2" x 3" mixed media collage
-with the following ingredients, some hope and imagination:
a piece rubber shelf lining (painted with *Modern Options)
aluminum sheet (run through crimper)
Radio Shack resistor
multi-color seed beeds
metal heart(painted with *Modern Options)
"hope" metal ephemera
knock out seal(painted with *Modern Options)
As you see here "Hope" comes in all shapes and sizes.
Here's a photo I took off of Highway 67 in Ramona, CA just after the Cedar Fires in 2003. I wasn't living here then, but we had happened to take a weekend drive and I came upon this photo op. It was fitting for the time and it seems fitting now.
Hope for 2008.
we find each other in good health
we are surrounded by loved ones
we continue to share with others
we reach out to those in need
we practice kindness
we find forgiveness
we practice peace
in this spirit, we are happy
To my friends, Happy New Year! 2008 ... thanks for the visits and your kind words on my blogs :"The Way I See It" and "The Artful Eye"
Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
4X4 canvas Golden Fluid acrylics, gel medium,
7 gypsies-rubber stamps Alpha Stamps - collage sheet
"Surprise"! another from my clown series. I will be posting more from this series in the upcoming weeks.
It's been a cold day here for San Diego, CA. I don't believe the temp has gone above 55 degrees. and I'm enjoying the fact that it feels a bit wintry. Now I'm sure my sunny socal friends would shoot me for saying this and my midwest/eastcoast friends are laughing because these temps are balmy... but this is what I miss about the seasons. Now if it would just snow a teeny, weensy bit.
I guess I need to head back to Julian, CA for snow. Don't forget to stop by my other blogspot for news just in from : "The Way I See It"
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
How bad do you want to make your buddies feel on your next fishing trip? Well here's a 'fishy tale' for y'all about "the big one" or should I say the basket o' fish I had caught on a fishing trip in the Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO. (area was just like this)
One day before I transition from this life, I'd like to try fly fishing in Montana standing in a 'cool river' with full set of hip waders, casting my fly rod into the chilly waters, as I gaze into the great blue yonder, hair blowin' in the wind, surrounded by puffy white clouds- that look like this...
Oh.. and did I mention I like "Fish and Chips."
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I know as artists we've all stumbled upon this quandry at one time or another where you see something you like and think, "Hey I can make that.. then the next question is, "But will I really?" and do I have time etc. etc. You know what I mean. Well this was one of those times for me. A friend of mine had come to work with this really cool vinyl bag and I immediately fell in love. Then after some precise fondling and carefully perusing over the details of how this bag was made I immediately sprung into action. I went to my desk, sketched the details and went to work. I already had the newspaper, I had collage material, I needed large grommets a sewing machine and aquarium tubing and ViOLa! A vinyl bag was born.
Another view and both sides are collaged.
So when the urge strikes, just do it!
(Now do I have to pay Nike for this?)
Oh.. and for those inquiring minds the store where my friend
purchased her bag was Anthropologie a fine purveyor of drygoods.
Thanks for stopping by. My other blogspot: "The Way I See It"
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Vineyard Haven, MA on Martha's Vineyard
"In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged."-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
If you had a question for the Dalai Lama what would it be?
My other blogspot: "The Way I See It"
Monday, December 3, 2007
and you just can't do it without the white stuff.
Here's another acrylic block 2"X 5 ". Reverse painting, collage imagery, gel medium. I'm telling you these are so fun and rewarding you must give this technique a try.
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