Journal Pages

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Published!














So Thrilled to be published!

Look for  me in the May/June issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors!




Prints available here at my Etsy shop:)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Save a Tree….Carve a Tiki





Sadly, this queen palm has died…a toxic disease that affected a couple of our other queens…we were warned it would spread and it did.



No choice but to call the tree trimmer.


However, this is no ordinary tree trimmer.  Behold - Chainsaw Art!


And it just keeps getting better…add the grinder for detail work.




30 minutes from start…(longer than Mr. Trey expected)…here's the result!  Happy Dance!  Pretty awesome seeing the whole process!




As he stands…with a heart tattoo for my tiki loving husband:)

P.S. The artist/tree trimmer info:  Trey Bliffen's Tree Service, 772-475-3378 Stuart, FL


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sacred Heart Stencil Giveaway


Just a note! 

 If you have an obsession with stencils as I do, check out the blog link on artistcellar to enter a giveaway

In addition, there's a blog hop underway and design team inspiration for these Sacred Heart series stencils.  That's where you'll find the process I used to create my own sacred heart.



Monday, March 31, 2014

Green!

A quickie post on the Monday garden feature…






Great things happening here!  Will share more later…till then, share your green and be joyful!






Saturday, March 1, 2014

Seeing Red


Continuing on my series of The Average Woman…

Latest works include "Seeing Red"

 

A diptych - two 16 x 20 canvases…good motivation to go larger next project…


Featuring canvas one…the colors are so different from the above photo…not sure why, but this is closer to the tones in the actual piece.  Multitudes! of layers!  These pieces started out as compositions of ginkgo leaves….they're still detectable if you look closely.


A closer look at canvas two…wondering if your eye goes directly where mine does?



A closer crop of canvas one to share texture details, lots of sgraffito and some collaging from a chinese newspaper confiscated long ago from a business trip…if only I knew what it said!

The inspiration for this piece in my Average Woman series was the color RED and the connotation of RED in the Chinese language:  JOY & Good Fortune.  Notice the relationships in shape and pattern versus the lines of dark colors and the blocks ranging from cool to warm colors interlaced with text…what does this piece say to you?

And it just SO happens I was thinking of Ms. Jenny today…give her a visit!

Jenny Matlock









Saturday, January 25, 2014

SherbeT {shur'bit}

I couldn't get the color scheme of sherbet out of my mind when working on a recent diptych…Sherbet ….Sixties…Sweet…Innocent…Young...




Inspiration from a generous friend who gifted me a slew of treasures including sewing patterns {Thank You Norma and Tam} followed by a couple of Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks published in the early 60's bought at a local flea market when visiting family…





Explorations of the early 60's…Memories of our family routines that are so different from today…I'm not sure there is a person out there who could keep up with our parents' schedules… I can't...








Comforting rituals…..more to follow in this series!