Friday, September 12, 2014

New Collage Artwork

 This piece is almost finished but I have a quote I want to add.  Not my usual choice of colors but I started with the yellow paste paper at the bottom.
 This too needs something, maybe a transfer on the right.
We worked on leaf monotypes in collage class.  They are done on a type of rice paper that will be nice to use in collages.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ink Stones and ink sticks, lucky find!

Found at an antique mall!  Three ink stones, and several colored ink sticks and two black ones.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Plein aire group at Mayslake, Peabody Estate

 I had a sudden memory of seeing this place on the way to Oakbrook when we went shopping in probably highschool!  You could see it through the trees at that time.

 The day was beautiful, cool and sunny.  We always finish up with a critique.

Plein air group

 Our plein aire group always visits Judy's gardens in Frankfort.
 She sets out lots of pots and groupings and little to draw.

 A few more photos- this archway is new since last year.
 Finishing up with our potluck lunch.

Grandsons visits

 One grandson has the Boyd curls and the younger -straight hair!  Photo from around Dec.
 Sawyer has been up on his feet at an early age!
 Everett loves cars and trucks- this was over July 4th weekend.
And yep- Sawyer still pulling himself up and not even nine months yet!  They're both such fun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ATC Cards

 It had been a long time since I had done ATC cards- Evilena's Red Dresser, the resale shop in town had a workshop on them.  Then April's collage class did an exchange!  They are fun to do in a series.

Mini Collages

 This first one is from Sheri Kiesel's class.  And the others are my demos for the calligraphy class I teach.  We all had fun with the watercolor to start with, then adding rubber stamps, postage stamps or little pictures from magazines, and a little "gestural writing" to finish them off.