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Just for You! Danse Macabre Stencils Giveaway

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Giveaway! | 0 comments

Just for You! Danse Macabre Stencils Giveaway

My friend and brilliant artist Béatrice Coron has just designed a set of stencils for Artistcellar’s Signature Series called “Danse Macabre.” Béatrice is an artist who cuts stories from paper. Her work is brilliant and extraordinary, and you can appreciate her TED talk here. Her stencils are four scenes based on her paper cuts. You can see all the designs on the blogs listed below. 96 – Painter 97 – Housework 98 – Online 99 – Dancers. This is the one I used in my project. First I traced the stencil onto Arches Cover Black paper with a gold pen. Then...

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Blessings from Thailand

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Blessings from Thailand

Last month I received feedback from my website. A comment titled “How I am using your book” This was the last sentence of the email: “Just thought you might like to know how you have impacted people halfway around the world!” Kindest Regards, Kit I wrote to Kit and thanked her, and asked her if it was okay to share her story that she shared with me. Here is what she wrote. The New Life Center Foundation is a faith-based non-governmental organization in northern Thailand. We work with teenaged girls and young women from the hilltribe minority groups who have come from...

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Grief and Beauty

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Visual Inspiration, Written Inspiration | 6 comments

Grief and Beauty

I have lots of work to do. And I have two friends who are suffering enormously with health issues. These two situations do not work really well for me, I have trouble sometimes moving through grief and creating beauty at the same time. As an artist, this is my job, to feel, interpret, explore, illustrate, experience and sometimes, deliver the goods wrapped up and ready. This time it is harder to do that for me, because my talented and beautiful friend is dying. She is a calligrapher and an activist, a real thinker and hoper and believer. In thinking about her I found a book I painted years...

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The Colors of the Desert

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Visual Inspiration | 3 comments

The Colors of the Desert

A road trip through the Utah desert.

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Collage with Skins

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 7 comments

Collage with Skins

Earlier this week I took a class with Chris Cozen, a working artist for Golden Paints. The class was on making “skins” with the various mediums that Golden makes, and running them through an inkjet printer, adding photos and textures to create collage materials. Chris made many, many of these skins on foil, digital grounds, fiber paste and likely most of the other mediums that Golden makes. She gave us each three blanks to print at home, and three more to use in our collages. Some of the skins were clear with bits of paint in them, some were gorgeous seascapes printed on foil,...

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