Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Art Unraveled in Phoenix

These pictures demonstrate just a few of the endless possibilities of collage made out of textured paper. This is a workshop I will be teaching at Art Unraveled in Phoenix in August.(check the website for more info: http://www.artunraveled.com). This workshop is called "Paint, Paper, Play".
I am also teaching a printmaking/mixed media class called " Printmaking and Mixed Media Book-quet", which is a book of flowers printed and worked with mixed media. For additional samples see previous blog posts, my website and the Art Unraveled website. This is a great experience for any artist, whether a beginner or advanced.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Mixed Media Art

Mixed media is what I do. This is what I like. This is what I am. I feel I am the most creative when I am not tied to one media or concept or technique. I can mix and match. Right now I am mixing: printmaking, fiber art, book making and collage. This photo is a recent example. Another important part of my art is "found objects" with emphasis on recycling. This mixed media pieces are done over old photo frames that I found in a thrift store.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

open studios

It is "Open Studios" weekend. I had a great visit at some of my favorite studios. I love going to open studios because it gives me a chance to see the actual studio or the work space of these artists and not only the art. The studio sometimes is as inspiring as the art. Here are some websites of the ones I saw: