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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Commissioned Water piece

This poem is by a sixth grader who entered a contest on water conservation and won an award from it.

I used this for a print and a card. I still have a large original that is available.

Stars for Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A few new paintings I was working on...

The bike is outside the Library at Riverside, the stairs from a photo downtown Chicago, the yellow house is at the Girl Scout Camp in Palos and the last is the start of a painting which I can't remember the name of the place. Our sketch class visited these places last summer where we set up and paint on site and then sometimes have to finish in the studio. The cards were a combination of watercolor washes and collage.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Square" collage into a pin

(This should have been at the end!)

Collage Squares Project

A fun project in Collage class at the Center. A good way to use up all those little scraps of the colors you love. The one of the right has stamping on it, and then the next step was to add some stamps that we embossed. THEN they were cut into little squares to use in a collage.

Start of the Collage

I started by painting the canvas so as to not have the "white" background to face. Then blocked in some shapes and added the papers and three of the squares we made in the class. It's not all glued down yet.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Carl Rohrs piece that I "won"

This is a beautiful piece that I was so lucky to have won the drawing for at the Calligrapy Conference last year in Naperville. He taught a class here recently but I was unable to go.

Recent Collage

I had fun using the altered papers for this landscape collage and then did a transfer to get the words on it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wedding invitations for my Sister

The invitations were printed in black ink and the flower added by hand later. The thank you note was printed in color.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gifts from the Sea

This piece was done on fabric in a class with Lisa Engelbrect and was the first of a series I decided to do. I had used shells before with holes in them but never used them in a picture.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


These are some of the landscape collages that are created with various papers including paste paper, stained tissue paper, altered magazine pages,and coffee filter paper, etc.