Making it My Own

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Downsizing and moving into a new home is a daunting task. Trying to make sense of how I wanted to set up my new studio space seemed overwhelming. Since unpacking and setting up our living spaces was first on our list, my designated studio area sat like this (and the next picture) for quite a […]

Print and Play

So what is this you might ask? The brand name is Gelli and it is a soft, flexible printing block. Very cool, but a little expensive (for the size.) Years ago when I was teaching printmaking, I used to make baking pans full of clear gelatin to take into school for my students to print […]

Block Printing 101

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Recently when I was delivering this artwork to a show, someone asked me how I had made it. Like the artist pack rat that I am, I replied, “Oh, it’s a collage from prints that I found in my studio.” Those of you who are artists yourselves know exactly what I am referring to. That […]

Art Meets Light

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Recently I took one of my VIDA scarves to visit its mother (aka the original artwork it was based on.) My three Flying Lessons artworks are part of the Art-in-Common exhibition at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona. Danielle and I had some fun with my camera and talked about the challenges of […]

Right Under My Nose

Earlier this fall, I was reorganizing my studio space (aka basement.) and I found some forgotten jars of Versatex fabric silkscreen ink. This find inspired me to experiment with some paper and pre-cut stencils.  Supplies include: newsprint, plastic stencils, Bondo scrapers (and other random plastic cards), silkscreen frames, masking tape, cotton fabric, plates and spoons. […]

Freebie Friday!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

As I announced on Facebook this week, I am giving away 4 of my original VIDA scarves today! Just review the 4 scarves below and select the one that you want. Look for the Leave a Reply area at the bottom of the blog. Type your name and e-mail address in the required fields. Then type […]

Wearable Art!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The following images will show you the 4 artworks that I have selected to be reinterpreted into scarves for VIDA. Twilight Fish: the original artwork is deconstructed silkscreen with fiber reactive dyes on paper. Below is the scarf version. Turtle Waltz: the original artwork is deconstructed silkscreen with fiber reactive dyes on cotton with additional […]

The Five Last Pins

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Art Quilts, Uncategorized | One Comment

I always breathe a sigh of relief when I get to the last 5 pins on a quilt.  This means that the quilt is almost to a stage where it won’t fall apart…and I’ll quit randomly sticking myself with pins as I sew! The construction of this quilt seems to parallel the many small milestones […]

Remembering Annie in Art

Once again, Annie, our beagle has been captured sniffing out art! This time it is a portrait of her. I think this was actually the first artwork of Annie that I did.  It was started as a painting demonstration that I did for a class. I was always glad that I had captured the funny […]

“Guardians of Little Toy Soldiers”

The creek near our home has been, at times, a gathering place for little lads and their assorted ephemera of toys and pails and such.  The elusive trout are their constant companions.  Try as they might, the children find fish hard to catch.  The fish always seem to elude the grasps of the boys.  Once […]