Monday, August 31, 2009

My First Mosaic Pot!

This was such a fun project - did it outside in my back yard on a big table. To see step by step instructions go to my hubpages at:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Prayer and Meditation - mixed media collage

I love starting a piece and watching it unfold - it is a constant surprise. Sometimes, in the middle I may find I'm really upset because it's just not working! And, if I keep at it, it may lead to some next step that pulls it all together and that's when I feel joy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Three Faces

These masks were so much fun to create - it seems they now have a life of their own!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Earth - mixed media collage

I'm reposting this one because I think it is a clearer image!

Morning Star - mixed media collage

I was struggling recently with some execution issues while starting back up in collage, and found a book that has really been helpful - Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists by Ann Baldwin (oh, and I hit on some great garage sales for interesting objects!)- she has some valuable tips for layering and working with translucent paint - I love Golden acrylics and the colors are stunning! Anyway, feel free to share any of your favorite tips with me on the subject!

Revlations is my home away from home!

This is the coffee house, restaurant, and used book store where I hang out between work and home - you know, that place you go for a latte, where you can bring a lap top and write or blog or meet friends. Somehow it never feels like time wasted, but time well spent. Do you have a place like that you love to go? I wonder where everyone else hangs out...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

On my porch - favorite things!

I love the summer and putting things on my enclosed front porch!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Buddha in the garden

This summer I was really happy with my front garden and found this great Buddha at a great yard sale in Kansas City. Buddha seems happy in the garden.