Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gelli party





I just got my new giant gelli plate and had a giant party.
Can you tell who was there with me (in spirit)?
The last photo here is one of my prints that I manipulated a little bit, just to see what I can do with Phtoshop.

Friday, October 18, 2013

plant colors to Dye for!

My new obsession..

A picture is worth a 1000 words.. .

 What I love the most about this process is the surprise you get when you open the bundles of paper and fabric



after steaming them.






Sunday, October 13, 2013

It's that time of year...

The great Book Arts Jam is happening this coming Saturday, October 19th, 10 am - 4 pm.
The location is Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto.

Lots of inspiration for book arts lovers, print makers, calligraphers, photographers, and mixed media artists.
More info at the website: www.bookartsjam.org.

See you there!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Time is passing..

I have been absent here for so long..so here are just random pictures of some of my artwork from the last year or so. I hope to post more regularly soon.








Friday, March 1, 2013

hello - long time no see...



Coming out of my cave to say:
Check out Seth Apter’s inspiring  blog this Sunday for the latest “Pulse” installment which I am happy to be a part of.
Also, check out this ebook from Interweave that I am happy to be included in.
It is about mixed media people – creative techniques to draw, paint, collage people.
By the way: there is tons of new stuff (vintage ephemera,and new supplies) in my Etsy store.

...and here is some of my latest collage work. (This is partially what’s keeping me busy lately.)





Saturday, October 6, 2012

October/November art events



If you are in the Bay area you should check this out: The grand re-opening of the Palo Alto Art Center is today between 11 am and 5 pm.
Hands on art activities for the whole family, dance and music performances, food trucks, tour of the facilities and FREE art demonstrations by professional artists
 I will be demonstrating gelatin printmaking between 3 and 5 pm. This is one of the easiest and most fun  techniques of making art!
The location of the art center is:  1313 Newell Road  Palo Alto, CA 94303 and that's TODAY, Oct 6 between 11 and 5 pm!







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On October 20th , 10am till 4pm, there will be a whole day of exhibitions and activities related to Book Arts. In this BOOK ARTS JAM there will be about 40 book artists showing and selling their hand made artist books, paper art and prints, plus an exhibition by the Bay Area Book Artists organization.
This event will take place at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA . (entry is free).
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Also, I will be teaching a two day workshop that will include a variety of easy printmaking techniques. These techniques do not require any special equipment and you can do them on your own at home. You will leave this workshop with lots of knowledge about several art techniques and some beautiful artworks that you’ll enjoy for a long time. You’ll be able to use these techniques in your future art making projects as well.
The 2-day workshop will be held on Sunday Oct 21 and Sunday Oct 28 at the Palo Alto Art Center’s newest studios. For registration go to: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/classes/adults/classes.asp

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Lastly, I will be one of 10 artists participating in an arts and gifts sale at a private home in Redwood City. This is a very popular event going on for 10 years! If you are interested to visit please email me for more info.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wonderful Time with India Flint



Just came back from an amazing 3 day class with the fabulous India Flint.
We played with plant based dyeing on paper and fabric. We filled our time
at Darcy’s studio (near Santa Barbara) by experimenting with a variety of natural sources as fiber and paper color tools for mark making. The weather was perfect, 
the food was perfect, the company was perfect. What else could we ask for?

  

                                                      a section of my finished book









dyed papers and fabrics

Darcy's studio

We all got home with a whole lot of material to use in our own creations.
I am planning to make some books, wall hanging and possibly tote bags as well.

Now, a few days later, after rushing to the thrift store and purchasing all the needed equipment, I have created a whole new stash of papers which I am so excited about! These will become my newest artist books very soon. 




Saturday, June 23, 2012

Published and a guest visit


Just a quick note - one of my favorite artist books that I made is included in this fabulous collection titled 1000 Artists Books by Sandra Salamony and Peter and Donna Thomas. This book is a "must have" for any one interested in book arts.
Also I am participating again in Seth Apter's blog's "The Pulse". go visit his blog for huge inspiration!


Visit to NYC

Just came back from a long awaited visit to NYC. I fell in love with the big apple! Below are just a few lovely spots I visited. More photos will be posted later. I will definitely have to go again.