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Red Chair Thoughts

May 27, 2018 |
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I can’t help but share these.  If they’re not in your “wheel house” they’ll be interesting to you anyway. Wood Block Carving.  I just started a wood print workshop with Gwen Diehn.  I’ll show you my efforts so far later this week.  As with most things that catch my eye (and because I couldn’t get…

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Clamshell Box

Clamshell Box For My Friend

Jan 11, 2015 |
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I made this box housing a tray and journal for my friend Bonnie who is fighting a battle with cancer. Of all the book jackets I have in my stash I didn’t have one I felt suited my vision.  Most of the thick books useful in this type of box with a tray are generally…

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Gourd Bird

Gourds today, Print Block Carving tomorrow

Apr 4, 2015 |
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I’ve been playing with everything that yells for attention. A friend had dropped off some small (orange/tangerine size) dried gourds for our every other Tuesday doodling get together at Random Arts in Saluda, NC.  We all grabbed one or three with the intention of bringing them to our next meeting, doodled. I completed two of…

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Tutorial – Gouache Resist Using a Resist Liner

Mar 13, 2015 |
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Backstory:  Our bi-monthly doodling group was tasked with coming to the next meeting with a doodle containing our initial, a flower(s) and a square (could be the size of the paper). I came across my fine line bottle of masking fluid while I was moving things around (again and again) and it was on my…

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Simple Pop Out Valentine Card – Doodled Heart

Jan 20, 2015 |
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I was very good yesterday, I worked all day at putting my studio back together, so I took a little time before calling it a night and made a Pop Out Valentine card.  Valentines Day is weeks away so I have a some time to finish it with a verse.  In the meantime I’m going…

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Fred Mullett & Mermaid

My last Fred Mullett and Mermaid picture

Jan 12, 2015 |
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I swear I was done playing with my Fred Mullett and Art Impressions stamps (BTW I got the three ladies stamps, unused, at the Random Arts yard sale – where the shop AND customers sell used and unused supplies).  But it’s really cold outside and I didn’t want to go get more boxes to unpack.…

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Clamshell Box – Lawyers Reference Book – Repurposed

Aug 24, 2014 |
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I purchased a large Law Reference Book from our local library’s sale and repurposed it into a clamshell box with three trays.   See more information on my blog.    

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Vintage Cupcake Pic

Vintage Cup Cake Pics Holder in Foam Core

Jan 10, 2015 |
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I don’t love everything I make.  Sometimes I have an idea I have to get out of my head AND once I do I’m good to move on – not trying to make it perfect. For example: I must have gotten a bag of vintage cup cake pics at a yard sale for a $1…

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Fish Stamp

Just Playing with the Fred Mullett Fish Stamp

Jan 9, 2015 |
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I have stamps, a lot of them.  I don’t use them very often – but I have them.  I never heard of Fred Mullett stamps until they showed up at Random Arts in Saluda. Jane used a water color paint technique with this fish stamp.  That’s all it took.. I knew I couldn’t just stamp…

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Doodled Spider

Doodled Spider from Photograph

Jan 7, 2015 |
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A friend posted this picture of an Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider – (Herennia Ornatissima) Monochrome by ElephantVisionPhoto on Facebook.  I suggested that it would make an interesting doodle and proceeded to give it a go. I taped the picture to my worktable and then taped a piece of tracing paper over that:   If you look closely you…

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