October 2009

29 Oct

Collecting Materials

My interest in collage and altered books has compelled me to become a scavenger. When I am wandering around outside I am always on the lookout for interesting bits of natural materials, like the above acorn caps I found the other day as I walked back to work after an errand. I pick up things […]

28 Oct

Altered Book: Close Your Eyes and Think About a Place You Want to Go

This was a frustrating piece to work on because of my idea to use thread. I wanted to create structure with the thread by wrapping it around and across the rusty wires. It was tricky trying to keep the thread tight and untangled, but also threading it around the wires in the first place was […]

21 Oct

The Return of the Red Umbrella

Five Wonderful Things: 1. Picking up my red umbrella from The Umbrella Shop on Broadway where I’d taken it for repair, and finding out they fixed it for FREE. (Buy an umbrella there because they are awesome!) 2. Getting starting on altered book number five. 3. Creating a button design to submit for the upcoming […]

16 Oct

The Power of Flowers

“Flowers have incredible power. Their fragile beauty ad brief life can teach us to enjoy without attachment, to experience deeply while knowing full well the experience is temporary. It is the same with all life. We will have pleasures and they too will be transitory. We are free when we are able to enjoy our […]

14 Oct

Dancing on the inside

I love this shot and it came about solely because Ariane put on her lovely green dress after I was finished photographing the main idea I had in mind for her shoot. (I’ll feature it in my next blog post.) I like it when things happen beyond what I had in mind and of course […]

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