A daily dose of collage creativity, in images, words and thoughts. Always remember, "Everything will be alright in the end...if it is not alright it must not be the End"

Monday, May 25, 2020

Sharing Collage Mixed Media



I created this last year to show to my students up North at Dillman's to inspire them to think about the kind of collage and mixed media art they want to make. We explore sections to see how each other was about to express in their own way. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Mini Prayer Flags....playing around


I'm in the process of setting up a class....and then I trailed off and painting mini sheets after they were sewn and cut. Five each, of the five colors. 



Last night sitting calming down before bedtime I strung the flags on the jute cord and stitched extra to make sure the flags stayed in place while on the cord.  My past experience is the flags get wet from hanging outside and will slide on the string, and bunch up.   
Happy to see the idea work out...next will be do stitch some fabric to the other empty flags I have with some fun stitching and see how the work out... evening actives, being that I don't knit or crochet.  

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Sharing the Mini abstract landscapes from Collage Meditation Video too












Walk...and keep walking


Yesterday Morning, I decided to switch my walk up after walking the dogs. They both can't go too long, one is a senior...bad legs and other is mending a knee. But if the weather permits I get myself an extra long walk in. Either listen to a podcast, music or just let thoughts wander out. Walking is a meditation and prayer time....quieting the inner chatter to hear from the heart.  As I walked the neighborhood the one shopping center by me had some beautiful Pansy sharing their colors...couldn't pass up a phone photo here. 


Not perfect, but perfectly imperfect with the all the small rock around a flower section on my back patio. I do an edging with the shovel and put out the dirt and unwanted weeds.  Can't thrown that all in the leave bags that pick up and recycle to heavy, so I put it in the wheel barrow and used my hands to feel and sift the dirt from the roots of the unwanted plants. 


 Tending to your property your area on this earth, is something I take pride in. Something instilled in me from my father. And digging and turning over the earth is a season thing, for the garden and for the flower beds too.  I can pull the bigger weeds out. I don't use chemicals...so it's physical labor that does it. As I was working yesterday with the clouds, coolness and the sun popping out while wearing a sweatshirt...I have to say it was ideal to be outside.  The situation I had was to go inside to the studio and create a piece of art at this time....I keep doing what I was doing till I made the choice not to create art but to allow my hands the freedom to work in the dirt/earth.


The extra dirt/earth then went into the buckets my daughter purchased last year for bucket garden. Right now with our stay at home still in action I was so delight to be creating the dirt for the cherry tomatoes seedlings I have growing in the house. I would have gone out to by bags of dirt for it but the situation of staying home made the choice for me. 

I feel it all today,  4 mile walk and yard work...I'm in gratitude for the opportunity to be useful and have simple purpose for the day and be so full of life. 



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Working on a Bison Totem




So here they are....all for colors of the Medicine Wheel, four directions.  I had a sketch idea..



not sure where it's going at this point...the bison are separate now and will come together in a row down...



The style of this series will be like Greater-She Bear and the Snow Owl. 


But after a point with my sketches and designs....I don't hit a block it's now open for inspiration to come in and direct the show so to say... 


Woodwalk Gallery


A selection of my work is now up on line at Woodwalk Gallery,  Egg Harbor WI.   Check it out. 
Missing my year drive up there, though we are adapting with the freedom of the internet.