February 2011

25 Feb

First Saturday Open Studios: March 5th Edition

Last month my friend Val Arntzen kicked off a series of open studio days happening on the first Saturday of the next few months until June. March 5th is the next date, and myself and a few other artists will be joining in by opening our own studios (or home in my case) for a […]

24 Feb

Butterflies, Paper & Leaves Collage

This is the last of the old heat transfer experiments recycled into art that I started working on last week. I ended up completely covering up the original image printed on this cradle frame because it didn’t work well in the collage. I don’t feel I do this random style of composition well, so I […]

22 Feb

Recycling Art Experiments into Collage

If you’re an artist like me who loves to experiment with different ideas and processes, you may have a whole bunch of unsuccessful pieces of not-so-great art taking up space in your studio. Last week I pulled out three of these, all on wooden cradle frames I wanted to reuse. Two of the pieces had […]

21 Feb

Beautiful Work From My First Altered Book Workshop

I was ridiculously nervous and anxious in the week leading up to teaching my first altered book workshop, but things could not have gone better with the class. There were six people in attendance, which was the perfect amount to allow everyone to spread out in the space. I started the class with a quick […]

18 Feb

Selling Work Through Bird on a Wire Creations

My exciting news this week is that some of my altered books are now available for purchase through Bird on a Wire Creations. At last I have someone else taking care of the marketing and selling of my work. Bird on a Wire is a relatively new retail store located on Main Street near Broadway, […]

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