Tuesday, December 25, 2012
My good friend, Ross sent me this:
I've been back to Facebook to look at your flag several times now. I'm captivated by the buttons and the symbolism they represent. My thought is that they represent the great forces in our lives where we find support-such as family, friends or other things we turn to in times of need (writing, creating art, or cooking, for example). So even as the stitching becomes loose and our lives start to fray, the button is there and can be hung onto to help prevent everything from unraveling completely.
Anyway, I really love your contribution, which should come as no surprise to you because I really love you too!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
I love Holly. Every year I do a new Christmas Card featuring Holly. Here are two different styles. The green/blue backgrounds use a textured handmade paper. The Coral use a hand painted paper but are much lighter in feeling. Every year I do holly but they always look different.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
This past week, I juried into a new to me gallery, "Love Art Gallery," in Sellwood, and decided to create some new pieces for it. So far I have completed 7 new ones. 2 more to go. These are scans of 3 of them. My scanner bed is too small to scan them totally so I scanned each one twice to capture both sides. Lenall
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
The Portland Art Collective spent the weekend away in the Gorge at Menucha. The weekend was filled with lots of laughter, conversation, art making, friends, food and fun. I did just shy of 70 postcard sized pieces of art. At times, I tend to be a production line artist. I started on Friday night painting one side of the former PAC art show postcards. I did 3 color ways. Blues, Greens and oranges. Then I started to compose my collages. The subject matter ranged from waterlilies, palm trees, houses, daisies and more poplars. I used a lot of different handmade papers and old paintings that I cut up. I used solid papers, a Japanese rice paper, a scrapbook paper, and old sheet music. Collaging took all day Saturday. Saturday evening I did some embossing of birds for the nest pieces like those I posted earlier. Sunday, I used my sewing machine with the free motion foot and stitched on each piece. The stitching acts as calligraphy. As an exclamation point. I still have about 25 pieces to stitch. Maybe tommorrow!