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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back again

Its been a long time since I've gotten here. I am going to be working on a new Halloween card, if I can get my printer working I will post it here. I've added a few new cool blog sites to my list,,,check them out.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Its Summer!!

Well, I think summer is finally here. I have to complete a piece of work by next week for a show in my town. Its being sponsored by the local Garden Club, so i thought I'd do a floral piece.

Unfortunately, I can't upload any pictures here, my printer/scanner isn't hooked up. So0, for the next few weeks this blog will be without images, yes, I know boring..............

Hopefully by the time I'm done with my work, I can take a photo and load it up here.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Enough rain already!!

Well. I wanted to work in my studio today but its raining again!! I wanted to take some new photos..but i guess that is going to have to wait until next week. I put 2 new items up on Ebay...check them seller ID is: canna577....I have to get enough work together to open my etsy store......Ebay is just getting too expensive.

I've started a few new Alice Book (Alice in Wonderland), another journal, some more ATC's.......

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Spring and my studio is open!

Finally it is warm enough to work in my studio! Yesterday and today i worked on a few ATC's, and today i started a few new painted papers. I will post a few things this week.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring has sprung...kind of

It has finally been warm enough to go outside and clean my studio! It was a holy mess! I'd take a pic but I have to reload my camera software first.

I went to my plein air workshop......i had never worked outside with a group before. It was very relaxing. I didn't have an easel , so i just brought colored pencils, a pad and my chair. The hardest thing was choosing a small piece of the landscape to concentrate on....I wanted to include EVERYTHING!....I was the only one who was new at this and the guy heading this whole experience said to me the hardest thing about plein air is to keep it simple...boy was he right!
We all met at the historical Society here in Brick. It's so small you'd miss it if you weren't looking for it. There are two houses on the premises, one outhouse, a few sheds and gardens. One of the buildings is where our art show was hung and the other is a historic home that can be toured and the second house is a small gift shop. i drew both houses and the out house. I wasn't terribly happy with my results but i would definately try this again.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yupo paper ,,,Very COOL

Well, I went to my workshop last weekend. I had never used Yupo paper is wonderful! It has a plastic like surface so, if you don't like what you've done you can wipe it off and start again!
I brought acrylics with me (mistake) because I didn't have watercolors. The problem with acrylics is that they dry too fast for this technique and the paint needs to stay wet in order to blend and move color around.
. The idea is to take a plexi glass sheet, apply a pretty thick coat of a few paint colors, take the yupo paper and place it down on the plexiglass, burnish it and lift it up (kind of like those milk blots we did in school). The beauty of it is that you can shift and move the paper to get various effects as well as placing your paper down for another print right on top of the first lift.
After you are satisfied with the print, you can:
remove color, or add color according to what subject you are painting. You can even use pen and ink over it once it is dry.
The instructor made beautiful landscapes using this technique.

I thought "This will make GREAT collage backgrounds! I can't wait to dpo a few more prints.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Today I am going to a workshop presented by one of my art society members. It is watercolor on Yupo paper. I've heard ofthis paper but never used it. I am looking forward to it! If my scanner is working I will poist my results.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring is in the air!

I had a really good day yesterday. I met up with an old friend, had lunch and caught upon "what's going on in our lives".

I am bringing a piece of work to a show today. I would post it here but my scanner is acting up .Anyway, the show is being run by The Laurelton Art Society here in Brick, NJ. I just joined this group because I needed to find a place i could ' network' with other artists and get involved in the local art community. If any of you are interested in attending the show it is on
April 4th -5th
11:00-3:00 pm
Cultural Arts Center, Herbertsville in Brick
If you need anymore info you can contact me via email:

In the meantime, have a good week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I've decided that I'm going to try my hand at oil pastels.......I don't have to set up an easel and they don't create dust.
I just read an article in this months Artist's Magazine. I am attending a Plein Air outing next month and i think these may be a good medium to take with me.

Till next time

Friday, March 6, 2009

Ebay store closed

Hi all,
Had to close my ebay store again for awhile. I am having printer problems so i can't scan any artwork to put up for sale and any older work that i had in my picture file is on the old computer that crashed. I'll be up and running again soon.

I'm trying to learn Vista...don't like it much.

Till next time.....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The new year

It's 2009 and I haven't gotten around to my Art To Do List......

I am currently in an ATC Deck Swap through ZNE (This is a great art community online). If you are interested...logon to and join the fun!

My ebay store is still up and running.......not too much artwork in there but i have a few other items, fabric, photo frames , altered art kits etc. Stop by: The Collagebox is the store name.
If you want to look it up using my Ebay is canna577.

I'm working on a few things : house collages, ATC's and trying to complete a few projects that i have started.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Ebay store open for business

I have opened my ebay store again....The Collagebox......come and see!


Small pieces of art can be fun