Saturday, October 26, 2013

Once upon a time...

In 2011, I began sketching out an idea for a storybook. For many months, I carried a notebook in my purse and anytime an idea came, I wrote it down. For over a year, it was just a collection of sketches, words and thoughts about the story I wanted to tell. In 2012, while recovering from my stroke, I started working on the art. It was a slow process and after several weeks, I set it aside. My eyesight was hindering the process and it became a chore rather than a pleasure to work on. It has nagged at me for months. I really wanted to tell the story. So...a few weeks ago I started again and since my eyesight has improved, it's been a better process this time around and I am enjoying every minute of it. I wanted to share however since it's a gift for my daughter's, don't want to give too much away, so here are a few small bits...


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Life in Layers, part 3...

More pages from my first Life in Layers Journal.
Lots of collage with touches of paint.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Layers of Life Journal continued...

I've decided to call this project, Layers of Life Journal.
A few more pages...

More to come...

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


I started a new journal a few weeks ago. Life in layers or layers of life would be a good name for it. Layering is my favorite part of mixed media art.
Here are a few pages...
Layers of paint over paper. 
Layers of paper, my weakness. 
Paper, paint and more. 
Paper, paint and scraps. 
More paint over paper with stenciling.
Lots more to come.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013


Finished a few more birds...
Witchy Bird

Love Bird

Sittin' Pretty Bird

Mamasan Bird
Just love them!