Thursday, May 29, 2008

SOWA This Sunday, June 1 in the South End

Visit me at the South End Open Market THIS SUNDAY, June 1, 2008 or NEXT SUNDAY June 8. It's my first show in over two years and I'm so excited to see all the artists & other vendors there. Hope to see you! For more info check out the SOWA website.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Weekend for Artists Row

It's finally here! Kickoff weekend for Artists Row in Salem, MA is THIS weekend. I have some pieces in the Salem Arts Association Gallery, and will be submitting a few more to Experimental Art Gallery and Studio for their "Small Works" show. It's going to be an exciting summer on the Row, with lots of events planned. It's the coolest little spot in the city...make sure you stop by if you're visiting the North Shore!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mixed Media Collage - Serendipitous or Planned?

Recently I had a conversation with an artist who showed me sketches that resulted in an exhaustively planned, beautiful, composition. As I thought of my own techniques, which are never completely (or even remotely) planned from the beginning, I wondered if I should rethink my more "intuitive" way of doing things. -- Then I finished this collage today and remembered what I love so much about serendipity!

The collage has a background layer of vintage papers from magazines and playbooks. Over that is a collage of fine art paper treated with inkaid, with a digital collage (from flowering trees in my yard) printed on it. Because the fine art paper was torn and layered, some is thicker in places (more opaque) and lets the background wording show through, or not show through, accordingly.

The wording that actually showed through cracked me up. Now, I am a happily married mother of two, but when I saw the words "any man" and "tonight" and "drought tips" and "don't trust" it was too funny!