Friday, October 03, 2008

where for art thou?

What's this?
and this?
It's a glimpse of what I've been working on. It's the galley's for Sarah and my new book "In This Garden"...and that is what we have been doing these past couple of weeks...going through it and pouring over it..early mornings, cups of coffee and phone calls...and now...it's gone. Sent back to the publisher so they can work their magic and print it up. I can only tease you with a glimpse...but you will be the first to know when when we can show you the cover...I can say it's filled with the most amazing art ever...and we are thrilled with how it came out.

On the art front? ...oh I've been making it...and here is a bit of it..







original pieces of art...made with a few of my favorite things...gesso, notch tool, Distress stamp pads, and my handpainted photographs. What fun! How I love texture....

16 comments:

ann h said...

Thought about you when I went to Hobby Lobby with my sister.Look forward to your new book coming out.

mk said...

i can't tell you how inspired i have been by mixed emulsions- and enjoy reading your blog- looking forward to the new book. and the new art you have posted is giving me play ideas for this weekend- thanks so much for sharing.

Natalie said...

Congratulations... 1 step closer to seeing your book published and in your hands must feel wonderful!

Bea said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see the new book!
Nice to see you over on Suzi Blu as well!

Tiglizzyclone said...

I am looking forward to yours and Sarah Fishburn's book. I have been enjoying "In This House" much and have even made a couple of little houses.

~jolene said...

I am flipping out over your latest work. I LOVE texture - and the way you incorporated it with your hand-painted photos is DELICIOUS...(sounds crazy but I can't think of a better adjective!).

I am especially struck by the one in the shades of pink and the boats at their docks...it looks like a shot from the Bay Front on Balboa Island looking towards the peninsula!

And I am deeply drawn to the one of the feather -- the contrast of the photo and the texture is so deep and rich....arghhhh...just LOVE it!

margo said...

Those are beautiful. I love the way you mix the mediums. I wish I could do the kind of art work you do. Can't wait for the new book. Love the title In This Garden as a sequel to In This House. That's so cute.

LES said...

Looks as though you got inspired by those lovely painted photos I returned. Well done!

Kristen Robinson said...

Your new pieces are intriguing and lovely cannot wait to see the book!
XOX
Kristen

Erika Tysse said...

whoppee! So its official then?

James said...

"My what pretty eyes you have". I love your impersonation of the neighbor from the show Tool Time!

Captainsnaps said...

Cannot wait to buy your new book. Any idea of a release date?

ooglebloops said...

Discovered your site thru Seth's Altered Page - love it- can't wait to see this new book!

Captainsnaps said...

Caught you last night on TCM.

laurel said...

How beautiful! I just love all the colors and textures. Maybe one day I will live on the edge and try that. Your work is ver inspiring.

seth said...

Looking forward to the book. And the texture on these paintings is incredible.