Friday, December 28, 2007
I collect old photos and this came from my collection...haven't a clue as to who it is but he/she looks sweet enough to be an angel.
Monday, October 22, 2007
I love working with the house paint and have found that brands other than Benjamin Moore work very well. B Moore paints have raised their prices to be very, very expensive compared to other paints. I was lucky to find at my local hardware store some little sample bottles. I have no idea what they were for originally and I had the feeling the store's staff thought it a little weird that I was going to paint pictures with it. I recommend giving it a try with some left-over paint.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
We worked a lot on composition on index paper before transferring to w/c paper and it paid off. We had critique twice a day during the 3 days and it was so helpful. I loved working this way and will definitely do some more of this. Now to start gathering the paint....he had 80 colors for us to choose from....only takes a little bit. The latex seems to offer an wonderful glow that doesn't seem to happen with watercolors.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Each year Lawndale Center for the Arts in Houston has a fund-raising auction on the Day of the Dead. Artists are given 8" x 10" pieces of tin to create retablos which are donated for the auction. The only rules are that the retablo must include the tin in some way and the wilder the better. This is my retablo for the auction titled "St. George of Immaculate Deception." I used a plastic toy figure of a man that originally was to teach anatomy I suppose. I removed the brain from the head and the organs in the chest cavity and replaced them with dollar bills and streamers saying "Oil money". The paper streamers at the bottom say "WMD". I realize this may offend some but I offer no apologies. It will be interesting to see what happens at the auction.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
This was a day to just sit and soak in the Almighty as waves rolled in...water, sun, sand. Food for the soul.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Doing my bit for the planet....drinking Blue Moon beer and using the caps for jewelry. Actually these are entries for a contest at Blue Moon Gallery in Bayview this weekend. 3 pairs of earrings and two pins.
Would Al Gore approve?
Great news! I won first and second place! Cash prizes! Wheeee!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
1. I am a retired art therapist and marriage and family therapist.
2. I lived in Perth, Western Australia while teaching art therapy at Edith Cowan University...the first art therapy program in the country. I've taught everything from 3 yr olds to graduate courses and am still teaching workshops. I retired from teaching art therapy grad courses at the U of H/Clear Lake about 5 years ago.
3. I play BeJeweled 2 on my computer late at night or when I can't sleep.
4. I was a potter for 15 years before becoming a therapist.
5. I can't believe I'm seventy. Only my body tells me so.
6. I love chocolate and coffee, not just love, I mean REALLY LOVE.
7. I've been married to the same man all my life. I love him, too...most days.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
And I really don't have a black eye, just some dark circles from this darn bronchitis. Plus I got a little carried away with cerulean blue...oh well.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I also created a male figure shrine from a clear plastic toy which I had been harboring forever...have no idea why I hesitated. I am pleased with both and it just felt so good to spend the day playing with all this "stuff".