Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Sea Calls to Me

The sea has always been a mysterious and magical subject for me. When I was a child, my family took vacations to the California coast. We rented a hotel room and walked down to the beach to walk in the sand and play in the waves.  I can recall the feeling of the sand between my toes and the smell of the salt in the air.  In fact, right now if I close my eyes, I can imagine myself standing on the beach. It's still a wondrous memory for me.

Today the collages I am displaying are made on two canvas boards and have a mini canvas mounted on top with lots of paint and tissue and printed paper overlay. For personality I have added my little clay birds, tiny seashells, and vintage music to create a story picture that is very sweet.  For easy hanging, I also glued a ribbon cord to each one. Over all size is 5 x 7 inches.

"By the Sea" 1

"By the Sea" 2

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Take a Vacation.

Been away from my desk for awhile, but that doesn't mean I haven't been creating. Here's a peek.

Who doesn't like vacations? This little bird took a vacation and found some wild flowers along the way.

I call it "Vacation" because it looks like a summer day and "vacation" was a magical word when we were little and stuck in school for most of the year.  Sitting at our desks, we would daydream of a favorite place and wish we were there instead of having to do endless math or English worksheets.
Well now I can do endless art.

"Vacation" 8 x 10, Acrylic, with mini-canvas, clay bird, and map.
Take some time and enjoy a vacation.

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