Sunday, September 30, 2012

Equestrian Lessons

When my daughter Sarah was a little girl, she took equestrian lessons.  I spent hours at the barn with her and I often brought my sketch pad.

Recently, I turned my sketch into some products on my Society6 shop.  Prints, iPad cases, tees and even iPhone5 cases.

note cards
Tote bags

 tees and hoodies and iPad skins.

iPad skins

I love being able to turn my artwork into practical products that people can use.  The best part is Society6 is an amazing venue where other artists promote your work.  The quality of the products that Society6 uses really make your artwork shine.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Collage Inspiration

My old friend COLLAGE.  I recently took a Big Picture Class with Claudine Hellmuth.  I learned all about how to simplify a composition.

I love her work, and her workshops are wonderful.

I learned all about the makings of a good composition.

How to define an Asymmetrical design versus a Vignette.

And how to use techniques to keep the interest on the page.  There were lots of handouts, inspirational downloads, and videos filled with inspiration.  It was more fun than a day at the circus.

I had forgotten how much I love collage.  What a nice class, I learned so much and am filled with collage inspiration.

About Me

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I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.