Tuesday, September 26, 2006

2 Fishies...

I'm having a bad day. You know when you have about 3 or 4 things that just HAVE to be done, then all it takes is one more little thing to push you over the edge...
That was my day. I wallowed in some misery and felt sorry for myself, but feel much better now.
Plan for the night, sit on couch, eat chocolate.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

My pad...

This is our dining room table and chairs. The table was a real find, as its a vintage 1960's teak piece from Denmark. The store had just put it in the window when I happened to walk by, and I just knew it would be perfect. The chairs are new, but reproductions of the classic Arne Jacobsen design called Seven. At first I wasn't sure about the white with the teak, but as soon as I saw them together I loved it.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

At the beach

Here is a picture of me and Henry when he was only about 4 months old.
On another note, this is a sort of private beach that we'd go for picnics and swims. That year a body washed up on the shore... haven't swam there since!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


This is a series of collage/mixed media paintings I've been doing. The background is old, yellowed book pages. I love sheet music, foreign writing, the yellower the better!
The image is from an antique botanical journal.
See more at www.botanicablocks.blogspot.com.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Family collages for my Mom's 60th birthday

These scans aren't the greatest, I'm still learning how to use the darned thing... but you get the idea anyways...
These are mixed media collages, using old family photos and transfer techniques. The small one is a photo of my Mom when she was small.

Artist Trading Cards

These cards are a new phenomenom that I find really interesting... they are small cards usually 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 ", and they are original art cards that you trade with other artists. There are internet Yahoo groups devoted to trading and swapping these things...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

My boy...

This was Henry at about 4 months old. He was so black! For months people kept asking how old my "old timer" was, because he was going from black to grey. Hello? He's a puppy!
We did know that the colour change would happen though, he'll probably continue to get lighter as he gets older.

Friday, September 08, 2006


This is a mask I bought in Florence a few years ago. It was this cool little shop where the artist was also the shopkeeper. He spoke almost no English, so that was interesting... He had a brochure of recent shows, and I was surprised to see he had a showing in Langley, B.C., of all places.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Beetles fascinate me...

I was inspired by Nick Bantock for this collage. He is the author/artist of the Griffin and Sabine books. I actually met him when he came to our garage sale a couple of years ago, right after I started making collages. I told him that I loved his work, and asked him if he'd take a look at my collages. That is SO not like me! I guess I just decided to grab my opportunity... Anyways, I had Nick Bantock captive in my basement, giving me a critique. I had literally just started doing some art again after a LOOONG dry spell, so to have this input was amazing. He is quite the character, and his energy and intensity is unlike anyone I've ever met.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

If you go down to the woods today...

you're in for a big surprise!
This is a rather large grizzly bear that walked about 200 ft. from our camping spot this weekend... I had to get back in my tent and go to sleep that night too... I didn't get very much sleep, suffice it to say.
He wasn't really very interested in us, kind of nonchalant actually. I guess that's what its like when you're at the top of the food chain.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Life is a highway...

This is Henry when he was a puppy... He loves to feel the wind in his hair, sometimes he practically tries to climb out the window to get the best air. Crazy dog.