Monday, September 22, 2008

Chunky Book Pages

I spent the day at my good friend Jill Shulse's studio. She has a beautiful studio with a window and patio door overlooking the Onion River. Our goal for the day was to work on our pages for the chunky book that Kathy Beringer is hosting for RAEvN's Nest Art Retreat. Jill cut out 43 pairs of wings. I thought it was going to be a lot of work when she showed me the idea but I didn't want to discourage her because the design was awesome.

I drew one of my soulful birds over a photo of myself as a starting point for my pictures. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't finish them in time. So much to do to get ready for the retreat yet.

I am looking forward to the next time I can work with Jill in her studio. I seem to get more done, the time passes quickly, and it is wonderful to be able to bounce ideas off one another. Plus she is well stocked so I don't have to worry too much if I forget to pack a supply.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Garage Sale Treasures

I found these two boxes at a garage sale. They were used as a teaching aid for different fasteners. What an exciting find. I have some assemblage ideas in mind. I hope to post finished projects in the near future


I finally made a banner for this blog today. I used an oil painting of mine for the base. I painted it in 2005. We hit a record number of overcast days that Winter. In December 2005 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee set a record for the area with 17 consecutive days with cloudy skies and no sun. I depend on the sun for happy rays.

The raven has found a treasure - TIME - a recurring theme in my art. The year I painted it is represented by the hands on the watch. I'm not sure it's what I want for my banner or if it needs more work. At least it is more interesting than just the blog name.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yearbook Photos

I have so much work to do ... but I found this fun site. It lets you upload your photo to add to different yearbook pictures from different years. I found several new hip, groovy, happening and awesome hairdo's. I think that they look hysterical. Below is the link so you can have fun too. Actually I had some similiar hairdo's in my lifetime.