Tag Archives: Visual arts

International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists


I’ve just been accepted into the membership of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists. It’s well worth a visit – an Aladdin’s cave of images, techniques, approaches and philosophies. Where is my swag bag? Continue reading

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Hey Ho: Another Mixed Media Encaustic Birthday Card


I made this card for my husband’s recent birthday. The support’s a 7″x5″ canvas board. Again, I’m experimenting with collage, modelling paste, shellac, encaustic and glitter and sandpaper and acrylic medium, and, and, and … There are several layers to this, each mauled to within an inch of its life with one instrument of torture or another. The image is the boat we’re doing up (a 1970s Albin Vega). The boat in reality looks a lot better than on this card as we’ve almost finished stripping the layers of antifouling paint from the hull. It’s not a job I want to do again in a tearing hurry and that’s a fact. Continue reading

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Art in Progress: Carrier


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Quantum Creativity


You have to image hunt continually as an imagesmith because you’re constantly using up your image supply. I strive for an abundance of images. Aside from my digital image stocks, I’ve an ever-growing collection of transparent presentation-type books where I keep images I like. Before throwing out a magazine, for instance, I cut out any images or pages of images I like and slip them into the sleeves of these books. I keep the books at hand to flick through. Feed myself on the images. And it’s an image I pulled from a magazine in 1998 ( Art in America, probably) that brought me to the above video. Continue reading

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Art in Progress


I’ve started a suite of mixed media works on canvas, using my newly-renovated garden as subject matter and outdoor studio. Here’s a section of the first.

I’m using a technique I developed while doing work for Arthouse Co-op’s Sketchbook Projects. Continue reading

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MMATC Group Rainbow Accordion Book: Orange


This fabulous handmade card dropped recently into my post box. It’s by Alison Richards, a fellow participant in the MMATC (Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards) Rainbow Accordion Book card swap Continue reading

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MMATC Group Rainbow Accordion Book: Red


MMATC (Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards) is a Yahoo! group of artists based in the UK. I was pleased to be accepted into the group late last year, though I’ve only just this year been able to make my debut, joining the group’s Rainbow Accordion Book swap. Continue reading

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More Walks than Works : An Intro to ‘Poetic Mapping’:Walking into Art’


Part travelogue, part art …

If ‘Walking into Art’ sounds a bit like a collision, like ‘walking into a door’, well, a lot of artistic invention begins in accident.

If you believe in accident, that is. Continue reading

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