Wednesday, August 30, 2006

linked by art

An article I wrote just came out in 'Belle Armoire' magazine. It's called 'Linked By Art' and is a collaboration I created with 11 artists to make a necklace that The Creative Underground will auction off for charity. It was interesting to see all the thought that went into the creation of each charm, and each one is explained in the article. Including the complete detailed description of how Lori Winters made the beautiful link necklace which is in the Salon Details part of the magazine.

The necklace is really beautiful and certainly a conversation piece with all the fantastic charms attached by some very talented artistically keep you posted with the details as soon as they are posted on their blog. It's certainly worth bidding on and it is for a good cause.

Also this month two pieces I made 'With One Stamp' for Somerset Magazine appeared in the latest issue...Odd thing is, they printed "Where The Boys Are" upside it is right side up...with my other piece called 'Live,Love,Laugh'.

The rubberstamp was created by Tiphoni and available at her stamp company Orange Bus Studios.
I found it to be a very versatile stamp to use...and I love the flourishes...

Also in this issue is an article called "New Beginnings' an article and artwork where Kim Rae Nugent created a gorgeous altered book using my transparencies that Stampington & Co. produces of my images. It's wonderful to see the many ways my artist papers can be used...and Kim created some beautiful art in her altered book.

I tell you I have been busy...Off to bed now for tomorrow I have some serious art to get down is make that later today I'll be making art...

Saturday, August 19, 2006

ivory, bisque, pearl

Today is a kinda ivory, bisque,pearl kinda day...

a special delivery

taking my path
wattles mansion, hollywood, california

from the imaginery balcony
salzburg, austria

Sunday, August 13, 2006

butterfly bagel

ah sundays...this morning when I made my breakfast my half a raisin bagel looked just like a butterfly...I had to take a picture of looked so lovely. Which made me can find alot of beauty in everyday objects...

I have been working long hours on the book I am writing with Sarah Fishburn...and it's kind of crunch time. I've been taking breaks to create some art but mainly I am consumed by cyberspace and manuscript mode. It was a wonderful respite on Wednesday when I drove to the beach with my Mah Jongg pals to celebrate Mare's birthday, eat some lobster, drink some wine, and take a few pictures (including this self timed image of us playing a few games of Mah Jongg.) Being in the clean air with the surf crashing below the balcony really cleared my head as beach air will often do...and the laughter and girl talk spurred me on to finish the week with a renewed energy.

I also took some time to stare out at the vast Pacific Ocean and lament on the ebb and flow of life...Those waves reminded me of a quote from Rachel Carson...

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”
Without these moments of respite I'm not sure I would have seen and appreciated the butterfly bagel I had this morning...

Sunday, August 06, 2006

yellow & brown

home is where your story continues...
limerick, ireland

blest it is
sitges, spain

purple & pink

this old lady has been waiting in the window by her geraniams for oh so long...
milan, italy

some places look like they should be demolished...but there is more than meets the eye...
carmel, california