Friday, August 11, 2017



more faces this week.  this first one is done with stability pencils,

black and blue, white gesso and a red china marker 

on watercolor paper.  i like the simplicity and 

challenge of using  just a few products.





these next faces are done on 





3 x 5 white index cards





with a micron pen




and spray inks.



they are easy




and fun warm ups.  i do like

to warm up before diving into a 

a larger project.  what about you?

in the past, the warm up and project

were done on the same substrate.  now if find 

it fun to do them separately... just a little different.



have a lovely week.  i post weekly on fridays 

when i  join eva and kristen and the paint party friday gang.















Friday, August 4, 2017


i flew into smoky and moist seattle

to join john arbuckle and brian kasstle

(both are talented artists listed on my sidebar)

for a three day journaling workshop

on whidbey island.  smoky because of the canadian 

fires, and moist because, compared to the drought 

in los angeles, there appears to be lots of water, though

i am told they, too, are in a drought situation.






the predicted weather couldn't have been more perfect.

notice the word predicted.  it turned out to be warmer

and more humid than expected but this did not dampen

spirits or creativity. 










the project was ambitious.  we were to make a stack journal.  this is 

made up of 6 pieces of cereal box cardboard transformed 

into pieces of collage and painted art.  that's not all.  we 

painted watercolor paper on both sides for a cover to hold  these pages 

and 

made african style bizi sticks to hold it closed. 

in 3 days!





does it sound like a lot?  it was!! 

9-4 every day.  a number of us crazies

returned after dinner for more work on our own.

here are a few of my pages.  wish i had more 

process pictures but as you can see from the 

above schedule,  there weren't' enough time!!











 when i finally did get back to my room, i had to finish


the art forger.   i finished it on the plane ride 

home.  it's based loosely on the biggest art 

heist in history.  500 million dollars of art was stolen 

from the isabella steward gardner museum in boston.  here's 

a short description of the robbery.


in 1990.  In the early hours of March 18, 1990, guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Bostonadmitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call. Once inside, the men tied up the guards and, over the next hour, stole thirteen works of art valued at $500 million – the largest-value theft of private property in history.





and a current update.  



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-20/the-hunt-for-the-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-artwork


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please excuse the inconsistent fonts in this post. 
i blame it on the creativity of blogger this week.



i hope you had a lovely week.  today's post is
linked to paint party friday hosted by eva and kristen weekly.