Garden Sketches

Sorry if you are opening this post expecting a quaint garden scenes complete with water features, statues of St. Francis, and a rainbow of color but instead you are finding these: The great thing about sketchbooks for me is that I never know what is going to appear. For the top piece, which I willContinue reading “Garden Sketches”

Valentine Buildings?

For the last two Fridays I have joined in a virtual group where the theme is writing letters. Now I am a person who actually does writes letters but the reason I joined in was more curiosity. Basically, there is a theme every week where the host plays music geared to that theme and perhapsContinue reading “Valentine Buildings?”

Sketchbook: The Tall, Tall Buildings

Here are a group of buildings I did over the past few days in my sketchbook. Buildings have long been part of my stable of imagery which makes sense to me since I am from Philadelphia. But the building images I am making now are very different; they are becoming much taller and thinner. MoreContinue reading “Sketchbook: The Tall, Tall Buildings”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 3

Some where in the early 2000s, my imagery and the associated symbols in my work took a turn away from buildings and houses.  When they did show up, they tended to be less of the main point and more part of an entire message.  Around this time I became interested in book arts and installations. Continue reading “The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 3”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 2

My work process started to include a variety of papers, many of which I made or altered by painting or printmaking techniques.  I have tried a number of different surfaces but paper remains my favorite to this day.  The satisfaction of making paper and altering the surfaces of manufactured paper resulted in my including otherContinue reading “The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 2”

The Origins of the Cookie Cutter House Project ~ Part 1

Houses and buildings have long been represented in my artwork.  I believe that even though certain imagery may remain in an artist’s work, the meaning of those images can change over time.