This blog is now the place where I will share images about my home 'renovation' journey - basically all cosmetic re-do...but this will avoid clogging my art blog with the home pics. As always, my art can be seen on my website:, and also on my art blog: I may also include a few other ramblings as the mood strikes.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

I just love the trunk of this japanese wisteria- it's two trunks that have twisted and grown together over the past 8 the center of the knot garden of our garden sanctuary....this has been the week to pull weeds. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 29, 2005

the real thing.... Posted by Hello

A garden nightmare .... I've been spending a little bit a day trying to figure out my photoshop program...needless to say I have a long way to go...three heads are not necessarily better than one. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Moonlight Black- that's what I've titled this ATC I made from the dig. image below. I painted the entire image with acrylic paints, changing accents here and there. The image is mounted on cardstock. Size is 2 1/2" X 3 1/2". Posted by Hello

Me and You, Babe....a digital face-off. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 16, 2005

A collage a day keeps the blues at bay...... Posted by Hello

Use it or lose I used up those scraps.... Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 14, 2005

I will be teaching my Triangle Journal Sculpture workshop at the Altered Asylum in California in October. These are a few of my copyrighted class samples. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

another beeswax collage is below....

You can go here for a description.

to open? or not to open? those are the questions.... Posted by Hello

Another Beeswax collage.....

You can go to my website for details and more beeswax pics:

Posted by Hello

Monday, May 09, 2005

Cork alphabet stamps put to use....

I used some of the faux paste paper shown below, with my recently carved cork alphabet stamps to create this spread in an altered day planner calendar RR I'm in. I stamped the letters with acrylic paint.
Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 08, 2005

An altered Book Tip In page..."What is Left?"

This page was created for Sylvia M.'s breast cancer-themed altered book: "I Had Two When I Came In..." I used the layered fiber paper I just shared.
Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Put A Cork In It!

After a member of on online art group asked about mounting rubber stamps on more than one side of a block of wood, I got to thinking about carving on both sides of a cork- and tested that theory by carving this set of alphabet cork stamps today. They might not be labeled * fine art*, but they suit my interest in quirky art. Though it didn't get the garden weeded, I had fun.

Posted by Hello

Friday, May 06, 2005

and even more ....

I've created some more layered papers (a la' T. Bautista in Spring 2005 Cloth Paper Scissors magazine). This one has fibers sandwiched in between tissue. For more on these papers, you can go here.
Hot pink Posted by Hello

...and some ATC's I've created today...

I created these nine ATC's using my 'serendipity' paper (which was made with a cardstock base) and Artchix transparencies. Serendipity paper is simply randomly collaged scraps of paper glued to another paper base. It's a good way to use up small fragments to develop background papers. You may go to the above link to view individual images.

Nine Nudes Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

An altered calendar page

...the secret is love Posted by Hello

This image shows some of the glued layer paper I've recently made. More calendar pages can be seen in this album. For more on the layered paper, you can go here. This is the glued layered paper I used for this calendar page spread.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Rather than toss the freezer paper used for the glued layers of papers, I've made faux paste paper instead, using the SHINY side on which to paint (that way, the reverse matte side can be adhered with any adhesive, liquid or otherwise). I used Golden's heavy bodied acrylic paints, mixed with glazing liquid (to retard drying time) and a bit of water. The paints were brushed on and texturized with my little orange rubber texturizer. Once dry, I applied a contrasting coat of paint, and repeated the process. I also used the wooden tip of my paint brush to scrape the 's' scroll centers, exposing a bit of the white of the freezer paper.
This piece is 18"W X 30"L Posted by Hello

faux paste paper using freezer paper Posted by Hello

Another place to share....

I've decided to jump on the blog bandwagon, even though I have my own website blog (journal) . I've been working on some background papers, using up scraps and now using up the freezer paper I used in making some glued layers of paper (a la T. Bautista in CPS).
I just finished two pieces, making faux paste paper.