june 30

06-30-15 "vessel"
06-30-15 “vessel”

5×4″ acrylic

Some painted acrylic, some collaged dried acrylic. Quick little project to finish up the month of June.

Big changes in store for the month of July! Stay tuned!

june 29

06-29-15 "nomad"
06-29-15 “nomad”

5×3″ acrylic

This piece is all acrylic, but some of the shapes are dried acrylic paint blobs from the palette that I have collaged over the brushed-on acrylic background. When I had the dried paint pieces just sitting on white paper, it reminded me of Don Quixote. After I painted the background, it lost some of that for me, but the feeling is still there. No horse, though.

june 28

06-28-15 "the real path"
06-28-15 “the real path”

4×5″ thread, acrylic paint on paper

One more use (so far) of the sewing machine on paper. I used the zig-zag stitch for this piece, but again, preferred the look of the back of the paper. I brushed on the acrylic colors, sometimes mixing and blending on the paper itself. I think it needs a little something more, but this is it for now.

june 27

06-27-15 "spiral tones"
06-27-15 “spiral tones”

4×5″ thread, acrylic paint on paper

I decided to use the old sewing machine again while it is still sitting on my desk. I (crudely) stitched a spiral on the paper. Once it was done, I looked at both sides of the paper and preferred the look of the backside, so that is what you see. Then I brushed on three transparent acrylic colors, each diluted with a little glazing liquid. This was a fun little project, and relatively quick which is helpful these days!

june 26

06-26-15 "love wins"
06-26-15 “love wins” —SOLD—

4×5″ thread, acrylic on paper

I had a piece for today already set, but this morning’s Supreme Court news made me quickly create this little piece. So happy, even to share this common (and rather crudely painted) symbol. Love and equality win!

june 24

06-24-15 "stop gap"
06-24-15 “stop gap”

9×6.25″ acrylic on matboard

I collaged a piece of painted heavy paper onto this scraped painting just to break it up a little and add some interest.

june 23

06-23-15 "money talks"
06-23-15 “money talks”

7×8″ (approx.) fabric, thread, shredded currency

The title and general idea of this one have been on my to-do list for awhile. Last week, I had to trim and re-hem some pants, so retrieved my 30+-year-old, faded plastic, Singer sewing machine from the closet shelf. I know I should have the machine cleaned and oiled, but I so rarely use it these days. I made do with its cranky parts to bind the raw edge of the hem (but then finished the actual hemming with hand-sewing).

Anyway, I have been wanting to do something in other media again, so took advantage of the availability of the sewing machine to do a little different kind of piece. What else should I do while the machine is handy?

june 22

06-22-15 "coneflower missiles"
06-22-15 “coneflower missiles”

digital photo

The coneflowers are maturing nicely (those that weren’t devoured by deer), and the centers are getting more and more spiked. These look like they’re ready to launch.

june 21

06-21-15 "thunderhead"
06-21-15 “thunderhead”

4.75×7″ acrylic on matboard

A scraped acrylic painting, the shape on the left just reminds me of a thunderhead. And that’s about all I have to say about it!