Friday, December 28, 2007

the circus

Mixed Media Necklace
An After Midnight sponsored Art Challenge
Zeborah Loray started a new trend of paper folding that everyone calls Geo Deco's. After Midnight Art Stamps held a challenge using this free form process. We were given a one and one half by two inch piece of burlap, a tiny black rubberband, and a small wooden cocktail pick. The objectitve was to use the folding process along with these items to create a piece of art. We were allowed to add whatever we wanted, but must include these three items in the work. The folded Geo Deco in my piece was made from an energy drink can. The rubber band is tied beneath the ball where the elephant stands, the wooden pick stands behind the elephant, and the burlap is hidden in the handmade faux resin beads. Vintage chain, washers, a twig, buttons and a charm from a charm swap make up the rest of the necklace. More Geo Deco's may be seen at

Monday, December 17, 2007

mobile collage

Title: Mobile Collage
Size of panels: 5x7
Medium: Mixed Media
Two years ago, Linda Hanson of After Midnight Art Stamps, commissioned me to do her booth display for CHA. This is only one of the many pieces incorporated in the display. Three 5x7 panels, collaged on both sides, dangle from an altered hanger. Each panel moves and turns with the slightest movement of air, being forever in motion. The one of a kind copyrighted piece incorporates Opal designs along with original drawings, found objects, wire, and bead embellisments.

Friday, December 07, 2007

gun control

Size: 22 x 30
Medium: Mixed Media
Sometimes paintings that are not pretty have the most emotional impact. Look closely and you will see a person being shot from behind. This painting is from a workshop demonstration. The objective was to take a news item from a news magazine or newspaper that did not contain a photograph, and interpret your vision onto watercolor paper. The article I chose was written about an eleven year old who did not want to attend school for fear of guns and gangs. On the bottom right corner is the phrase, "He who has the gun controls"