Sunday, March 27, 2011

Silly Questions

Some things to ponder...

 If the supermoon was so super, why couldn't I get a super photo of it?

1. If we can't walk on water, what are the chances we can sit on it?
2. Is it a park, a pool, or a river?

How come no one says, "What, what, goose butt..."?  

Do these numbers seem upside-down to you?  Shouldn't 45 be higher than 15?

If my daughter is engaged, does that make me older than God, or just older than dirt?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Raven and Crane- part 2

As Raven spread his inky wings to fly, darkness spilled out from beneath them, filling the emptiness with all the pieces of the mysterious Night.  The beautiful Moon sailed through the sky, and the darkness was dotted with countless swirling stars.  The Moon's glowing face spun slowly out of hiding until her full roundness was revealed, and then back again.

See part 1 here.

- This story is my own, and does not intentionally draw from any existing story or myth. The style and inspiration come from the traditional creation myths of many cultures, including Celtic and Native American.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I don't usually do collages that don't contain some of my own drawing or monotype work, but I thought I'd give it a try.  Why I thought that, I don't really know, since I'm generally quite terrible at this type of work.  In my last post, I included a collage I had made by combining different papers.  In keeping with the theme of clouds and rain, my intention was for the piece to express that mood, so I wanted to do something a bit simpler, softer, and more monochromatic than my usual riot of intense color and contrast.  (Okay, stop laughing; it is too possible!) The result was less than satisfactory; in fact, it was boring.

As I sat looking at this piece and pondering what might be done to improve its awfulness, I though perhaps I had been over-confident; maybe I should have started small.  "Go big or go home" is not always a sound philosophy.  So, I began cutting it into smaller pieces, which seemed at once to be an obvious improvement.  I worked on each one individually, while still keeping them similar enough to work as a series.

Symphony of the Rain (Overture)  4.75" x 5.75"

Symphony of the Rain (First Movement)  6.25" x 6"

Symphony of the Rain (Second Movement)  5" x 5"

Symphony of the Rain (Third Movement)  6" x 4.75"

Ingredients (all 4 pieces):  vintage ephemera, decorative papers, magazine cut-outs.

What do you think?  Better, or not?  Any and all advice would be helpful!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Time of Gray

It's the time when all you see is gray...

It weighs down the sky...

wrapping hills and trees in delicate layers of gray tissue.

And then it begins....

Symphony of the Rain
ingredients: vintage type paper, vintage piano book page, magazine cut-outs, various decorative papers