This post can take many forms. I may talk about the world view in review but the original intent is to review the aspirations I have set for myself for this year that is soon coming to a close. There were a lot of areas that I wanted to improve on for 2008. There were… Continue reading The Year in Review
We all spend a lot of time – because it is in the news a lot or because we care about our quality of life – worrying about exercising our bodies, making our bodies more fit and ready for aging (okay, so the teenager that exercises regularly probably doesn’t think of that). The question today… Continue reading How do you exercise your brain?
I started reading Three Cups of Tea as I took my 17 year old son for what we both hoped was his last orthopedist’s appointment due to a broken ankle. I had picked it up in my summer reading pile. I have read many books about life in the Middle East but most of my… Continue reading Book Review – Three Cups of Tea
Another process from Julia Andrus’s Paper Transformed is hammered copper (or gold or silver or probably bronze). I love the look of this technique and tried it on a couple heart diecuts. The diecuts are from a Sizzix die. The copper used is Pearl Ex.
Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value. I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create. I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina
As those of you who visit often might recall, I am doing a year long workshop based on Mary Todd Beam’s book Celebrate Your Creative Self. I am tad bit behind the group but was catching up by doing a painting using sand in gesso. I agree with Todd Beam in that the one thing… Continue reading Sand in Gesso
Not only do I love to read, I really think that is what summers are all about – friends, family, maybe a beach or two, tons of music and good reads! Some of my favorite summer reads have been discovered by accident. I love Jimmy Buffet’s novels. Two summers ago was the discovery of this… Continue reading Summer Reading