Monday, October 28, 2013
Yesterday my friend Julie taught me how to make a Lotus Book. I may have added more pages than I was suppose to, and the paper I used for the pages was not ideal.........but, I made a book!
Looking forward to making many more.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I am addicted to paper. I could easily be accused of being a paper hoarder and would have to plead guilty. I love the stuff! The weight, the smell, the texture, and oh the myriad of colors and patterns. Handmade Italian Marbled Endpapers, Japanese Chiyogami, papers with bits of leaves or grasses in them, and papers with velvety surfaces pristine surfaces longing to be marked upon.
Some of the papers are from exotic places and have exotic names. Some are made in paper mills that have been producing paper for centuries. Some are made by hand.
I love them all and I am greedy for them.
Tomorrow a friend of mine is going to show me how to convert some of my paper into a book. I am hoping this will help reduce the sheets of paper accumulating in my drawer. I fear it will only give credence to my lust for more paper.
Friday, October 18, 2013
from the " In Search of the Superlative Horse"series
Mixed Media on Paper
with 23 karat Gold Leaf
22" x 30"
The colours in this painting always remind me of the rich hues that are such a part of autumn.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Mixed Media on Canvas
There are mornings when I really miss the South.
I spent a good deal of time driving this weekend.I really do some of my best daydreaming and pondering while I driving.I was thinking about painting and language.I love a well turned phrase.I love listening to or reading a well crafted story,one filled with succinct sentences that evoke a place or events that make me believe that I may have experienced it myself.
Why is that?
I think that maybe it is a human longing to belong to a tribe, a group a family. A desire to belong and be understood. A desire to believe"I am not alone and my life matters".
So why do I paint?
This week I believe I paint to bear witness to what I love. I want to share what I love. I want it to be understood, that I was here and for a brief moment that is my life, I loved horses.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
"Pretty in Pink"
Embellished and collaged Monoprint
14" x 20"
I was looking at this print this morning. I love it. A Monoprint embellished with 23 karat gold leaf and collaged with French and Italian Marbled endpapers on a sheet of French paper that is eggshell with flecks of brown and grey.
I admit I have a passion for beautifully crafted paper.
I am so tempted to frame it. However once it is framed it make it more difficult to sell as the price goes up and much more difficult to ship. So, at least for the moment it shall remain unframed.