Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great Places for Images

I love old images and have a wonderful collection of old tin types and cartes de visite but also love cruising the web for other images.

Thought you would like to see some great places for images so here goes:
Tallulahs - great place for vintage images
Library of Congress - all kinds of images
New York Public Library - great vintage images
stockexchange - contemporary images

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fun with Different Backgrounds

I have been painting on plexiglas for several years but because I am giving a demo on surfaces this Saturday at the local art store, Artisans, I have been playing a little more with it plus painting on difference metal surfaces. 

This piece has a combination of stamping, a lazertran image and the pattern you see is a gel transfer.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


My email went down plus computer went down and is the Apple fix it place for a week so stuck working on an old backup laptop with nothing on it. Enforced vacation. On top of that, lost my recharger for camera. What I learned is that I can never be a kid again because I can't text message. I will survive. I hope.

I will have some new images for you to see next week.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Magic in My Workshop

Last week I taught my students about gel skins and about digital inkjet grounds. One of my students mixed up the information and came out with magic. She painted 3-4 coats of the digital ground on her glass palette, peeled this airy film off, taped it to copier paper then ran it through her inkjet paper. It came out stunningly beautiful. Today I am going to try this with butcher paper which I can just run through my inkjet thus eliminating a step. I love happy accidents.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Time is definitely flying by

Here is next month's calendar page for you. January flew by and I don't even remember the holidays!

My first salon, Creative Mad Dash, was last Tuesday and there was a combination of beginners through professional artists. It was time to work on their art, get a demo on demand and a glass of wine. Lots of work was created, great conversation and next time I will buy a bigger bottle of wine. It got a bit wild and crazy but I love that.

When your acrylics are still wet, spray some Fantastik on it and you will get a lovely speckled pattern.