Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material

Continuing with my project of small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters, I wanted to show one in particular that I made a few days ago along with the source materials. As I mentioned in the last post on this series, I was not using the sketch book pages opposite ofContinue reading “Paper Quilt Sketchbook – Source material”

Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook

Not long ago I wrote about making small scale collage paper quilts inspired by the Gees Bend quilters. I am still working on these collages but decided my experience with these designs would be greatly enhanced if I also made drawings of the tiny paper quilts. I was not using the sketch book pages oppositeContinue reading “Drawing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook”

Paper Quilt Sketch Book

Recently I took a virtual workshop through the National Gallery of Art on collage book covers. The inspiration for the collages were based on the Gees Bend Quilters, a group of quilters from Gees Bend Alabama known for their unique quilting style. While I did not make a book cover, I did make several veryContinue reading “Paper Quilt Sketch Book”

The Week Ending: February 25th, 2022

Every once in awhile I like to recap some pleasant or unusual highlights from my week. This is such a difficult time in the world, I figured I would share some more mundane, pleasant activities. I drove back from Maryland on Monday after visiting with my family and the weather was very nice. Since thisContinue reading “The Week Ending: February 25th, 2022”

Another Sketchbook Drawing with a Longwinded Caption

Hello! Once in awhile I like to add a stream of conscious caption to a sketch book image. The caption with the image below reads: This dwelling is Lockerby Towers, located just Southeast of Parsippany, New Jersey. Amenities include a small grove of trees providing shade and a fine place for an afternoon nap outdoors.Continue reading “Another Sketchbook Drawing with a Longwinded Caption”

My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10

This is a series of short posts that will piece together how I ended up in the visual arts. I don’t recall an Ah-Ha situation where I knew from a particular moment that I wanted to be an artist. It just sort of crept up on me. It has now been over 35 years sinceContinue reading “My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10”

My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 9 of 10

This is a series of short posts that will piece together how I ended up in the visual arts. I don’t recall an Ah-Ha situation where I knew from a particular moment that I wanted to be an artist. It just sort of crept up on me. It has now been over 35 years sinceContinue reading “My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 9 of 10”

The Neighborhood – The Final Version

I have been working on this piece for several years now. For awhile, it lived on a dowel and each house was on a string. But after awhile, that seemed awkward to display. Then I thought about making it a book and made fences to help the houses to connect together and stand up andContinue reading “The Neighborhood – The Final Version”

When Your Artwork Finds You Again

Every once in awhile, I hear from former customers regarding work they purchased and it is always lots of fun to hear how they have lived with the work through the years.  I had such an experience last week when a customer from the early 1990s contacted me to ask if the piece he purchasedContinue reading “When Your Artwork Finds You Again”

Process of Making an Artist Book

Several months ago, I watched a wonderful video called Between the Folds which went into great and surprising detail on the art of paper folding, also known as origami. The video covers way beyond what we traditionally think of and even gets into how the art form is also being used by scientists to study complicatedContinue reading “Process of Making an Artist Book”