Category Archives: Materials

The materials I use to create art.

Making Things Easy For Myself

I’m working on a face I painted, took a photo of, printed out, and having been stitching. I didn’t quite finish. The hole in the face is needed to let something show through on the canvas it will be applied … Continue reading

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A Sample

This is the “sample” I am creating for my Open Book workshop. It is a triptych, painted, collaged and now ready to accept found objects, more paint, text, and whatever else I decide it needs. I photographed it out on … Continue reading

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Dream Class

. A very good case is made for assembling a dream team in “Making Your Dreams Come True,” by Marcia Weider: You want to simplify the journey to having your dream . . . . If you’re part of a … Continue reading

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Engaged

  January, 2011, I decided to join the Sketchbook Challenge. I did so, quite frankly, with reluctance. Why? I am driven to pick up on and follow threads, clues, intuitions that capture my attention and await expression. Whatever I may have … Continue reading

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A Running Chance

Fences. They protect and they hide. They can be quite decorative, or hideously ominous and imposing. Some of us feel fenced in, others think everything is greener on the other side. Some of us sit on them, others tear them … Continue reading

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Fire in Your Belly

It’s that hunger ~ to feed, and be fed. To fill the emptiness. To satisfy the longing. Art does all of that for me.

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Fire In Your Mind

It’s there ~ everyone has at least a spark. Feed it. Feel it. Let it excite you. Paint it.

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Let It Burst Forth

Don’t be afraid to “lose control.” Trust yourself, trust what you have to give.

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Totally Stitched

Well Worn Glory has gone from the Yupo original, to a partially stitched version, to the totally stitched version. At this point, it is hard to see the original image. However, now I will get out the acrylics and have … Continue reading

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Free Altogether

I have ordered watercolour paints, which will be delivered by Curry’s shortly. I am looking into getting a dough spreader (one of Zappha’s favorite tools for Yupo). I will pick up a few eye droppers tomorrow. In short, the Yupo … Continue reading

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