Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fair Trade Coffee House/ Lovely Rust Find

The Oil and Cold Wax pieces are up at the Fair Trade Coffee House in Madison, Wisconsin from Sept.-Nov. If you are in the area have a look and enjoy the great coffee.
Now that the Fair Trade Show is up I am working on the next....St Paul Art Crawl in Oct. I am thinking to frame the rust print paintings that I've done over this last year. I spend the morning going through them and picking out what I like best. Now to figure out how to frame them hmmmm.

On our way to Madison to put up the show we stopped at a little town in Wisconsin  called Hixton and found the best rusty bits!!! This mudding tool had the most wonderful marks on it and such beautiful color of rust.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Mixing it up, a break from the rust work, a little oil&cold wax on canvas paper.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On The Attic Floor

I love the wood on my attic floor, a good background for some work I think are finished. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

On My Desk

Still working on  collage I seem to have caught the collage bug. I am actually working on collage, rust printing, oil and wax, textile rusting and encaustic. I just move from one station to the next as it moves me...if you were watching you may think I was schizophrenic. Let's hope some good things come out of it:)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Natural Stains

I was eating some beetroot the other day and couldn't resisting using the juices as paint. I painted on rice paper which is marvelous fun with beetroot juice and walnut ink then collaged it on a rust print. I apologize for the poor camera is on it's last legs, time for a new one.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

More Ladies

Two Ladies and a Baby
 I did some rust prints with tea and beetroot stains while back. To my surprise  they all had figures in them. Ladies to be exact. I posted the first two last time and after posting them I saw with the aid of the photograph  a baby on one of the ladies backs, tied on with a blanket as they  do in Africa.

My last lady is from my African memories. This is a older lady dreaming of her younger years.
Dreaming of Younger Years