Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Goals for 2009:

  • Open Etsy store

  • Print/prepare and mat more work for sale

  • Improve the colors in my work, more colors, less brown

  • Incorporate new methodologies in my work

  • Incorporate calligraphy in my work

  • Create work for 2 person show in June, here in Lowell, MA

  • Sign on more website clients

  • Not Get Sick like 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just starting this blog

Well perhaps, third time is the charm.  I was on Blogspot where my blog got all messed up, then Wordpress where I could not do what I wanted to, so here I am.

Monday, December 22, 2008

White Christmas

Everyone says they want a White Christmas, until they have to shovel snow.  Here are some pictures of the snow storms in the last week.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

"City of Lights" Parade in Lowell, MA

I participated in the "City of Lights" parade in Lowell, MA for the first time last night. Western Avenue Studios in Lowell formed a kazoo band.  We were at the back of the parade so it took a long time to get started and was cold.  As you will see from the pictures we embellished kazoos, which ended up looking like Dr. Suess instruments.  Alley -- Oop, local clown and friend of Western Avenue Studios was our drum major.  The whole evening was fun but tiring.  More pictures here
Glenn, Andrea and Rebecca
Glenn, Andrea and Rebecca
Jess and Donna
Jess and Donna

Back from Thankgiving

The Deck
I was in Maine for Thanksgiving with friends I have Thanksgiving with for many years.  We ate, drank and slept a lot.  Here are some pictures of the house and environs.

Side Deck, nice in the summer

joe's front yard

Front yard

The Shed

The Shed This is our summer hangout, the walls are screen.

The House
The House

I sleep in the "pretty room" the window at the top left.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I have always been truly fond of that which is old, weathered, rusted or distressed. I search endlessly for old handwritten letters, paper, tickets, photographs, hotel bills, rusted metal, and aged or distressed wood. Some of these treasures I scan to help me create my digital collage work. Then, everything gets sorted into boxes for use in my material collage and assemblage.

In every collage, I’m trying to tell a story, using transparency and the effects of time to bring that story to life.

Right now, I’m working on a series of 10 collages which tell the story of a fictitious woman from birth to death. This is for a two person show to be held in October 2008 at The Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Collage Mania

le onziéme étourneau (the eleventh starling)

10"h x 8"w Old papers, acrylic paint, image transfer on canvas.

to see the collage on the left click here

This is my piece created and donated to Collage Mania (Fiberart for a Cause) which donates 100% of all funds received to the American Cancer Society. Own an original work of art at a fabulous price!

Monday, May 5, 2008 starting at 9 a.m. CST

All collages available for a minimum donation of $80.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 starting at 9 a.m. CST

All collages available for a minimum donation of $40

You can preview all the art at Collage Mania right now by clicking here

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Digital Collage Book