April 29, 2013

An Illustration...

Drawing in Photoshop Elements - fun, interesting, time-consuming and...

A simple line drawing in black & white in PSE adding color and textures - a good way to work with layers.  This was a fun learning experience, but took so much time!

Combination of "Branded" texture (courtesy of Kim Klassen) and one of my own textures.

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April 23, 2013

It Makes Me Feel Like Dancing...

This delightful sculpture greets one at the entry of the Mattie Kelly Art Center on the campus of Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL.

"If Only" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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April 19, 2013

Opening Reception...

You are invited to the opening reception of my solo exhibition of art quilts on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2PM at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Holzhauer Gallery, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, FL 32578. 

The exhibit runs April 21 - May 31, 2013.

April 14, 2013


Using everyday household items, I created a doll celebrating my inner child.

My method 
masking tape to join the pieces together

doll shape covered with paper clay and left to dry

loving thoughts for my inner child printed on deli paper, adhered with matte medium

"Seriously" texture courtesy of Kim Klassen

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April 11, 2013

Light and Shadows

Original photo taken in Nova Scotia.  The boardwalk led to the sea.  It was a glorious day for a walk.

"Blue Moon" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art

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April 8, 2013

Spools of Thread...

Vintage spools of thread and buttons too.  The shelves in the haberdasher's shop in Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia were filled with sewing memorabilia.  

A stitched brush added a nice "frame" to the photo.

"Edith" and "Isobel" textures courtesy of Kim Klassen.

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April 5, 2013


One definition of collage is "a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another..."

The background is one my own textures.  The individual components are comprised of clip art butterflies and a hand, assorted brushes, self-portrait, Photoshop Elements shapes.  Topped off with the "DreamWonder" texture.

"DreamWonder" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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