Monday, November 3, 2008


"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way- things that I had no words for." - Georgia O' Keeffe

I am back in Tuscany. Not literally, I simply have more to show and tell. 

When you are there, everything takes on a glow. You look at the landscape and realize why so many artists painted there, why so many writers wrote there, why you are there. Everything looks like a painting, the light, the colors, ochre, raw umber.......

This assemblage piece was meant to be a shrine to the brush that I scrounged for at a flea market. I have a weakness for old paint brushes. I had almost given up hope. As a last ditch effort, I got down on my hands and knees and ran my hands through the dirt and "junk" and viola!

I had spent so much time on the shoe piece a few posts back , I almost forgot about the brush. it turns out, the junk finds that I had left were each precious to me in their own way, so I decided to say "what the heck" and just attach everything together.

The colors, rust, white, a touch of blue, YELLOW, brown, all seemed to work together. I added a bit more, copper mesh and a bit of blue paint to the brush handle, a yellowish ribbon to highlight the yellow of the......... round, whatever-it-is, with the buttons, a piece of ochre mica. It all seemed to blend well with my surroundings.


" I think it pisses God off if you walk by  the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it". - Alice Walker

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Happy Dia de los Muertos everyone and thank you to Susanna and Stephanie for planning a " get together", DIA DE BLOGLANDIA.

I decided to use the design of an Arbol de la Vida (tree of life) and do some work in copper and paint to remember my father and his family.