Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Monotype workshop with Ingrid Albrecht

I have several photos of the group who attended the workshop (mostly members of the Midwest collage society) and the printing process. This took place in her gallery in Ravenswood in Chicago and was an all day workshop. We all came out with lots of prints and more knowledge about monotype prints.

Three photos of a freestyle pring Ingrid demonstrated. The plexiglass she's working on is sprayed with water first and then the acrylic paints are "poured" on. The paints blend and bleed into each other. Then the paper she prints on, like rice paper, is laid on top and the print is pulled.

Ingrid working on one of her freestyle prints.

These are two of my prints

Monday, September 20, 2010

Butterfly Festival at Lake Katherine

I couldn't stop taking photos of the Monarchs at the festival! Got only one of the Painted Lady. The sun was only out in the beginning of the day so thank heavens I went early! The colors of the fall flowers were beautiful with the rust colored Monarchs!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Coptic Book Workshop

This Monday I'm teaching another coptic book workshop at the Center. The last one went very well and this time we'll try a larger version.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lots of Hummingbirds

I've never seen so many Hummingbirds! They are so cute as they dive bomb and swoop after each other!


Cute little Katydid. Ha- Mick thought i made up the word!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Trip to N. Carolina

The deck looking out on the golf course. What a beautiful view it was. We'll miss this home but so glad it sold and no more worries about that. I'll miss the Rufus sided Towhee and his "cup-of-teeee" call. And the smell of the White pines surrounding the house. We won't miss the 5-7 minute drive all the way around the golf course to get to the house. Mom's in a wonderful independant living center with lots of friends and activities that she enjoys so much!

Mom's house sold! We may look like we were relaxing, but it was a busy time getting everything cleaned out of the rooms that were left. We'd worked quite a bit in the last year, but there was still more to finish up.

Dining room front window with the living room on the left. I had to take a few photos even without the furniture.

The boxes are slides from many trips. Still have to view some of them to see which ones we'll keep.

Trip to Grand Rapids

Marsh and Emily's new house. Went to help out on the retaining wall in back yard. Emily has eight Aunts, three of which came to visit with her Mom on one day.