Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Balance Series

"finding balance"
multimedia on paper on wood

The Balance Series

I am often asked how I balance
being a true single parent,
working full time,
and creating art.

All of these things are things I love
and I figure it out as I go,

getting there
loosing ground
gaining ground
on my toes
firmly planted

this series was started in 2011 and
continues as does my pursuit of balance.

"balance in instability"
multimedia on paper on wood

"I can do this"
multimedia on paper on wood

"getting there"
multimedia on paper on wood

"solid ground on a pile of twigs"
multimedia on paper on wood

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pasadena ArtWalk

Thank you for stopping by to say hello this Saturday at the Pasadena Playhouse District ArtWalk! It was a pleasure to meet and chat with so many of you. I appreciate all of your kind words and hope to see you out and about again.

Please e-mail your thoughts, questions, or comments on the event or my work. I would love to hear from you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

house boxes

Mixed media
(manipulated digital print, ink drawing, handmade paper on wood)
the lids come off

5.5"H x 4"W x 4"D

4.5"H x 3.75"W x 3.75"D

more Art Walk Prep

Flyer for the walk ..

these are two of the handmade books I will be showing,
still in process,
1. Autohomogrpahy - works from the series
2. Broad Portfolio of various media and purpose

both measure 10 x 13 in

interior view of "autohomogrpahy" artist book (in process)

interior view of broad portfolio (in process)

alternate interior view of broad portfolio (in process)

"getting there"

mixed media on reclaimed ceramic tile
8x8 in

random selection of signed, dated, archival print greeting cards
I will have many of these at the walk.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

6th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk

I am busy preparing work for the upcoming Pasadena Art Walk I will be on El Molino in a booth. This is my first year participating in the artwalk, I am looking forward to it. In my post of july 29th you can take a peak at the piece that took second place in the 125 year of Pasadena art competition. I will have that piece and many more on the day of the event. Here is a taste of some of what I have been working on. Please stop by and say hello, help make my first experience in Pasadena's ArtWalk a positive one!

This is a cropped view of "Balance"
26x40in mixed media drawing
(graphite, marker, acrylic, colored pencil)

Want to see the whole thing, please come by the art walk Oct. 15 in the Playhouse District!

artwalk prep

I can do this
small section of a drawing on paper
mixed media graphite, colored pencil, acrylic on paper

cedar cove
ink on paper

keeping it together
17x23in mixed media drawing
graphite, marker, colored pencil, acrylic on paper

self portrait in progress
16x20 mixed media drawing
graphite, acrylinc on paper

digital painting
thank you card

Friday, July 29, 2011

Solid Foundation~Colorado Bridge

Mixed media -Acrylic, colored pencil, ink, handmade paper on wood 23x27 inches

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Autohomography {I lived here series}

What is HOME?
Is it where you live, where you are from, is it inside you or defined by external
conditions? And is it private? What level of privacy can you expect?

I have been considering these questions recently.
This project began with a Facebook experiment.

A friends status read “Pay It Forward for Creative People: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment to this update. They must in turn, promise to post this and send something they made to the first 5 posters on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2010.”

I replied and posted. As my list of respondents was built, I questioned what to create for them. The spectrum of relationships with these “friends” varied tremendously and my intention was to make something unique and personal for each. But how? As their addresses for mailing purposes came into my message box, I typed them in to google to research the areas I had not been. I clicked on Street View for each address discovering that I could see their homes without having been there and I drew from that invasion of their privacy using this publicly accessible reference. Each recipient is receiving a package with a drawing of my house and their house.

My home sent to theirs.

This inspired me to investigate my own home autobiography via google.
I set up rules for the project. Only images available to the general public through google maps or google images and only minimal memory could be used for reference. I did not allow myself the use of family photos. If you look up these addresses you will find that which is illustrated here.

This series is the result of 10 “homes” in chronological order, the project is on going with an additional 3 homes in progress.

Pasadena - Current


Downtown Los Angeles

SOMA SanFrancisco

Parked on Panhandle Park -San Francisco


Saint Louis Park


clear lake

palos park