Monday, October 12, 2015

Here comes my...woman

Instead of the prince coming to save the day....this scene has a woman swinging in from a star.  I want to make some more castle themed pieces....this one was really fun!

Bird man

My friend, Roberta asked me to make some art work for her brother.  She told me he loves sitting on his porch with all his bird feeders around him. She pictures him with arms outstretched and with birds perched on him.  This is what her description resulted in!


I thought about the sweet, gentle soul of my young friend Ben while I was making this. I gave it to his parents who are equally as gentle and wonderful. It was the only way I could express to them the way I see Ben continuing on in the lives of those who love him. 
 way I see

Flower Circles

I guess I really like circles.  I saw some art that I liked and wanted to do a piece with multiple circles. There are real pressed flowers and leaves in the circles. It looks more yellow in this picture than it is in "real life".


A book mark for my same friend, Anya.


This is my interpretation of the view from Route 7 when driving up a small hill and then crest to see this view of Lake Champlain windowed by trees with the beautiful mountains behind it.  This scene reminds me of the Hudson River when I spent summers and one year in New York. I love this view and it is one that I will always love about Vermont. I don't think I could even dream about recreating it. There's no competing with nature.

Sewing Hummingbird

I made this for my beautiful friend, Anya.  She loves to sew and quilt and that is how I came up with this piece.  The actual one I gave her doesn't have the pattern paper under the hummingbird. It has 4 different squares of paper that I sewed together like a quilt. I forgot to take a picture  once I refinished it.

The Road goes ever on

My friend Stacey bought the first piece I did about end of life and I wanted to make another variation of it. I started thinking about The Hobbit and how the different characters sail away on the boat when they reach the end of their life. The quote is by Tolkien. 

Mr. moon

 This is made from an old clock that no longer worked.  The perfect shape for a mixed media moon!
the stamping on bottom right is "lunar time".

Crenelated Hearts reworked

This is a reworking of an earlier piece I did about being a nurse. I didn't like the way it looked originally but really like the theme. I'm much happier with this version. The wagon the nurse is pulling is filled with 1)tiny clocks for time 2)storybooks- each one has a different person's name on it to symbolize their story and 3)hearts because there is a lot of heart needed for this profession! Thus the "time.story.heart" stamped at the bottom. I have it hanging at the Respite House where I work. 

Butterfly Girls II

More butterfly girls!  I am so excited that the first butterfly girls art that I made actually sold at The Art Hop.  I loved it so I thought I would make another.  This one has the baby in the cocoon up in the right corner and there is a little girl butterfly in the top left-resting in a leaf hammock. The two main girls look so proper....I thought they should be having tea.

Siren de la Mer

Siren de la Mer
I thought I would try a mermaid piece since I've always had fun with fairies or butterfly girls. The vintage photos of women that I find fit so perfectly with the mermaid life!