Sunday, March 22, 2015

journal spread, thinking of ancestors 

i wanted to be sure to comment back to all of you 

who have left me sweet messages before i posted

here on my blog.  i really appreciate that you have 

taken the time to say hello.  i think i am caught up.

this journal spread is in memory of my ancestors.

i recently read a book called heart mountain 

by gretel ehrlich  which took place in 

wyoming at one of the sites of an internment camp.

all of my family members were interned during world war II

so it was a very moving book to me.  i didn't intend this page to 

go in this direction but the topic must have been on my mind.

in the lower right corner is a photo of the japanese american

troop who fought in the american army.  i have mentioned 

before that this troop was the most decorated troop in the army.

practicing with a limited palate 

collage and acrylic, we have it all

small color studies

these pieces are  more from my assignments

in art entwined with misty mawn.  she is quite 

extraordinary if you do not know of her.  

posting with paint party friday.  thank you
eva and kristin for hosting for 4 years and 1 week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

journal page, handmade stamps and collage papers

choose your companion wisely when 

traveling through the desert

ink and acrylic

since january i have done a painting a day

through february.  it was so enjoyable that 

i have continued.  i am also taking the amazing and generous

misty mawn's online workshop, art entwined.  i have taken her

workshops for three years now.  she always offers more

than you can wish for and from it a supportive online

community of artists collect to share.

 i will be posting some of the

pieces in the next few weeks.

acrylic a la andy warhol, self portrait

collage using a copy of an original painting

have a lovely weekend.

it is unseasonably warm here 

in southern california.  today in the 90's.

redondo beach, sunset

posting with paint party friday.  thank you 
eva and  kristin who have hosted the party for 4 years today
and to all of the artists who participate by sharing
their beautiful work