Thursday, May 31, 2007

Quiet Girl Gallery Online Store!

I'm delighted to announce my new art business venture: my Cafe Press Online Store! I'm selling my art in the form of greeting cards and postcards.

Check out my new digs:

You may also click on "Quiet Girl Online Store" in the sidebar of this blog under "My Sites."

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Work is Touch.

What is it that you do?*

*Can you condense what you do (your "work in the world" or even your "bread and butter" job) into one word? What would this one word be? Try to think outside of the box. For example, a teacher could easily say "teach," but what about "connect"? A person who is very athletic might say "burn." An office manager might say "collage" and a musician might say "reverberate."

Sunday, May 20, 2007


This piece has many layers -- many versions. My approach to creating art is much like stream-of-consciousness writing: I rarely make a plan for my creations, I just jump in and see what happens. So, what's lovely about mixed media collage and encaustic art is that it's so easy to create something and then paint or collage right over it. In this piece, many different scenes took place, including a geisha holding twine and at one point there was a bright green color. The geisha and twine are still there, just embedded in wax and pigment. This final piece represents the sixth or eighth layer.

How do you create? Do you make careful plans or outlines or do you jump in with your eyes closed?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Hot Wax & Wax Wings

Yesterday, accompanied by the lovely Laughing Crow, I participated in the second annual Encaustic Day! at Ms. Artist B's home. She gracefully offered her artistic space (and supplies) for seven hours of our intent creating. By the end of the day, L.C., Ms. B., and I were up to our elbows in wax, pigment, and collage materials, all of which came together to produce our dynamic creations. It was a thoroughly inspiring day and I learned how fruitful it can be to share collage materials. I realize that I've been getting a bit bored with some of my images and supplies. Using new images and found objects sparked some new ideas and I felt like I was able to go in some new directions with my work.

The piece here is one of my creations. Since my new encaustics are newborns after all, I haven't named them yet. Can you help me name this one?

These new pieces, as well as several others, will be shown in my next Roosevelt Art Walk show on Thursday, June 14 (6-9pm). More details to come...