Twelve x Twelve Finale

I completed a second year with the 12 x 12 Challenge at the Textile Dream Studio in Berkeley.  Here a group of women, working in various media, met monthly to further our development as artists with discussions related to our creative practice and art shares related to our progress working in the 12” x 12” format. Our last … More Twelve x Twelve Finale

Illustrator

I’ve continued with my drawing and printmaking.  I decided to try my hand using Adobe Illustrator and have been taking a class at UC Berkeley extension.  The drawing tools in the app are so different from traditional drawing, each assignment has taken hours and hours to complete.  The class was completely filled with several people … More Illustrator

Why Collage?

In our most recent session of collage making with Michelle Wilson at UC Berkeley Extension, we learned to make a simple accordion book to use as a substrate for a collage.    I decided to combine collage and paint across the entire eight span of pages.  My goals were to explore using images as texture and … More Why Collage?

Mail Art Project

I’m taking a collage class at UC Berkeley Extension with papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist Michelle Wilson. We’re about 6 weeks into the class and have explored various techniques and media for creating collages with found imagery. One of my favorite assignments in the class so far was to create a piece of mail … More Mail Art Project

A Keen Print

It was a busy week, and I didn’t have time to do any homework for my printmaking class.  I usually do my carving at home, so I can spend most of my in-class time using the press.  As I was getting ready to head over to the class at Chrysalis Studio in SF, I grabbed … More A Keen Print

Two new prints

A few weeks ago I completed a silk screening class at San Francisco Art Institute with artist Jonathan Palmer.  I was inspired by some of his prints where he combined silk screening and relief printing and decided to create my own series using these techniques.  I posted about it here. I created three related prints … More Two new prints

Silkscreen meets Lino

Several months ago I created this linocut of a heart.  The photo below shows my initial sketches, the carved linoleum, and the print on paper and on fabric.  I wanted to take it further, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. I’m currently enrolled in a six week silkscreen printing class at … More Silkscreen meets Lino

Rain Dance

Here’s an update on the printed piece started during a quilting retreat in Healdsburg.   I finished it today and titled it Rain Dance. I was inspired to create a California themed linoleum block print on a background pieced from yellow and white scraps (more here).  The colors and silhouetted dry seedpods represent our current … More Rain Dance