Monday, November 28, 2011

The Hornet's nest

The Hornet's nest by paperwerks
The Hornet's nest, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

My son has been posting things on Flickr and Etsy for me. Guess he got tired of writing:) This is another older collage that I have for sale on Etsy for $5.00. I love this collage (I know, I know, we aren't supposed to say that about our own art, right?) It makes me smile -- I think because the vintage insect cards were such a find. They've been great to work with.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Haircut by paperwerks
Haircut, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

Friday, November 25, 2011

tulip mania

tulip mania by paperwerks
tulip mania, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

point of collision

point of collision by paperwerks
point of collision, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.


There is now a sale on all large collages. They are all selling for 5.00 dollars

Blue pie

Blue pie by paperwerks
Blue pie, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

This is an older collage that was living in a frame that I needed. So now it needs a new home! It would love to come live at your house! This will be listed in my Etsy shop today!

golden leaves

golden leaves by paperwerks
golden leaves, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

another oldie but goodie

score | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

score | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
This is an older ACEO collage that I am selling to make room for new works. The price is 10.00 dollars. It uses vintage papers.

Flowers Everywhere | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Flowers Everywhere | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Small mixed media work for sale on Etsy. It's been a long time since I've been able to work in my studio and I am grateful for every moment I have in there this weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Something was a Little bit Different About Bobby that day...

My newest collage. A little experiment with grasscloth and vintage book illustrations.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Coats of Paint: How-to video: Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh poured pai...

Two Coats of Paint: How-to video: Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh poured pai...: "'The team, made up of friends from Iepe’s chess boxing club, rented official German railway bicycles and rigged them with buckets at the..."

this is the coolest video! wish i had the nerve.

Monday, May 9, 2011

abstract monotype

one of the very cool things about working on a gelatin plate is the ability to work fast and make many prints quickly. but just like taking photographs, not all of them will make the cut.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

school is almost over

the year is drawing to a close. it's been a satisfying one professionally for me as as a teacher, and a frustrating one for me as an artist. since my son is about to turn 14, we'll just leave the parenting part out of the equation for right now, lol.

i realized tonight that i only posted one monotype to this blog last time i wrote way too long ago. while i made some intentionally kitschy prints for fun and for presents, i really was interested in experimenting with more abstract concepts. i love working with materials accessible to anyone, hence my newest love affair with gelatin plates for printing. give me some gelatin, paints or inks of some kind and some paper and i am ready to go. don't even need a brayer. in fact, the pressure from the brayer tends to quicken the breakdown of the gelatin. this can make for some interesting prints, but i prefer to keep the surface intact for as long as possible.

all of this series is printed on vintage dictionary paper. of course the rejects i have saved for future collage endeavors:)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

tea cup

tea cup one
Originally uploaded by paperwerks
one of my gelatin monoprint experiments from when we were snowed in this week. some of the prints are kinda kitschy, but most of those are intended for specific people.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

blue baby

blue baby
Originally uploaded by paperwerks
i would love for blue baby to find a good home! please leave a comment if you interested in receiving this as a special gift from me!