Monday, March 31, 2014


6x6 Acrylic, Collage, Stitching,
Still using the reams of paper I made using the Gelli Plate. I'm enjoying this process...It's a nice combination of painting, collage and quilting-ish. Some of these will be available at Synchronicity Gallery in Glen Arbor, MI this season.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

true confessions

Lake View 2
12x12 collage
this is where it is at the moment.....trying to salvage.
I'm not sure if I'm done or not...I'm mad at myself.

Where it was yesterday....
after I had the bright idea mid painting, to turn it into a landscape.

One of my constant struggles in painting is having an idea or concept, and sticking with it. The smart thing to do when these "other" ideas come up is to write them down and try them on the next painting. Stay the course. But if I'm the least bit distracted.... I veer off course into another idea. 

The trouble with this, for me anyway, is 
1. I never complete the original idea...which is sometimes a good one.
2. Because the base of the second idea is on top of a different's not a good solid place to start.

I've been lazy. 
The best way to stop this flighty behavior is to actually write the concept down on tape or a post it...and have it right near my palette. 
To remember the WHY I'm painting this in the first place. 
Where's that sticky note pad?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014


6x6 Acrylic collage
Wish it was as easy to achieve in life as it is in collage...... I'm balance challenged.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

northern lights

'Northern Lights'
6x6 Acrylic Collage with stitching
Still playing cut and paste and sew with the Gelli Plate papers that I made....You'll be seeing these for a while... I made LOTS of paper. :-)

Monday, March 24, 2014


6x6 Acrylic Collage with stitching
Still snipping, gluing, stitching... I could stay in the studio for a really long time doing these.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

mini collage...with stitching

"No Plan At All"
Acrylic collage with stitching

"Sky At Night"
Acrylic Collage with stitching
I've been in the studio... almost exclusively. I occasionally emerge...blinking.

I've been making papers using the "Gelli Plate". It's a bouncy rubbery gelatin-like substance that allows you to make mono prints with-out a press. I'm addicted! Now I'm trying to use all these amazing  papers I've made. 


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