Friday, March 24, 2017

Photo Friday


A bit of maneuvering to get the right angle so the reading boy looks like he is sitting on the bench.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6"x10" collage #03152017

I'm continuing to explore 6"x10" collages in-between working on fiber projects. To learn more about this series, please click here.

The multi-colored magazine scraps in this collage were leftover from the first collage of this series. The scraps were odd shapes, which I like and didn't want to cut up or reshape. To be honest, working with these odd shapes really challenged me to find a pleasing design. It's taken me over a week to decide that this collage is done. The final step was adding the solid orange pieces.

#03152017 6"x10" collage

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rolodex Project II - Cards #5

Back in March 2016, I started an one a day project called Rolodex Project to create one piece of art a day for 31 days. It was a fun project that received wonderful comments from people. A friend gave me another Rolodex that inspired me to create Rolodex Project II. This time I would create a small piece of art based upon a finished, larger piece of art.

After finishing "Bird Removal" for Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists' "Textile Translations" exhibit, I created this small piece for the Rolodex Project II.



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists "Textile Translations"

I'm honored and excited to have my artwork in Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists' "Textile Translations" exhibit at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe gallery. One of my pieces in this show will be from the "Put A Bird On It" exhibit.

640 Alta Vista Drive
Vista, CA 
760-639-6164
The gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 
10am to 3pm
March 7 through April 3, 2017


"Bird Removal" artist statement:

Pages from "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Bye, Bye Birdie" were laminated onto tea stained silk organza. The final step was to cut out the shape of one bird flying away to emphasize the title, "Bird Removal".

"Bird Removal"



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Sunday, March 5, 2017

6"x10" collage #03052017

I'm continuing my 6"x10" collage practice using only magazine pages. The limited materials are helping me to focus on design and color.

#03052017 6"x10" collage

Before I determined that this collage was finished, I removed the color in Photoshop. It's a great way to see if the color value is balance. It, also, helps to squint your eyes while assessing the design. I notice that I tend to stay in the medium value range with my artwork.
The dark, medium and light value shapes in this collage seem pretty balanced.
 
#03052017 color removed


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Photo(s) Friday

The Cherry Trees are in bloom! If you're near Los Angeles, make a trip to The Huntington Library see the spectacular Cherry Trees and other beautiful, blooming plants. This Cherry Tree caught my eye in the parking lot.


Looking up into the tree gave me a feeling of being engulfed in bright pink blossoms!




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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6"x10" collage #03012017

I'm continuing to explore 6"x10" collages in-between working on fiber projects. My first collage of this series was posted here.

This collage is a slightly different style for me. The yellow with graffiti magazine page was the inspiration for this collage. It's a small piece that I wanted to get a big impact so I cut it up. The rectangles of light blue, dark blue and lavender was used to let the yellow graffiti and read shapes stand out. I'm happy with the way the rectangles overlap each other.

#03012017 6"x10" collage



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Monday, February 27, 2017

6"x10" Collage #02272017

I'm continuing to explore 6"x10" collages using magazine pages in-between working on fiber projects. My first collage of this series was posted here.

The subtle ombre of pink in the papers on both sides add a nice hint of interest. The main focus is the torn scraps in the center. I'm loving the size of the sketchbook that I use for these collages. It's manageable size for me to create.

#02272017 6"x10" collage
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Monday, February 20, 2017

6"x10" Collage #02202017

I'm continuing to explore 6"x10" collages in-between working on fiber projects. My first collage of this series was posted here.

Creating these collages is starting to become a good practice for me. Exploring different shapes and colors while using only magazine pages is pushing me to work on design. I, also, needed to find a way to label each collage. I decided to use the date the collage was finished. Some of the collages may take a few days to complete due to time restraints.

Collage #02202017 started with the background design. I wasn't sure what to put on top so I cut out these loose, oblong shapes. 

Questions that I asked myself when looking at this collage: Do these loose, oblong shapes work with the background? Is there enough color contrast between the background and the shapes on top? Is the design interesting? My answers to all 3 questions is that I'm not sure. Hopefully, the more I create these collages the answers will be more evident.

#02202017 6"x10" collage

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

6" x 10" Collage

I'm involved in two fiber art groups that have booked multiple exhibits this year. My "to do" list of fiber projects is steadily growing. Before I start tackling that list of projects, I cracked open a new 7"x10" Mix Media Sketchbook from Canson so I can loosen up with a quick collage. Ever since I mailed off my sketchbook for Las Laguna Gallery's Sketchbook West 2017, I wanted to continue my collage practice.  

I've used Canson's products before but this is the first time I'm trying this sketchbook. There are 40 pages of heavyweight (138 lb) paper. I like that the pages are perforated to a finish size of 6"x10". In the future, I can remove any of the collages to be framed. 


6"x10" collage made from magazine pages
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