This school year is winding down.
Spring surrounds us in soft shades of yellow
This is my contribution to the spring issue of
Pasticcio Quartz: Adornments,
one of the most beautiful issues yet!
If you would like to see more,
you can preview or order a copy here.
The image of my daughter is one I took
several months ago and cut out.
She is adorned with magnolia flowers, lace and dragonflies.
This painting sold at my show that ends tomorrow
at Paschal Winery in southern Oregon.
The pages below were and experiment
with my printer.
First I lay the wilting flowers (from my birthday)
on the screen,
then I lay an open calligraphy book over them,
pressed really hard and printed the first image.
and finally I added paint, collaged the butterfly
and pressed flowers over the print.
A view of our trees and gate leading into our back
And another view. We planted everything ourselves,
and now the trees completely
The middle window is where my studio desk is.
And my son and I before his senior dinner
last weekend. He will be graduating next weekend
and on his way to college in the fall.
My most special birthday present was
a new puppy.
She is named Jasmine, and had such
a sad story we had to adopt her.
Our sweet Murphy adores her,
and isn't so obsessed with guarding the house
A blue jay searches for seeds along the garden path...
A new collage, (actually a re-do of an old one)
Lots of scraping and layers here.
The butterfly is a photo of a
framed butterfly that my brother gave me.
It is called a Common Rose.
The cut out butterfly in the pressed flowers
is another that I have framed, and is named
a Dark Bluetiger.
We found them in a small antique store
in downtown Klamath Falls.
Can you see the african stamp hiding
in the background? Here is a closer look...