel medium.
I don’t always remember to document the process of my art, but collage lends itself particularly well to this. I always have an image in my head when I begin an artwork. My perfectionism hinders my speed at times. For whatever reason, I find that collage is the media where the outcome most often matchesContinue reading “Winter Tabby”
Collage is one of those art forms that kids naturally understand. As adults, I think it is best if we give them access to materials and then get out of the way. However, as children spend more time practicing with collage, their work will become more sophisticated and they will need additional supports with materials,Continue reading “Collage: Getting Started”
Sea Change, mixed media, 18×24″, 2010. This combination of painting, collage, and drawing came about as a result of a weird dream I had where this woman was sailing away on a Viking ship. I added in surreal details to add to the dream-like idea. It recently found a new home, in a friend’s newContinue reading “Sea Change”
Garbage Landscape, 12 x 16″, mixed media, 2019. Pretty self-explanatory image. The clouds are tissue paper with paint thickly applied. The ground is corrugated cardboard with the top layer peeled off, and painted.
Hockey Chicken, 12 x 18″, Mixed Media, 2018. Last summer I spent a fabulous week with other TAB (teaching for artistic behaviors) art teachers in Boston for a week-long grad class. We shared ideas, listened to guest speakers, and had glorious studio time. This artwork began with the just the chicken head. It is aContinue reading “Hockey Chicken”