Archive for the ‘boonville art barn’ Category

SOCK ANIMALS Sox-n-Animals GIMMEE more, more, MORE! Yet another addiction.

July 18, 2008

Yes, If I had more time I’d have a lot more critters. We have been so busy this summer with our Poetry and Book Arts Kid’s Camp which was incredible, if I do say so myself, and the Beeswax Collage workshop. I love, love, LOVE to make these, and you can see by Jessie’s magnificent goat that the sock critter fever is contagious, indeed! despite a great amount of interest, there’s still some room in the Boonville Art Barn’s Sock Animal workshop so sign up soon!

Mini-Book Pendants

May 12, 2008

OK, so I am obsessed. Is this anything new? I have made some teeny-tiny books that one can wear around ones’ neck. They are great for love poems, mantras, inspiring words or pictures you like to keep close to your heart at all times. I love picking the teeniest pieces of beautiful paste paper for the covers. These are just the beginning, I have so many more ideas, I just wish I had some time! As I write, I am making more to sell in our Art barn at the upcoming Anderson Valley Art Tour over this Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy!

Paste Paper (altered) Gameboards

April 3, 2008

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My student and friend Diane Paget created this amazing paste paper Backgammon game. She even made fimo game pieces and a matching red and green marbled pouch for them to go into. I altered an old gameboard into a paste paper checkerboard. The obsession continues…

Student’s Paste Paper AKA Being (age) 5 again

March 27, 2008

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Beginning from the top: Ellen Springwater, David Spain, Susan McClure and Geraldine Rose. Aren’t these YUMMY?!?!

So, I only have a few large pieces of other’s papers in my personal collection, but I witness the amazing creation of these Rorschach-like paintings from friends and students quite often. I would show more, but alas I need to scan pieces bigger than the swatches I have begged for. My begging continues….!

One of the most interesting things about working on these with my crazy free-for-all anti-perfection process is that everyone’s personality shines through the work. If you’re feeling freaky or blue or fabulous or funky, it is bound to reveal itself. Folks often find that they think that their particular paste paper “looks the same” (yeah, right!). It’s just that each person does tend to have a style or repetitive almost meditative-ness to his or her stroke. (Thus, in my opinion the entire process becomes a therapeutic way of letting go.) And if you don’t “like it”, just…paint over it! Add another coat! How liberating!!

Am I really up to blogging?

March 19, 2008

I can’t help it-blogs-I love them & I hate them- the joy of discovery & information overload. And I am an inspiration/information junkie. But here we are, ahhhh- my first post. Paste paper is only one of my many obsessions, and I plan to share a few more. (illustration, collage, monoprints, painting, drawing, assemblage, sock dolls, jewelry, mosaic, who knows!). Since we have opened our Boonville Art Barn, I plan to show you work from my friends and students who inspire me daily.