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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mixed Media Sewn Post Cards

Deli waxed paper was the background for these two post cards. Butterfly cut-out's were the center of the "sandwich."  Acrylic paint, plastic Magic Mesh on one corner, paper bits and stitches completed the designs.  It was a good chance to dust off my old (1970's) Singer sewing machine.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Brief Get-Away

lake view from the hill

steps to nowhere
rimmed with cottages

fresh, new leaves

can you canoe?
 mayapple blossom up close

tortured tree
lone yellow violet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Altered Rolodex File Dividers

My latest artsy adventure with Gelli Plate (acrylic paints) and rubber stamps:

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Wandering

Near a country cemetery, two horses grazed peacefully under a white-clouded sky (which would soon dump rain, then clear again).

Spruce pine cones appeared to be a purplish pink/red:

And crabapple tree blossoms bobbed in the breeze:

Rock Group - Color Play

After staring at two piled-up rocks on the window sill for months, I finally decided to photograph them on a coffee-stained paper background. Maybe I'll do a "Rock Group" series someday, we'll see.  Playing with the color edit settings on my Microsoft Office Picture Manager yielded some interesting variations...  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saying "Goodbye" to Another Mail Art Friend

Today I received the sad news that another of my mail art friends has passed on.  It was on July 30th of last year that I heard about the cancer.  She asked me to pray for a miracle.  What a privilege it was to do so, and how heartening to hear from time to time that she was still with us.  A birthday came and went, one she didn't think she would live to see.

Almost nine months later, it is time to say "Goodbye."  I am glad I had the opportunity to get to know L. O.  Her friendship and art enriched my life.  I will think of her often and miss our art-filled correspondence, but be grateful for what we had.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Just A Random Thought

Musings while I drove today:

A little chocolate a day
gives balance...

A lot of chocolate a day
leads to a new wardrobe...