Hi Everyone! I'm uploading a series of 10 or more small videos that highlight techniques in my book, Digital Fiber Art and other Mixed Media Surfaces on You Tube!
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
I've been making all sorts of journals for years now. One of the easiest and quickest is the simple signature journal. I'll share a few steps, how-to's, here but first here's a picture off the internet where you can find more on this. This journal has 2 more holes on either side of center. But you can choose how many holes you want!
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Art is so many things it is hard to pin down.
The elusive nature of it speaks to the fact that, part of it, is exposing the tender side of the artist's soul. The viewer responds and this creates a dialogue.
That to me is art. A connection. A communication.
It can be fine art, fiber art, pottery even jewelry. There is no firm definition so let’s just draw the circle larger.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A silent stirring. Was it the wind or a bird outside my window? The morning talking, waking me from slumber, pressing me to begin, begin! This day, this gorgeous day, another new & precious day to write upon! What treasure will I find? What secret longing to fulfill? Oh yes, I have the down days, the gray days, the days I question. But as I grow older, ripe with experiences, my time more precious, the less I want drama, the less sucking me down into black holes, I come forward from those times with a renewed vigor for the simple, unadorned pleasures.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
It becomes almost transparent & adds texture. The base can be fabric or paper, maybe 10 x 15 or 20 x 30 but any size. Then we hit the whole thing with more mediums- some we create ourselves, top it with white gesso using a almost dry brush, apply it almost parallel so it only hits the top of the peaks of the collage￼￼￼￼. At this point you can go back in with more paint, text, whatever. Then the surprise happens because we cut it up! So if you have a 10 x 16 Base, you can cut them up into 5 x 8 pieces. Or the 20 x 30 could be cut into 10 x 15 pieces or 5x 7 and so on. That’s the advantage of having a really large base to begin with.
What is absolutely amazing and the point of the whole activity is the serendipity or flow that you are in when you make the collage and each little piece that you cut off become tiny little compositions.
It’s amazing how it works!!￼￼ I loved this process!