Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
.I don't remember where I picked it up but
Friday, November 27, 2009
and to make
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
on this siteas I am doing nothing but paintings for
an exhibit in Eastport Maine next June.
I did journaling steady for a year and think
that it honed my observstions---I am so grateful
for all the helpful comments I received and
still look at your works when I am taking a breather.
The result of not having a model to pose for me is I am the one holding the huge fish--this is not a self portrait but rather how I feel bout parts of my life. Some of the symbolism relates to how I never want to let go of the Ireland Journey in my heart.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
There may be somebody over there on Campobello
Friday, September 11, 2009
I had lost this site and may be back on..
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
for a photo shoot out on the deck
of a friends’ place in Vermont when
my granddaughter came to visit.
So it was a natural thing to
ask her to look through it for a
shot I loved . It was a snap decision to
either do the pitcher with her face
or the green Vermont trees in the
The little scene is one I stopped the
between much foliage
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Draw The Last Thing You Bought
First the puzzling twine
over the page relates
to the thought that we
are all tied to things that
impact our lives and
other's. This was my first
time in this store and the
clerk's friendly personality
was such a bonus. She asked
the question on the page and
I replied I might use the photo when
illustrating a journal page,,,so
smiles were exchanged and
life felt good.
The flowers were potted out front
and their purpleness
was so inviting to me.
The watermelons were piled in front
in great arrangements as
the store has very talented people
working for them.
Two purchases I came home
eager to try, were the Triple Ginger
bucket of cookies and bag of
Crystallized ginger, my grandmother
also called one her favorites
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Here we have a double stories for this Lesson 6 page using mixed media. First is the Lizzy Borden (Missy Warden being my version's name)---personal reason for me to make up the poem I added to the page---it just made me think of Lizzy...then below that story is information from the man that carved the woman from Eastport Maine, Roland.
I was so interested in the Lucy Borden case ---read everything and went to Falls River to see what I could---twice, in fact---a weird thing happened the second time--in the museum where they had some of Lucy's things and case related items---I asked the woman who was the hostess in that room where the father's skull was that had been in the glass case the last time I was there--She replied: "It's odd you should ask that question, because a gentleman was here last week and asked the same question...but, we have never had the skull on display here".....
and below Roland's account,
which seems to me would make
a darn good page with
the log's journey depicted....
This is a carving modeled after my daughter Nicole. Made in 1995. The carving is made from a 20 foot white Pine log which was loaded on a freighter destined for Turkey. It was part of an unstable pile of logs which the Captain instructed the crew push over board. They washed up behind my house most were only telephone pole quality except this one. I made 2 carvings from the log this one is the second I sold the first and hope to sell this one also. I found a 22 cal. bullet in this carving where her belt sash crosses. It took about a month to make. While not being totally repainted she has been touched up over the years She is not in the weather this year. She spends her day looking out at Water Street from my carving workshop window. Priced at $2,500---must pick up here at studio. Roland LaVallee, www.crowtracks.com
Since I always use mixed media, this is done with pencil, Pitt pen, watercolor pencils, waterbrushes, computer typed words, gluestick and a bit of Gesso. I took liberties with The Crow Track's house but the carved woman and urn of Lilies are pretty much true to what I saw.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
The smallest chicken here came to visit me
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
were one of the subjects we could pick
I made an error in describing this dog as
a Jack Russell terrier---then found out it is
an Italian Greyhound mix small terrier
Now the paws
MAY be a Border Collie's
I'm naming her Garbo and imagine
when her owner releases her she
will be off to the races!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Inspired by borromini bear's journal
page of Monday foods, I had fun doing this
and might do similar things every once in a while
for my journal as I think they are a hearty slice
of life............. and the pie WAS my
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
how the Dr. would react to this page
done after a check up with him--finally after 10 whole months
I took it to the office yesterday at another check up---and he
said, he thought it looked like him and made a copy
of it he liked it so much---I was relieved...
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
At the top, you see the final scan below it,
of the Alphabet Journal Page "V is for Vintage"
I don't always do this, but just feel like it
sometimes. Here I have scanned
a first look at the colored with watercolor
pencils and applied with waterbrushes
journal page to "study" and
make decisions about how I will
finish it and liven it up with my watercolor
You may agree that the original scan
looks weak in color and values..
well, that's what I think
because I like the final
to have more punch...
Buying this old scrapbook in
my old home town was so
exciting to me--who made it and
what her life was like will remain a
mystery that I can imagine what
I like about.....