Saturday, February 25, 2012

{the post that almost had no title}...

3 finished pieces. 
 I only used one of the original photo collages I started with. 
I wanted something with a bit less of a polished look.  So I chose
a couple of my first paintings.
But how to attach?  There are so many options.
 After considering encaustic.  I went with gel and matte medium instead.
I know these materials better.  My experiments using encaustic are still to unpredicatable.
More on that someday.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the sides.   
A solid color white or black would have been fine
but I wanted something "different".  Whatever that meant. 
I had a grunge ribbon around them for a while and I was about to
go with that when inspiration struck.
Laying on the desk top were writing scraps from
another printing experiment.

It was the perfect touch.
It was just what I was wanting.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

{6X6 Canvas Art ~ paper}

A couple of little pieces of canvas art. 
Collecting paper can be as addicting
as collecting fabric.  So it was time to dive into my paper stash for
a little collage work.
I've been starting the day with this in my mind.
It's layer upon layer of paper petals or rays depending on whether
I see a sunflower or the sun

 The second piece is a quote from Walt Whitman.
Made of far fewer layers.  I could keep adding more
and more and it may be just as fun but I tend to like the simple clean layout . So I stop. 
It's bright and cheery and
the quote helps set me free.

Friday, February 10, 2012


poem stitching is finished and I have
submitted it for consideration to the Tis Gallery show Piece and Poem
which begins Feb 22

 Close up of additional hand stitching and flowers.
The poem that I created of the fabric strips reads:

want to step

of existence



The main poem reads:


do not
want to step so quickly
over a beautiful line on God’s palm
as I move through the earth’s

I do not want to touch any object in this world
without my eyes testifying to the truth
that everything is
my Beloved.
Something has happened
to my understanding of existence
that now makes my heart always full of wonder
and kindness.
I do not
want to step so quickly
over this sacred place on God’s body
that is right beneath your
own foot
As I
Dance with
Precious life

~ Hafiz 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

{WIP~Machine Stitched Poetry}...

Ever since I first saw stitched "writing" by Ruth Rae I have been
excited about trying it out for myself.
This is my first large scale attempt.
The peice measures 16x20.
The main poem is by Hafiz titled
 Then  using the existing words in the poem I created an additional poem by me.
Which I distingished from the Today poem by stitching those words on strips of fabric and applying them 3 dimensionally on top of the original words.
Below a close up of those lines
 I also plan to add additional 3d "flower" elements
as shown below.
 I will enclude the words to both poems when I show the completed piece.