Sunday, January 26, 2014


This little rabbit was created using polymer clay, child's teeth, wood, paper and copper.

 6" x 6"

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Muse and Her Artists

A muse, a photographer and an artist all walk into a studio. If you're a regular around here then you already know that my muse is Frankie. Her body is lean and muscular; her eyes big and brown. I recently asked my friend Ken Miner to photograph her for me.

Pretty great photos, huh? I took my favorite one and started painting, collaging and adding found objects on top of the mounted photo. This is what happened.
"Frankie Musing"
with Ken Miner
8" x 10"
mixed medium on board
If you'd like to know more about the photography of Ken Miner, you can check him out here:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Not for Sushi

After years of being a vegetarian, I once ordered a large platter of sushi that came with octopus. The waitress warned me that the octopus was considered "challenging" to eat. It was. It wasn't the texture that bothered me. It was the idea of eating a creature with such high intelligence and a strong sense of playfulness and curiosity. I couldn't do it. In fact, the very idea of it broke my heart.

6" x 6"
polymer clay, paper and found objects on wood

"Octopus Bowl"
felted knit bowl featuring 3 octopus
100% wool

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Currently I Am Wearing Kneesocks

I just loved a letter I received the other day in the mail in which my friend answered a checklist of what she was currently doing. I was inspired to answer those questions for myself and then to create a piece of art from those answers. It might even be fun to repeat this art project at the end of the year to see what has changed.

Currently I am:

Loving: blue hair

Liking: factoring polynomials

Not liking: grocery shopping

Feeling: chubby

Needing: a new tattoo

Trying: to not be so camera shy

Achieving: hugging people I want to know

Remembering: to play

Forgetting: that my heart is broken

Wearing: knee socks

Eating: organic milk chocolate

Drinking: Saigon cinnamon in my coffee

Enjoying: Frankie at my feet

This collage is constructed from inchies and twinchies (one inch and two inch paintings), recycled paper and found objects on wood.