Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

On the Web: DIY Picasso

Upon hearing that Jackson Pollock had his own DIY website, Pablo Picasso decided that he needed one too. Give Mr. Picassohead a try.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Book Report: page 8

This is the final page of my mixed media book. As the pages have evolved, so have my thoughts and plans on the binding. I will be completing the backs of each page as well as the binding this week and will post pictures of the complete book soon.

Friday, September 21, 2007

An Open and Shut Case

Handmade box - a skill first learned from Carolyn Chadwick at the New York Center for Book Arts.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

On the Web: book autopsies

It seems increasingly rare to find something new and completely different in the area of book arts and altered books. However I think Brian Dettmer's work falls into that category. His book autopises take altering to a new level and are mesmerizing. A few of his pieces are illustrated below. You can find many more here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mixed Media

create harmony

Monday, September 17, 2007

Book Report: page 7

Here is another page in my mixed media book. The second picture is a detail from the page and highlights an altered, original, vintage handwritten letter from Italy. Please click on the photos to see each in larger format. One or two more pages and I will be finished with the right half of the book. I will then bind that section and show a photo on my blog as a work in progress.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

On the Web: DIY Jackson Pollock

For a fun,participatory art experience, go to this site and create your own Pollock masterpiece. Move the mouse to draw and click the mouse to change colors. Press the space bar to clear the canvas. You can even print it out.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Fragments: part one

When I look at any artwork, I take in both the whole image as well as the smaller details. I have noticed that I am always discovering new elements within the art that I love the most. This is especially true in mixed media work. Sometimes I even think that just one small section of a larger piece would have made an amazing creation on its own. That got me thinking about my own art and got me started on a hunt for the favorite fragments from some of the pieces I have made myself.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mixed Media

This is a mixed media postcard that I made using an image that I photographed, found and altered paper, and acrylics. I like the movement captured by this piece, almost as if the wind is blowing the components of the postcard.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Book Report: page 5

One more page for my mixed media book. I had fun making this one. It was almost like a puzzle, putting together all the small pieces of altered paper that make up the whole. Please enlarge for more detail.