I am Strong. I am Not Perfect. I am Willing to Try. I am Open-Minded. I am Flawed. I am Loved. I am Full of Potential. I am Gifted. I am Not Believing the Hype. I am Facinating. I am Woman.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Title: "Snake Charmer"

This is another monoprint using plexi glass. I manipulated the ink for the design and sent it through the press. I like how it turned out...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Title "I Don't Think We Are In Kansas Anymore..."

This is another monoprint made from plexi glass. I rolled black ink over the plexi, then added the golden yellow color and played with a palette knife. Instead of running it through the press, I used a rolling pin for the transfer...was surprised to find most of the black gone, but liked the effect. It reminds me of things/shapes flying through space (like when Dorothy and Toto were in the hurricane flying around in the sky...hence the title)...also something under a microscope! yuck!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Title: "I Only Have Eyes For You"

This is a monoprint from plexi glass that I painted with the green ink and drew out my characters with a cotton tip. Instead of running it through the press, I used a rolling pin and it came out perfect....After it was dry I added pastel for some fun colors and a touch of whimsy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2009-2010 Purchase Award at West Virginia University-Parkersburg

I was the recipient for this award for this year, along with another fellow for a ceramic piece he created. Two pieces are chosen by the school to purchase and keep in their permanent art collection. A huge honor...and my piece will be hung and have a plaque for everyone to see and hopefully enjoy! I received my cash award on Monday at their board meeting and was on cloud nine and a half!!!!! Hated to part with this one, it was a self portrait and had so much hidden meaning...but anytime someone sees it, their face lights up, and that is what it is all about!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day!

It is another Father's Day without you, Daddy....
I miss you so much and it still hurts....
I am taking good care of Mom, I know you are proud of me.
You are our Guardian Angel.
I love you,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Marietta, OH Artist's Walk

I was a featured artist at "The Gallery" last Friday night in Marietta, OH. It was the Artist's Walk where all the shops stay open and musicians and artisans of all sorts are all over the streets and in the shops. "The Gallery" sells prints of 6 paintings I created for the Tourism Bureau for advertising purposes in 2008. There are full size and smaller prints for framing, mugs, and greeting cards for sale. The Artist Walks are part of the summer festivities this little town puts on every month.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Title: "Radish Rhapsody"

Monoprint made with plexiglass and printing inks...I love this new medium!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This is a print I made using plexi glass and manipulating the ink on the plexi before pressing it to the dampened paper...I believe my paper was too moist, since my 3 characters didn't come out very distinct. But, I do like it...leaves a lot to the viewer to interpret.
This was made at home, now today in class, I hope to get a chance to use one of the presses.

I have been away from my blog land, busy with life...taking care of my Mom, who is very ill. I will try to post more often. Missed everyone!