Friday, January 31, 2014

Passages: Collaboration with Andrea

Collaboration with Andrea
faber-Castelle India Ink pen, water color

A bit closer
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Wolf envelope revisited
(Played with it a little)
My collaboration and first page in Andrea's, 4th round, 2nd pass.  Plus the back of the envelope to mail to Mike, when I finish my set.  (I think the spots on the first two are sensor spots from my husband's camera, as my scanner isn't working.)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Arrove: Andrea's, 2nd pass of Round 4

Wolf Dusk
Andrea's mole arrived and Keith and I really enjoyed checking out all the art "in the flesh."  Glorious stuff!  YAY!

I painted the back of the envelope, using handmade acrylics that I made from pigments my daughter brought from France.  I may fiddle with it slightly before I send it.  I have not yet started on the actual mole--I'm feeling a little daunted!

Monday, January 13, 2014

My work in my book.

Collab with Ballookey.

Here are some little snippets of what I have been up to in my own book.
I did not do very well about posting from the first pass.
I vow to do better with the second pass.
I'll be mailing this to Mary either tomorrow if I can get to the post office, or Friday.
Happy new year to you all!
Please don't hesitate to reach out of you need anything from me.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Back Cover and Envelope Side 1 Round Four, second Pass

"Final" back Cover Round 4
Mary and Keith Self-portrait
I may fiddle with this a little more before I mail or after it comes back, but I'm probably quitting for now so it can be on the road asap.Painted nearly entirely with homemade paints with French pigments.

Keith as Santa
on envelope
I started this before Christmas, but of course, now it is a little out of date.

I am almost ready to mail.  Soon.

front of envelope
playing with French earth pigments
and handmade acrylic paints
So I mailed on 1-13-14.  The envelope is kind of weird.  I was mixing acrylics on the spot with pigments and slapping them on.  They work better if they sit around a while first, they get creamier.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Still Working on my own Mole: Back cover

I am working on a painting for the back cover of my Moleskine.  I figured it would be nice to finish it before I sent it off, but it is slow.  I am making my own acrylic paints with pigments from France my daughter brought me from her visit there.

First coat of paint:

Self-portrait with Keith
handmade acrylics
after one coat of paint
(not yet finished.)
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Second coat of paint:

Self-portrait with Keith
handmade acrylics
after two coats of paint
(not yet finished.)
Working at the dining room table:

We had more than a foot of snow and it was 11 below zero--I couldn't get to my "studio."  It's a little crowded and cluttered.  (Okay, it;s a LOT crowded and cluttered.)  The little vials are the dry pigments from France.

The photograph I am copying was taken December 28, 2013 by Harry Teichert at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.  I hope to finish it soon and mail it off.