Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newberry Calligraphy Exhibit

I'm very excited to have my piece excepted in the Newberry Calligraphy Exhibit!  I did this piece for church in New Lenox.  I had never done a piece of this kind but had taken a class from instructor, Valerie Weilmunster and she helped me along the way with the shading questions I had.
This is the start of the painting of the acanthas leaves and adding the gold.

This is the schedule of the exhibit- the show opens March 16th and runs until June 12th

Newberry reception, Saturday March 28th
during which there will be several artist demonstrations and a presentation
by Susan O'Leary on the Zen Art of Kazuaki Tanahashi

Monday, January 19, 2015

Finetec Inks

I had a problem with soft linen envelopes that with everything I used, the inks always bled.  Then someone recommended Finetec inks which I actually bought at IAMPETH.  They did the job, no bleeding and with the various shades of gold, they had one that showed up well with the phantom liner!  So relieved.
I highly recommend them!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some of my Unfinished Collages

 I do love the colors in this but am at a loss as to what I need to do to finish it...the theme was tapestry.
 For this one I can visualize a quote in black ink on the right side...this was from a class with Luce where we did prints from plants and I combined the prints with other papers.
 Just needs something more.  The window transfer is from a photograph I took in Grand Rapids, Michigan when we were downtown at Artprize.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Collages at the Aurora Town Hall

 I have three collages to be picked up at the end of the week next week.  The third one is one of my dragon-fly series.  This top one is an in-progress photo.
 Sorry, forgot to adjust!

Time to design a new Valentine Card

Monday, December 29, 2014

Trip to the Shedd Aquarium

 What a beautiful perfect day for a train ride to the Aquarium!
 I forgot my camera as this was a hurried morning to get there early!  But Mick had his phone for a few photos. Nice skyline photos.  The weather was sunny and mild in the forties.

 Everett's favorite- the hook!
 Sawyer relaxing on the train.

 Lunch with all of us.  Marshall, Emily and the boys, Mandy and Prentice met us there.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Christmas Card

I tried out several color combinations and finally realized I prefer a limited color palette.  Then I started cropping the images and really liked how that looked.  Off to the printer!