Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Sky

Recycled Paper from Junk Mail
Primed and painted
Simple big brush strokes
Lots of stars
Christmas night sky.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Swimming Against

Goldfish and Moon
The gold of the fish
The blue of the moon
Upstream, downstream

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Found Objects

Great Good Fortune

Cast off cast paper background
formed in a wooden square mold.
dried and cracking and beautiful.
Laid out objects
The mask of grocery store bags formed into a mold
from a face cast
laid out
a tin can lid
Great Good Fortune.
3 moons in a row.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simple Shape Stamps

Stamped Treescape

Triangles for trees.
Loaded up with paint with a brush.
Stamped in a row.
On a piece of painted newspaper.

Stamped Triangle Trees

The same triangle tree shape.
Stamped on a different piece of painted newspaper.
Another triangle treescape.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Color Block Cards

Painted Paper with Painted Glue

Painted Paper Color and Texture

Painted Paper with Glue

After a day of priming and painting newspapers
I get to the day of card making.
How to put the blocks of painted paper together?
Not as easy as I thought.
The picture of how I thought it would be in my head
does not match what the paper will do.
Have to let go of the picture in my head and see
what the painted papers can become on their own.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Christmas Tree Papers

Christmas Card

Repainted Newspaper with Red and Green
Tall Triangles
Snowflake Paper Punches
Star Paper Punch on Top

The Inside

Repainted Newspaper in Red
More Star Punch Star
White Paint for Star Sky
Handwritten with Fabric Paint on
Repainted Paper

Fold, Insert in Envelope (repainted), Send

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Templates for Moon Dancers

Three Figures

The templates for the Dancing Moon Figure.
Cut from an empty Stevia box.
She needed to have her arm taped back on.
Blue painters tape.

Moon Dancers

Dancers In the Night Sky

The paper figures are cut from recycled newspapers.
I used a single figure.
I cut it out of painted newspaper that was painted on both sides. 
 I used both sides to change the figure some.

Two more versions of the Moon Dancers.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012


Fish Fun

Strips of painted newspaper.
CUT-OUT simple yellow fish.
Paper punch eye and spots.
Swim fish swim.

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Trout Continued

Collage Trial

Laying out the parts to figure out
the puzzle....
This fish
with circles, stars and feathers....
the beginning
of collage

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fish Fortune

Trout Good Fortune

By lying the cutout shape of the fish over the painted
and printed newspaper
I was able to find some areas that seemed like a trout.

The trout of good fortune and prosperity .

Theactual word in Chinese for fish translates into "abundance."

The trout of abundance.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Crow Moon

What is the source of these ?
Upside down thinking and sudden bursts of strategic dreamspeak.
Claiming the crow as  automatic messenger.

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Offerings to Paper and Aqua

Recycled Boxes as Canvases
Recycled Boxes as Art

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Crows of a Feather

Monoprint Crows

Using the medium weight cardboard from a discarded box
I cut out the crow shape to use
to print with.
I did use the crow shape and have some prints with it
but these are from the cardboard that was left behind.
I used some primer on it first.
I painted both sides to help it hold up to the painting and printing.
Then I brushed on a combination of black, brown and red paint
and printed onto a painted piece of newspaper for the top
bird and a painted piece of
cardboard on the bottom.
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