May 28, 2021

Miss Twiggy

Small work made from cardboard, plaster mesh, a button, found twigs and acorn caps.  

We have live oak trees all over our neighborhood.  I love collecting the twigs and acorns that I find on my morning walks.  The other day I found two that reminded me of human legs and feet...that sparked an idea...

My process
4.5" x 7" cardboard covered with plaster mesh

body pattern

insert legs

add wings and masking tape

cover with paper clay; head made of apoxie sculpt; acorn cap



May 22, 2021

Corkscrew Sanctuary Adventure

Art journal page created from Corkscrew Sanctuary guidebook.  

It was a beautiful day, but hot-hot-hot!  I had read an article in our daily newspaper about the flowers in bloom at the sanctuary.  It had been years since we visited - so bottles of water in hand and hats on our heads - off we were on our great adventure.  The foliage was very green, blue skies, slight breeze.  The boardwalk was shaded for the most part.  We could hear various birds singing in the treetops.  Tons of wild flowers about.  We also espied two small alligators and numerous butterflies.  All in all, a satisfying visit to the swamp.

American Elderberry flowers with berries

Swamp Hibiscus

Buttonbush (reminds me of, dare I say it, COVID-19!)

Cool looking bugs - Spartocera Fusca - I think

May 17, 2021

My Feet Hurt!

I was glancing through a fashion magazine at the nail salon last week.  The ad with shoes brought back memories from days of yore!  It's hard to remember that I once wore stiletto heeled shoes - just thinking about it now makes my feet hurt!

my process