Monday, December 7, 2009

The Alameda Flea, Finally!

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post. I was busy with my school work mostly as well as family hosting and teaching a couple of printmaking classes locally etc.
Yesterday I finally made it to the most fabulous flea market/antique show in NorCal. It was freezing cold but really worth it! The only thing I didn't find much of was paper memorabilia to be used for collage etc, but lots of textiles and small objects.
Can you detect me in a couple of the photos?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I have 3 exciting announcements to share:

1. I will be teaching a printmaking class on November 1st at "A WORK OF HEART", an awesome place in Willow Glen. For details please check their website.

2. The annual Book Arts Jam is here - this Saturday, October 17th, at Foothill College, Los Altos Ca. See details in the attached postcard and on their website.

3. My friend Kara, who is a great author and book artist, is having a "blog giveaway" of a photograph print from the fantastic collection of her husband Stephen Bay! Check her travel blog and his site - you'll find an amazing collection of photos on every subject you can think of. The photos above are from Stephen Bay's collection., .

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Studio - my story

Here are some photos of different corners in my studio. They tell a story of a "stuff collector", a "color lover", a "person who has an eye for texture", a "person who appreciates objects that have history", a "creative person" - that's my story. What I do is mix and match, cut and glue, tear and stitch. I put a little group of lost and found in a new environment, a new home, a new artwork.
What will I find tomorrow to play with?

Welcome to my studio

Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 3rd, will be an Open Studio day, organized by Interweave Publishing, where you can tour (virtually) many artists' studios, including mine. Come and visit tomorrow, and see where the cool fun stuff is happening!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A collection of collections...

I LOVE collecting stuff. Since arriving to the US and having seen such an abundance of cultural decorative stuff everywhere, I got into the habit of visiting flea markets and garage sales whenever possible. I have accumulated an endless number of collections. Usually I just pick one item that I like, and then I happen to find another one or two, and pretty soon it becomes a new collection. Many of my collections inspire my art, and some are actually my own creations (like the bird houses).
Here are some photos of a few of my collections. There are many many more!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Great play day and the winner of the book

Had a fabulous printmaking day at Maria M's home. Thank you Maria for your hospitality and to everyone else for sharing your talents!
As for the promised copy of my book - the lucky winner is MAGGIE!! Maggie - please email me with your address so I can send you your autographed book!
Thanks again to everyone else who participated. I appreciate your comments. Please come and visit again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More colors of Israel

Some more Israeli landscape photos and some more art. The beautiful prints and painting are done by the very talented artist Tamar Messer. Her website is Her studio is fabulous and the screenprints and mixed media pieces are amazing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

printmaking play day/workshop 7.23

Just a quick announcement: Next week on July 23rd I will be teaching a one day workshop that includes gelatin printmaking, collograph and thermal screen printing. All really fun techniques!
The class will be in the Fremont/Niles area ( in the South Bay).The supplies are included in the price. If you are interested please email me for more info.
Also - thank you for your lovely comments on the new book. Keep them coming! The lucky winner will be announced next Friday.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Calling all printmaking and mixed media lovers: To celebrate the publication of my second book (The first one was self published) I am giving away a signed copy of "Printmaking+Mixed Media". All you have to do is leave a message on my blog. One comment will be randomly picked by the end of next week and the book together with another surprise will be shipped to the winner! Please make sure your email address is included. Many of you have the "no reply" feature which makes me unable to contact you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The colors of Israel - part 2

While in Israel I visited artists in their studios:
one of the artist I visited is Israel Reiss. His large oil paintings speak for themselves. They are semi abstract and the colors are warm and lucious!