I recently took a Nicki FitzGerald’s online class Creative Pet Portraiture with Procreate and had a blast making digital collage portraits of my friends’ dogs. I’ve used Procreate to make collages before, but this class took it to a new level. I took more photos of text and textures and organized them into folders on … More Dog Collage Portraits
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?
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
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 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
First Do No Harm – 40 1/2″ x 40 1/2″ I’ve continued on my series, but haven’t posted in a while, so here’s an update on my work in the Working in Series class at UC Berkeley Extension, Fall quarter. Life Wheel – 37 1/2″ x 44″ I continued making pieces from the previous quarter … More Working in a Series … to be continued …
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
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″