Thursday, July 22, 2010

Little Houses

Ok, so, my latest obsession is making these little houses. This one is 9- 5"x7" panels mounted and framed. They are basically all the same...2 windows, door, chimney etc...and yet, of course they are all different. It's been shipped to Wally Workman Gallery in Austin for the August show. The materials are gleaned from my extensive stack of vintage papers, magazines and even a bible and such! My goal, for the most part is to get rid of this stack. In the meantime, I've found a theme that really speaks to me. Home, where the heart is, where we nest. Right now my home is temporary. I don't know where I will be for the winter as the cabin has no heat and promises to be cold and drafty. Time will tell I guess.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Neighborhood

Just in case you were wondering what I've been working on...Here is just one of many in my 'little house' series. I've been making these small collage houses with vintage paper and red acrylic paint for the past year. Recently I decided they needed to be framed in groups. I'm thinking of calling this "The Neighborhood". Although, it could be called, 'The Window in the Outhouse' as I retrieved this window frame from the outhouse at my best friend and neighbors place. In fact I've been staring at this frame, just sitting against the wall for at least the past 5 years, or at least every time I visit that 'little' house of hers. A few weeks ago I asked if I could have it and this is the result. I like it a lot. This will probably be shipped to Wally Workman Gallery soon for the 30th anniversary group show in August. Check out the website at
Other news, I will be going out to Santa Fe NM for a few days the end of the month and will be doing a free scratchboard demo representing Ampersand Art at Artisan Santa Fe on Weds. July 28th at 1:30-4:30 (or there abouts). Come on out if you are in the area, or give a call for more information 1-505-954-4179