Changing Direction

Changing Direction

At the beginning of the year, I created a vision board. I’ve been creating one or two a year for about five years. This one was all about what inspired me. There were things I thought I’d like to make and colors I was drawn to. It didn’t stay that way for long. In March, [...]

See you at CHA!

Hello CHA Hoppers, Last year was my first time at CHA. I had no idea what it even was. For those of you that don't know the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA), here's the story: This association is "celebrating  75 years of connecting the creative arts and crafts industry. CHA Mega Conference and Trade Show [...]

2014 in review…Thank you to all who visited my blog/webpage

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 470 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the [...]

Texture In Art

Texture In Art

It's Monday. I have buried myself in papers for weeks. Collage papers, notes, grocery lists, articles about art, and notes for this blog. I have been digging out for a few days now and I have found some interesting things about texture. And I have been using it in my artwork. I love texture. There [...]

Cleaning Stencils

Having a free Monday is a treat for me. Most of the time Mondays are a big clean up or finish up of the weekend. Not that we throw thrash and things around but you know those last dribs and drabs that didn't get done?With not too much to do around the house I gave [...]

Create For You

As I have said many times before, it's been awhile.  You know how it goes. Minutes turn into hours; hours turn into days, and before you know it, it's been months.   Sigh.The last time I wrote here, I had just come back from an intensive art study in Taos, NM. I was a bit frustrated back [...]

Trip to Taos, NM

On April 21st. a fellow artist and myself left for an intensive art seminar in Taos, NM.We were told to bring every little thing you might need for 8 days of creating. There are no art stores in Taos anymore. We filled a midsize SUV with our supplies, snacks, and cameras.Views in AZWe arrived in Santa [...]

Post Class

As promised, photos of some of the papers that were created. The students said that they had a good time and now want to use the papers they created, in a project. So next Thursday which is our "Painting Day", they will bring their papers and a sub straight to create a collage.  I am [...]

Collage Paper Class

My hubby and I spent the day setting up for my new class, Collage Paper.Four people have signed up for the class and I am so excited to share all the ways to make papers for collage.We will be altering brown paper bags, newsprint, newspapers, card stock, tissue paper, Mulberry papers and National Graphic Magazine [...]

New Art Books

I just bought some new art books. Not too exciting for you maybe, but for me it was. One is titled "A Daily Creativity Journal 365 Make Something Every Day And Change Your Life". The author gave himself a task of creation an original artwork every day for a year. He chose to make Skulls. [...]

I can see that life can get too too busy. I get on the ball that is my life and keep rolling along as if something would happen to me if I just stepped off. I could. Don't know why I don't.I remember a time when I first had my skate board. In the 60's. [...]