Panel Discussion at the Works!

Saturday, April 21st, I had the opportunity to join fellow Pen Women, (from L to R)Brenda Laymen, Renate Fackler and Rosalie Unger in an Artists & Writer's Panel Discussion, where we shared our writing and artistic processes and discussed our collaborative work that will remain on exhibition at The Works, in Newark, through July.

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 Rosalie Unger and I showcase our collaboration, "Guardian Angels", acrylic and paper collage with security envelopes and both of our prescription inserts!

Rosalie Unger and I showcase our collaboration, "Guardian Angels", acrylic and paper collage with security envelopes and both of our prescription inserts!

 My additional piece, "Bald is Beautiful", Acrylic and paper collage on canvas with security envelopes and my prescription inserts; Rosalie's piece showcasing her published book, collaged with editor's edits!

My additional piece, "Bald is Beautiful", Acrylic and paper collage on canvas with security envelopes and my prescription inserts; Rosalie's piece showcasing her published book, collaged with editor's edits!

Come Celebrate our Collaborations...

As a Member of the National League of American Pen Women, the Central Ohio Chapter is happy to announce a collaborative show, "Seasons of Our Lives", opening this Friday, April 13, 2018...

Join us for the opening reception at The Works (Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology), 55 S. 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.

As an organization comprised of professional women writers, artists, musicians, singers, dancers and choreographers (to name a few), we have had our "Women of Letters" and "Women of Art" members collaborate on this exhibit.

Come see what we've done!

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Just Playing...

To know my work is to know I love big, bold color and texture! I like layers and lots of them! But there are also times that I like to change gears and strive for subtlety! In doing so, I tend to bring in white acrylic to soften the scene around the focal point, allowing it to speak. Lately, I have been playing with Alcohol Inks and testing them outside of their intended YUPO paper, to see how well they play with others...

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Here's what I am finding...their colors are as bold as I was warned...loving that! They are similar to watercolor in terms of control, but they also lend themselves nicely to "happy mistakes"! They don't play well with gloss medium if they are being painted over, as they can bleed into the gel medium (even after they are dry) but they will happily sit atop of dried gloss medium!

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I'm currently working on a series of 12" x 12" panels that combine acrylics with alcohol inks. So far I'm pleased with the results...happy mistakes and all! What do you think?

 "You've Got This! Acrylic and alcohol inks on wood, 12" x 12"

"You've Got This! Acrylic and alcohol inks on wood, 12" x 12"

These pieces are currently available, if interested, contact me directly for details!

 "Poppies", Acrylic and alcohol inks on wood, 12" x 12"

"Poppies", Acrylic and alcohol inks on wood, 12" x 12"

 

 

 

 

Back to my beginnings...

Back in 2003, I made a baby gift for a friend. I designed an entirely fabric, washable and baby-safe book. Five pages with fabric illustrations, told a story written in verse. After my friend received her gift, she called me and asked if I could make 3 more for friends and relatives of hers that were also expecting. A business was born!

I was commissioned to create books for many occasions: births, adoptions, birthdays, pet memorials, adult achievements, musical accomplishments and more. I am thrilled to have them featured in the current issue of GreenCraft magazine! Thank you to the many friends and clients who lent me their books for the magazine to photograph. Many thanks to the Editors I have worked with at GreenCraft, as they transitioned into different editorial roles!