Sunday, November 29, 2009

{First Attempts at Soldering}

This was my 3rd attempt.  As you can see from my first 2 it is quite an improvement 

These were my first 2 attempts.  I was ready to give up after the first.
But tried it again.  And even again.  Which did produce a barely useable piece above

Sister's Art Journal part 4...

The final 2 pages in my art journal are lacy linen inserts.  The stitching reads wink between the lines.
sort of like these 2 pages in the book.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sister's Art Journal part 3...

Creating an Art Journal for myself is such a pleasure.  I think back to how we stored photos before art journals.  There were either kept is an old shoe box or put in photo albums.  Nothing fancy just picture after picture.  But oh! The Art Journal takes these photos to a work of art.  I still have boxes of photos that I need to get to.

Sister' Art Journal part 2...

Sisters Art Journal...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More Photoshop techniques...

These photos are all very basic first steps in my exploration of Photoshop Elements possibilities.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Self Portraits from VisualPoetry workshop...

Having a really delightful time using the new techniques I am learning from theVisualPoetry workshop. 

Playing with photos like this is like getting a tattoo without having to commit to it for live.  and  ohhhhh the options

It is a happy talent to know how to play
                   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, November 13, 2009

VisualPoetry lessons ...

This was our first lesson.
Quite a difference
Other examples of workshop lessons.
These only use a couple of different layers and
blending modes but the more I use them the more
I begin to understand them

Other more subtle differences

VisualPoetry Workshop - Week 1 Lesson 3...

I am learning so much about Photoshop Elements from
Susan Tuttle's - VisualPoetry workshop. This is an altered photo from Week one, Lesson 3. It has been so frustrating trying to use Photoshop Elements. And I could only scratch the surface of what it could do. With Susan's workshop I am having fun and learning all kinds of great stuff.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

{Thank You}

We had a great time yesterday
and I wanted to thank everyone who came out to support Art
and the artists.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

{Les Femmes des Montage Fall Show & Sale}

This is it our big fall show.
The one everyone waits for.
It's our 5th year now and we'd love to see you there
Today, Saturday November 7, 2009
Hassayampa Inn
Marina Room (between the Inn and the APS office)
11am to 8pm
Reception 5-8pm
Catered by the Hassayampa Inn
Cash wine bar available
Music by Sequoia, Classical Guitarist
10% of the profits from the sale
donated to "Arts in Prescott Schools"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

{New Items for Saturday's Les Femmes des Montage show}

Felted vine scarf.
Knit with hand dyed yarn I got from the Navajo Indians
Mohair wrap/scarf
and a simple black wool scarf with a silk ruffly fringe

(Exercises from Susan Tuttle's Visual Poetry Workshop)

Playing with before and after shots from Susan Tuttle's Visual Poetry Workshop

{New Design in Fabric Post Cards}

I am so happy to present an additional style in my fabric postcards. They will debut next Saturday at Les Femmes des Montage show here in Prescott, AZ. We had a great article in the local newspaper The Daily Courier. This is our 5th annual show and I am very proud of our accomplishments over the last five years in bring a quality art show, put on by local artist to our community. This is a grassroots operation conceived and plan out of our homes. To see it grow and succeed has been a very rewarding and encouraging for me in my continue efforts as an artist.