Monday, June 29, 2009

Some things need to be rooted in the heart....


My newest painting still on the easel....

Let me know what you think....I love comments!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Altered Book Class and New Paintings

Here's what I've been up to lately...

The first image is my contribution to the library's recycled art knew it'd be a book.

The next three photos are some recent paintings...

And finally the last photo is a picture from my altered book class for the library...I've taught a few classes on bookbinding for them....including instruction on folded page art and Japanese stab-binding...and there's been mention of having me come back and teach some more binding classes...I'll keep you informed.

But these kids were creative and needed very little in the way of instruction. It was so much fun working with them.

Well, I'm looking forward to a peaceful, art-filled day and I hope your day is wonderful as well.

Monday, June 15, 2009

And Summer's just begun...

Here are some random new paintings...
The rabbit is my new favorite....
The tree is not crooked, I am...
Sorry about the tiny flower photo but my flash decided to eat it if it got any closer....

So, what have I been up to lately?

Well, cooking camp was last week and I learned to make tarts, crepes and other various cream cheese filled goodies...alas, I did not take any photos, but take it from me they where delicious!
I also went to the Bluebell factory (free ice cream, but only if you can stand me singing the theme song like Cartman the entire week!), California Pizza Kitchen in B'ham (they give an awesome tour by the way!), Whole Foods Market and a Farmer's Market. And I sold my sacred heart book on Etsy! Woo-Hoo! And it is now on it's way to it's new home in Rhode Island!Whew!

Today I tie-dyed 10+ t-shirts, taught kids how to fall without breaking themselves. And......I learned to walk on stilts! And today is just Monday!

So......(and in no way is this meant to be condescending)...what did you do today?

Sunday, June 7, 2009


My it's been busy....a little glimpse of life in the past few weeks...

  • painting
  • Gutenberg press demonstrations (as shown)
  • bookmaking
  • traveling all over Alabama (Horton, Guntersville, B'ham, Asbury in one week)
  • spring cleaning
  • concert going (Flying Monkeys Cigar Box Festival and Pawsapoolza--Buddy made front page in the newspaper!)
  • movie going (Star Trek...very good, I love you, man...okay, UP......Wonderful!)
  • finishing up a 900+ page novel
  • working (getting ready for a plethora of summer camps)
  • performing Shakespeare for school kiddos
  • gardening
  • life in general
So much to do and so little time....I'll try to be more forthcoming in the next few weeks.....lots of stuff to show! Paintings are going in a new and fascinating direction.....for me anyways.... But I'm having fun and I hope everyone else is too!