|"Botanical Lies" (first side)|
Originally posted on July 1
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
It was 2 days full of experimenting and sharing. Here are some of their results.
Thanks to the Morgan for inviting me to teach this fun class
and thanks to all of the participants!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
|Missing the Forks|
6x7" on board
More from the silverware series where I used those precious, favorite napkins as collage elements.
The writing behind the napkins are copies of some of my mother's recipes.
I have her little recipe file box, which is pictures above, as well as lots of loose recipes that she collected.
When I find myself writing notes, art ideas, book titles, etc. on little slips of paper instead of in my journal or my date book, I know that I am turning into my Mom!
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
from A to Z"
26 individual pages in a box
Pages measure about 7.5 x 11".
The artists book group I belong to, ABC, (ArtBooksCleveland@yahoo.com) presents a book exhibit each year called Abecederia where the participants create a book that revolves around the letters in the alphabet. The group is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and teaching contemporary and traditional artistic practices involved in making handmade books.
This was a fun and challenging exhibit. Part of the challenge for me, and I suspect for many of the members, is to find a way to use each letter of the alphabet in their project. While one doesn't have to use every letter, the books need to clearly reflect the importance of the alphabet, whether it is one letter that is emphasized or all of them. Here is my entry for this year using the alphabet and remembering my love of diagramming sentences.
I wanted the pages to reference the way we used to take turns diagramming the given sentences on the blackboard, hence the use of the black and white. I smiled all though this project.
I did take some liberties with the "book" aspect as I did not bind the pages together.
I felt it would be easier to read as single pages and could also be displayed on a wall as opposed to on a pedestal.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
This is what has been taking up all of my time...the garden.
But this is a form of art as well.
I love making this space as creative as possible, working with found materials to create the raised beds and adding flowers to the vegetable garden. Each year it takes on its own character as I rotate where the vegetables will be and as Mother Nature makes some plants more successful than others.
This year I am having good luck with tomatoes, cucumbers and beans, although the bean plants while very full and leafy are almost done. The tomatoes are doing better than last year and I am growing potatoes for the first time ever this year. It is all a revelation to me.
I have been in my studio making art as well, but now that I am not working on just the small 6x6" pieces progress is a bit slower. I am also making some work for the artists book group I belong to and will post those soon. The "Botanical Lies" piece is one of those works. And the sculptural piece with the tea bag cocoons I made that incorporated the plastic tubing (also name "A Botanical Lie") is another of the more time consuming works. My plan for this upcoming week is garden maintenance, which to me means less gardening time and more work in my studio.