Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #25

Collage #25 - 16" x 18"
With the turmoil going on around the world, the peace symbol seems to be a much needed message. I want peace for the world and peace of mind for me.

Collage #25 is the last collage of this series for now. My art project "to do list" is growing. I'm excited to start working on new projects...some small scale and some larger scale. I'm looking forward to sharing new art in the near future.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Photo Friday

 #kindnessmatters #johnmuirmiddleschool

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #24

I'm happy to report that I was able to paint a little each day so far this week. I painted 5 pattern papers and create Collage #24. Unfortunately, I didn't take a photo of the papers before I cut into them. 4 of the patterns I have used before but the ameba looking pattern is new. It was a fun one to create. It feels good to make time each day for art.

Collage #24 - 18" x 18"
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Monday, October 17, 2016

"Infinite Connections" video at PIQF

If you missed Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists at Mancuso's Pacific International Quilt Festival, Luke and Laura Bisagna created a fantastic video of the exhibit. Click here to see the video.

My piece titled "Infinite Possibilities" is in this exhibit and video.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #23

Creating Collage #23 was a nice break from my day of non-art related tasks. I finally used the pattern in the upper right hand side. It was tough to cut into this paper because I love the whole pattern. I'm very happy with the finished collage.

Collage #23 - 18"x21"

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Photo Friday

One of my favorite places in Southern California is Brand Library & Art Gallery
in Glendale. Besides being one of the best art libraries and gallery, it has an amazing foliage. Numerous photo opportunities!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #22

First of all, I'm surprised that I've been able to create 22 collages with a limited color palette. I thought for sure that only 10 would be made.  

Collage #22 uses small scraps (black with white paint) and large scraps (white with black paint that I couldn't bring myself to cut up). This design lends itself to a horizontal format. I'm happy with the final collage.

Collage #22 - 18"x14.5"

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Monday, October 3, 2016

"Infinite Connections" at PIQF

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists' exhibit "Infinite Connections" is traveling to PIQF this month. I'm excited that my piece, "Infinite Possibilities" is included in this exhibit.

Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists' exhibit statement:

This exhibit is dedicated to the infinite opportunities for connections and all they bring to our lives. It allows each artist to explore the meaning of the word "infinite" and how that meaning might relate to the people and world around us.

My artist statement for "Infinite Possibilities":

This artwork has 15 separate pieces. My idea is that each piece can be rearranged so the design can change depending on how the 15 pieces are attached. Infinite possibilities for infinite connections.  

If you're in the Santa Clara area, here is the information regarding the show:

PIQF - October  13 - 16, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054  
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Friday, September 30, 2016

La Galeria Gitana "Heritage & Community" exhibit

I'm excited to have my artwork titled "Renewal" exhibiting with Surface Art Association in La Galeria Gitana's "Heritage and Community". 

"Renewal" - 20"x20"

La Galeria Gitana
120 N. Maclay Ave., Ste E
San Fernando 91340 
Hours: Tuesday 12pm - 6pm 
Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 4pm 
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15th 6pm - 8pm

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quick Painted Sketch Paper - Collage #21

You know the feeling when the piece is created quickly and you're happy with it? Collage #21 fits this description. It could be that I'm getting comfortable with the process of adding multiple pattern papers together into one collage. Also, I'm giving myself a break on making these collages. I'm delighted that I create a collage a week with all that I have on my plate right now. Some days I just can't work on a collage. Even for 15 minutes, which was my initial intent with these collages. I'm okay with Enjoying the process!

Collage #21 - 18"x19"
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