in the red

last night i finished up number 8, in the red and started on number 9, yet to be titled. i am completely please how this series of works has come together. i have really loved working with the wood grain contact paper and vintage dollhouse wallpaper. it has been a thrill to watch what happens after applying the white layer of paint and see lines and values reveal themselves. i have got this method down, by no means has it become easier but i don't feel like i'm stumbling through the parts that make me nervous. i was initially very concerned with drawing and getting the trees just right. then it became necessary to get some better xacto knife blades and then no more glossy mod podge. all i can handle is the matte finish mod podge. some of my first pieces are a little more experimental but after settling in i have found my niche.

i am always looking for the right colors and knew i needed to work in black and white and did not feel like i had the right kind of paper and then i had that ah-ha moment last night around midnight. i finally decided to use the vintage family photos i bought years ago. i hope to have the vintage family photo trees done by saturday, so that all next week i can make some tiny little 8"x10". i'm also looking forward to getting my paper quilts back, they should be here tomorrow. i'm still shooting for about 20 pieces total. we'll see. or i suppose you'll have to come to the show to see. i just cannot wait to see it all together. my work and then also everyone elses. woohoo!


Blue Television Trees

time is flying and i have only got 16 more days to make and create. sofarso good. it seems like so little time, only two weeks. are you all ready. you are coming, right? and well. i have so much catching up to do here but with so little time, it isn't going to happen. at least i have something new to show for my absence.
the wonderful posters should be seen all around town this weekend or sooner. we've got invites in the mail and more to go out asap. life is terribly good. good as in the weather has been absolutely fantastic, i am allergy free, never had 'em. and well the trees are providing the inspiration i need. plans have changed, i'm not hitting the road afterall, i was heading out to seattle with my friend but the trip was pushed up and now she's gone and i'll just have to visit her in the next couple of months.

aside from clothesline and collier construction, i'm not doing anything much except make more art. i'm thinking about doing some 8"x 10" trees, same size as my paper quilts. single trees for single users, whatever. in new news i received the final template for the book and good news, it'll be on bookshelves come the fall, in my hands, yipes! it's not all o' crock afterall. i was seriously beginning to wonder, wander and wishing i had my quilts. went to four bridges, did you? good and amazing work. will share details asap. over and out.


six down

the dollhouse wallpaper trees are the lastest in my growing forest series. i used some of that wonderful dollhouse wallpaper from katie and incorporated more wood grain. i love this one. wish i was home during good daylight hours inorder to take better photos.

have a nice weekend all.


i'm growing impatient

here it is at the end of march and i am seriously growing impatient. about so many different little things. for one i'd like to see my little paper quilt collages pieces again. i took a couple of pics before sending them off on their way over three months ago. i'm not complaining, oh no. just barely remember anything about having worked on the quilts. i have decided to take the two images i have out of hiding and they are now in my paper quilt collage flickr set.
i worked on my finances last night and know i'm down to the wire on taxes. i will be fine, no doubt just feeling a bit crunched all around.

my traveling plans are falling in to place little by little and well um so is clothesline. i'm wrapping up piece number 5. and as soon as i'm finished i'll let you have a sneak peak.

i sold the piece i created for the passages show. can't tell you to who, cuz well that's a secret too. what's up with that?