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

Reader Challenge

Back in August 2013, I saw this reader’s challenge in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and decided to give it a whirl. The challenge was to use our favorite techniques to create a six inch mixed media square with some kind of stitching. I used one of my linocut prints on fabric as the starting point, … More Reader Challenge

Bones in a Circle

Bones I and Bones II – each ~ 10 1/2″ x 27 3/4″ Continuing with my circle series, I patched together fabric monoprinted with my circle motif, then added hand stitched running stitches around some of the circles and vertical lines of machine stitching. After looking at the composition I decided to print onto fabric … More Bones in a Circle

Working in a Series

For the past several weeks I’ve been in Pamela Lanza’s UC Berkeley Extension class, Working in Series.  Here’s the course description: The process of working in series is an effective vehicle to unlock creative potential, capitalize on unexpected discoveries and uncover new forms of self-expression. Illustrated lectures introduce you to contemporary artists who work in series … More Working in a Series

Rainy City at the Blue Line Gallery

My Rainy City art quilt will be shown at the Blue Line Gallery’s 2012 Annual Juried Membership Show in Roseville. Blue Line Gallery July 20 – August 18, 2012 Opening Reception July 21 – 7 – 9 pm Hours and Directions 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100 Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 783-4117 Rainy City 31 1/2″x 40 1/4″