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

Thursday, November 29, 2007


I am practicing just living in the moment. Living is not about living in the present in each and every day, but about living in the moment of each and every second. When I find myself in the moment there is great peace, there is just me. I am just me and nothing more.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Journal Book

I can't wait to see this new book. It is available for pre-order on Amazon,,,,,,, and I have a few entries in it! Yipee! Great Job, Dawn!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bunny Slippers and New Purse

Bunny slippers and new purse
This is my latest painting. I am happy with the brightness of it and the background texture. I love Golden's molding paste because it drys quickly. I have been using it on a lot of my pieces lately. I'm also into a thing with bunny slippers. I never grew out of my desire to have waaaay cute slippers! They should make children's slippers in womens sizes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

110 Glistening Eggs

110 Glistening Eggs
Originally uploaded by Christina Romeo
I just love Christina's work. Here is another one of her textile pieces. You can find her etsy shop in her flickr profile.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Four houses

I was so busy today. I did have time to create this. I like how it came out, and I am always reminded of how wonderful cheesecloth is. Can you guess the size? In the 1980's I had a greeting card company and I made cards with cheesecloth for texture. They were abstract and the texture was the main focus.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My Pet Turtle

I am on strike, well as far as household chores go. No errands, no taking care of things, just a day of making art.
I wanted to make something a little different today, so here's what I painted. I also made some aceo's that look similiar. I like that it is a little different but still has the feel of my other work. It is available in my shop.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Journal Page

I'm feeling very frustrated today. I NEED more time to make art. I think I need to sell my home, buy a condo in a less expensive environment, near water or trees, or both, and make art to my hearts content. But then, how would I pay for my health insurance?

Friday, November 9, 2007

Letting go...journal page

I took a day off of work today. I went to the thrift store, something I love to do but never have enough time. I found and old watercolor paper tablet and a book on pencil drawing, how cool is that?
Here is another journal page. I made the art first then I'll add text later tonite.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Journal page

Journal page
I've been working on some journal pages that are not bound in a book. Well, not yet. My idea is to make single pages and then bound them into a book later. I like working on a single page sometimes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hat, Illustration Friday

This is my entry for IF. I had a hard time with this one, and I'm not sure why. I make hats all the time, on my curious creatures. Well, maybe its just timing, I'm in a more serious mood today. This is an artist trading card size.
It is for sale here

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Artist you should know about

These journals are made by the talented artist Celeste Douville. I had the pleasure of meeting her at our artist meet up at Third Place Books. She creates amazing journals. She uses lots of layers, paint, and texture. I like the freeness of her work. She also makes PMC jewelry. You can see more of her work in her shop.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

If I knew you

"If I knew you and you knew me"

Mixed Media piece created on 5 x 7 x 1.5 thick gallery wrapped canvas. Fabric used in the background for texture, titanium white acrylic paint given for added texture. Collaged text from an old book.

Latest journal page

Journal page

I hope you had a nice halloween, we only had one trick or treeter. We live on the bottom of a culdesac and most of the action was up the hill!

Here is my latest page.