Saturday, May 28, 2011

It's Your Turn to Invent the Universe This Time

It's Your Turn to Invent the Universe This Time (I'm Out of Tape)
6" x 4"
Ingredients: map fragments, vintage sheet music, vintage book page, acrylic ink, acrylic gel medium, magazine cut-outs, tissue paper, Koh-i-noor pen, watercolor pencils on multi-media art board

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.  
   -Douglas Adams

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An Hors D'oeuvre (without a funny title)

I just noticed yesterday that I've only done 2 posts so far this month.  Time has raced by so unbelievably fast, with the end of the school year (only 2 more weeks- and only 1 of those with the kids!), mountains of special ed. paperwork, and general exhaustion.  I feel like I've been working so hard, and with nothing to show for it!  I've even forgotten to welcome my new followers, and I sincerely apologize.  I'm so grateful to all of you, and hope you enjoy coming along on my adventures.

Just so you don't think I'm a total slacker, here's a little hors d'oeuvre. I'm sorry about the blurry photo, but my scanner does not like lumpy things. Also, I couldn't think of a good title for this one.  The best I could come up with was "Ashes to Ashes, and Dust to Dust in the Wind", but that just didn't get it for me.  Feel free to make suggestions.

Ingredients: map fragments, vintage book pages, vintage ledger page, watercolor pencils, copper crayon, image transfer.

In the meantime, I am working on the salad and main courses- coming soon, I promise!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Same Thing, Only Different (Azaleas)

While I'm working on more mixed media art to share with you, I thought it would be nice to share some more photos.  In the past six weeks we've had maybe five sunny days, and I was lucky enough to be out at Shabo- Mekaw on one of them.  Even better, I was there while the azaleas were in bloom, and the butterflies came out to sip some nectar...

Now, I've got to get back to work!  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Same Thing, Only Different (Bluets)

My favorite Spring wildflower isn't the brightest or showiest; in fact, the bluet is so tiny, it could easily be missed.  It doesn't grow here in Kenton County, where I live, nor in southwest Ohio, where I grew up.  When we bought property on the Kinniconick Creek in Lewis County, I was excited to discover many species of  plants I had never seen before.  A delicate little four-lobed star of pale blue with a bright yellow center, I couldn't help thinking of it as a faerie flower.  


See what I mean?