December 19, 2017

Promise of Things to Come...

The little Christmas cactus that sits on the windowsill in my studio is beginning to bloom - a Christmas miracle!

December 9, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree...

It's a rainy, cold day even here in SWFL.  I did manage my daily walk, but my brain was going faster than my feet.  We're hosting a dinner party in a few days.  I decided to make some small Christmas trees as a gift for our friends.  Perfect way to while away the time when it's so glum outside.

The trees were made completely out of miscellaneous stuff in my studio.  A little gold paint and glitter goes a long way to make these trees look festive.

2" wooden cubes, drill hole in middle (top)

torn scraps of book pages, ribbon, wrapping paper, trim, etc.

hors d'oeuvres sticks, wooden bead (painted gold), 
brass star (hole punched) adhered with 527 multi-glue
glitter added

glass marbles adhered with glue to bottom of wood cubes
(these will serve as feet)

stack torn papers in graduating sizes small to large on stick;
glue stick into drilled hole

December 6, 2017

A Day at the Beach collage

I'm calling her done - may add a little paint to the flowers in her hair...gotta think about it a bit.

December 5, 2017

Bits and Pieces...#1

Continuing on with collage...

Determining placement of background inspiration

 first layer of background (paint)

adhere background inspiration piece using matte medium

incorporate background inspiration piece with paint

having fun replacing head on figure - head is bigger than the original - cut up dress to make a skirt - add legs adhere all to background using matte medium

It's time to think about her hair...the real fun begins after that - embellish!

December 4, 2017

Pieces of the Puzzle...

Sifting through images of figures, features, landscapes, etc.; cutting out, rearranging, putting together, theory of thirds, adding paint...what will it become?

December 3, 2017


I've accumulated a ton of magazines.  It's about time to do something with them before they overtake my studio.  Sorting through pages, saving only images and words I may use in mixed media collage...I've only worked my way through about a 1/4 of my stash of magazines!

December 2, 2017


Happily "Irma Packs a Punch" was awarded an Honorable Mention with a monetary award at last night's opening reception.  She will also find a new home with these fine people on January 7, 2018.

December 1, 2017

"Telling a Story"...

Telling a Story: Narrative Art
Reception, Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Naples Art Association
585 Park Street
Naples FL 34102