Hidden Birds

I’ve spent this past year primarily creating in my journals. Writing, sketching and designing pages is quite cathartic. I enjoyed working small and intimate. But one day I pulled a large unfinished painting out and began to see it in a different context. It was watercolor on yupo so I could easily make changes. As I worked, birds began to appear. This is always the exciting part of creating. The work seems to take on a life of it’s own and the secret is knowing when to stop. I’m pleased with the results.

If you attend the Orange County Fair in July 2017, you can see it displayed in the Fine Arts building, along with the mixed media piece below, Rhythm of Change.Hidden Birds

At long last, back to creating!

Had some major changes in my life but all for the better! I’m back to creating and enjoying every minute of it. This recent mixed media piece started with an abstract watercolor painting on yupo. I added art paper, Japanese paper and texture. Size is 11″ x 14″.  I love this process.


This next piece was inspired by some altered papers I had made using Citra-Solv on National Geographic magazines. I liked the ethereal image and built the piece around it using more altered papers, printed papers and handmade paper. It was collaged to a 12″ x 12″  square, deep canvasIMG_0006

This piece is a small board 9″ x 12″ that has been collaged using whatever I could find to create a pleasing design. IMG_0007