Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. (Pierre Bonnard)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

solvent papers

Here are some samples of the solvent papers I did at our meeting Saturday.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Art Gang Ohio meeting

We had a great meeting today. There were 7 of us attending. We did "show and tell", some fun techniques ,ate our lunch then made "turp papers" only we used Citrasolve today. They turned out really neat. We also used white on white fabric for a backfround technique then used Elmers glue as a resist and used Neverdull on magazine pages.. As usual the ladies were generous with handouts for everyone and snacks too. We meet on the 4th Saturday of the month at my home in New London Ohio. I will get some pictures put on here of the "turp papers" I did.

Monday, February 19, 2007


This is at Kellys Graphics and Art in Milan Ohio.It got an honorable mention at the Firelands Art League art show last fall.

5x5 matted to 8x8 in gold frame "Imagine"

I used spackling,tyvek,UTEE,polymer clay,wire.bead,natural stone. this photo doesn't show the detail well at all.

Just finished this one yesterday

This is matted with black to 16x20 size.this title is "Beauty".
There is gold foil in places that doesn't show up very well in this photo.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow and polaroid workshop

Another snowy day! My hubby and I went out to feed the livestock(2 cats,two guinea fowl and the wild birds) and shovel the walks and clean off the cars. them went to town to get the Sunday paper. My hubby likes to "play in the snow". the roads haven't been cleared off yet.
I took my cane,it helps me get through the 2 feet of snow, and went back to the Guineas pen to feed them and they weren't there! Theymust have flown back in the woods to roost. They do that sometimes. Probably so the coyotes don't get them.
I received a newsletter for the Firelands Area Art League yesterday about a Polaroid transfer workshop taught by Mark Gregg. It's on March 17 at the Salvation Army Community room in Norwalk Ohio. for more information call419-668-0786. Sounds like fun! I'm planning on going.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

This is one of my recent mixed media collages.
I don't have it framed yet. It's about 12x14.

My very first blog

I have decided to join the bloggers. So here I go! I love doing all kinds of art but I'm not very productive at times. Sometimes I can't get the creative ideas out fast enough and other times I'm a total blank. Thank goodness for my very inspiring friends that belong to our "Art Gang Ohio" Yahoo group.
I'm in the process fo trying to frame one of my mixed media collages. I went to the craft store today but didn't have much luck finding what I needed. I guess I will have to order what I need or spend some extra $$ and take it to a framer.
Do most of you artists frame your own art or have them done professionally?