The tale of the box that was rejected

Now you see it. Now you don’t. The tale of the box that was rejected. The box is located on 13th and Pearl. I had to repaint it after the traffic department thought it looked similar to a traffic light signal. I worked on this, my...

A progress report on the traffic boxes

A progress report: first photo is of me at work. I cut the stencils from tagboard, and painted, using spray paint, fluid paint and acrylic markers. Unfortunately for me, the City of Eugene felt the design looked similar to traffic...

Prepping the boxes

First steps: cleaning, priming and working on the five designs that will relate. Since the imagery I would normally select is not politically correct or so I’ve been told, I’ll be staying with the original pod shapes and circles, but...

Art the Box Project

Art the Box Project - City of Eugene, Oregon I was selected (along with two other artists that I haven’t met yet) to paint five traffic signal boxes. My section is 13th Ave from Willamette to High St. This choice made me very happy as I...

Standing tall

Standing Tall I wanted to show how the legs were made. Dowels, 3” cardboard mailing tubes and tape tubes, then shot full of foam. Finally the legs are straight, sawed the legs off one at a time at the upper thigh (do giraffes have...

Durango Art Center Workshop, May 2012

More examples of techniques: instant image transfer - black & white photocopy- matte medium instant image transfer black & white laser copy -matte medium instant image transfer color laser copy  (CLC)-matte medium gel to...

Why tape silkscreens?

Preparing and packing for an upcoming workshop at Arrowmont, taught by Kerr Grabowski and myself. I have always had my students tape their screens and now I am questioning why? I was looking at my silkscreens. Most have been taped with duct tape. Some were in dire...

Crackle Technique for Textiles

Supplies needed: Titebond Hide Glue  www.titebond.com, or Behlen Ground Hide Glue www.stewmac.com Fabric (cotton, canvas) or paper: non-woven Tyvek, Lutradur, Yupo Acrylic paints in two colors: preferably one dark, one light. Brush or roller to...

Books I’ve enjoyed reading

Non-fiction The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors and Conservationists, Peter Laufer Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets, Peter Laufer Fascinating, in Butterflies there is a chapter...

Perle melting beads

I have been working with Perle Melting beads. I tried both and melting and gluing the beads. Here are the results:

IMG_0388We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda

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A quote

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos...

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