Illustration, Art Journals, Photography, and anything that moves me!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I'm working on a theme called "Silence". This piece measures 11 x 14 inches and is on gallery wrapped canvas. I used artist canvas to cover the mouth and the word Silence is underneath. I stitched the torn canvas piece to the main part of the canvas using book binding thread.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Textile art

I spotted this crochet piece in an antique store in Port Townsend yesterday. Simply amazing! It was almost life size. It made me wonder about the artist and where he/she is today. Click on the photo to see large size detail.

Friday, October 19, 2007

These are so cool. This one is by Jason Vivona. You can see them all here. Make sure to click on each one, they rotate. I love these I might order the blank set to make some of my own.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Journal pages

I've been working in my journal. I don't write very much, but mostly paint in them. I'm working on getting free-er with my art.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Art Journal Progress

I have been working on my art journal this weekend. These pictures aren't very good, as it is cloudy here in Seattle. I took photos of the back, both covers, and the top.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Starting a new art journal

I am starting another new journal. After the "1,000 Artists Journals project" entries I sent off my journal and I am missing it, so I decided to start another one. It seems I never finish them totally anyway. Here is just the front. I will try to take some pics with my camera when the lighting is better. This is from my scanner. I got the journal from Daniel Smith. I'm not sure if they have these anymore but I really like the rough torn archival watercolor pages in them. I'll be taking more photos of my journal this weekend.

I used a new poster paint type white pen for my identification in her hair! It is a "Pen-touch" quick dry opaque white ink, permanent marker. I love it!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Papaya and Lemon"

I have been experimenting with different backgrounds. I love the muslin and the texture it gives. On this piece I have used joint compound. I usually prep 5 pieces at one time, then they are ready when I feel like painting. This piece measures 8 x 8 x 1.5 inches. The colors are much better in person. I use artist grade acrylics and an archival finishing spray.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Textile art patches

The fall weather motivates me to work with fabric more. I love making these little pieces in one sitting.
I made these art patches from images of my own art. The larger one has vinyl over the face of it giving it a polished look. They are stuffed with polyfill and hand stitched.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I hadn't thought about that

I hadn't thought about that...

I created this piece over the weekend. I like how it turned out. I am so wanting to make fabric/muslin creatures or fabric brooches or something out of fabric. I get this craving when fall comes, there is something soothing about sewing,,,, fabric,,, tactile.

oh yeah, this piece is in my shop.