October 30, 2010

Candy time

 We set up a little station and we are ready for the little ones to come by. 
  Marisa's wonderful characters just brighten this holiday.  

After my husband's golf time this morning, we will enjoy Autumn at the
Arboretum.  Wishing you a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

October 28, 2010

Library ephemera book

when i was younger i wanted to be a librarian, i love all things about libraries and books.

so working on this library ephemera book has been so satisfying.  i imagined myself in
some special collections room of a library as i worked on it.

October 25, 2010

Splatter journals....

.... some new journals coming your way soon.  i have been working on
 these slowly and hope to finish up a few more. 

thank you so much for your comments about my last piece. 

October 22, 2010

Index of first lines

Index of first lines
mixed media stitch work

Artwork is stitched onto canvas dropcloth. 

On another note, last weekend we had our annual fall fruit picking trip.
We climbed on the back of muddy pick up truck.  It took us to the farm backroads and left us among
the most amazing persimmon trees.  After about 45 minutes, they returned to pick us up.  After picking the persimmons from the trees, we filled up a box full of yummy goodness. 
Persimmons signal the fall season for me and I am welcoming
 it with much joy.

October 21, 2010

Somerset Studio Gallery

See a sneak peek of the new Somerset Studio Gallery available December 1st.  You can see my "You Might Be an Artist" book.  It is a very special and meaningful altered book for me.

October 19, 2010

October 15, 2010



acrylics, gesso, molding paste, ink on canvas panel

creativity is vitality.

October 12, 2010

Late nights

spending many late nights this month painting.

although this new painting is already in the frame, it is actually still untitled.  
i just put the last stroke of paint. 
  i am just stepping away and letting it breathe. 
the lighting is not great, but i am feeling good about it. 

October 7, 2010

What it wants to be

What it wants to be

acrylics, gesso, molding paste, inks on wood

Ready for a long weekend away with my family.  I hope yours is a great one too.

October 6, 2010

October love

A Tale of Fools

"a tale of fools:  for the love of a man"

three page fold artist book-mixed media

(inspired by song from Quiet World-Louis Orozco)

"he was just a kid
looking for love"

three page fold artist book-mixed media

Happily making these little story artist books.  

October 4, 2010

The one

Interior Revealed

acrylics, gesso, paper on wood panel

this is the one that geared me to a "new season" creatively. 
 it is certainly a joyous ride. 
i feel like am honoring who i am in a deeper way.
no more analyzing.
just creating and LOVING it.

October 2, 2010

Discovery garden

Discovery Garden

acrylics, ink, molding paste on wood

still painting
still making little art books
still making journals
still creating
still breathing art
still enjoying
still discovering