"The imagination is a spiritual aperatus, a luminous explorer of the world it discovers." Fredrico Garcia Lorca

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Well as you can see I hardly ever post anything here. So I am going to merge this blog with Blooming Fields in hope that I will actually post some of my art work with any regularity. So visit me there

Friday, February 9, 2007

I've started a new project

From Hannah Brandt...

Solomon Brand (1924?)

A friend and I are motivating each other to work on our art. We both agree it is easy to slip into craft projects or nothing without motivation. Now we're meeting once a week to do some art and to give each other a parenting break.

Since I've been spending so much time with old photographs lately I've been inspired to do a book about photos. Not of them exactly but of the idea of them. I think it is going to be a prose poem with photos that have been reinterpreted (sewn, painted, layered).

So this week it's writing for me.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sadie's Box

From Sadie's Box

From Sadie's Box

I found an art trade of altered matchboxes that I made one for. I found some old journal cover paper with old paper dolls as images and cut out one of the girls. I named her Sadie and put her on the cover. Then I made an accordion book called "Sadie's Not So Innocent Thoughts". It comes across as the journal of a heartless young woman. It was a fun evening.
From Sadie's Box

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Down time

I know I know I know. This looks like a defunct blog. It isn't I promise just between the Holidays and going to New York Art making has taken a back seat. I'm back now and have time to be creating.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


A is for Aspiration or Acrobat or Adjective or...
B is for Blink or Bed or Bone or...
C is for Curry or Cushion or Contemporary or...

How do I choose my words for the Alphabet book? Right now I have a list in the book of lists that I just keep adding to. The problem becomes when there are twenty ideas for A and only three for X yet they have to work together in the layout of the book. A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z. Just a little work to deal with and that's not mentioning that I'm still deciding between a single addition or multiple. Just a little bit of work.

As for "Mouth" I'm working on the final page which will be posted soon.

Friday, December 22, 2006

A New Cover

The cover of the book had been bugging me for a while, the binding looked too decorative and light weight compared to the simplicity of the rest of the illustrations. By making the binding fuller and bolder it is now more in sync with the simplicity of the drawings.

I have also started sketches for my next project; an abecedary (alphabet book). I was looking for a project that gave me a lot structure with an abecedary I know how many pages and the focus of each one. I tend to be more creative when I work with limitations.

What I have so far is that it is going to be a square book with pages at least six by six, I am waiting to see what words I come with to choose a theme or media to use but I have narrowed it to lino prints, collage, or a mix. The advantage of the lino is that I can make more than one copy. In fact as I am writing this I am picturing a book mixed of prints and altering the pages also.

Well before I can begin that project I have one more face to sew for the mouth book.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

The next face

I'm beginning to believe that while I am calling this book Mouth the eyes are just as important in the whole expression that that is unintentional. This latest picture is called endearment.