My paternal grandfather emigrated from Calabria, Italy, to Canada, and then to Buffalo, NY in the early 20th Century. At 28, he married my grandmother, who was all of 14 at the time. This mixed media piece is in memory of them.
My Mom had some truly neat retro packaging (well, it wasn’t retro to her!). Included in the stash I acquired was a box with a darning foot that trumpeted its ability to fit in any sewing machine.
This is my take on the handy wife, executed in a workshop at Arrowmont. It is 12 inches square, fabric on stretched canvas, with embroidery and embellishments.
About a year ago, I started using the Aeropress coffee maker, which comes with small circular micro-filters. Ever the packrat for possible collage use, I began collecting the used, dried filters. …continue reading »
I’ve been working away on a Art House Sketchbook Project piece, with the theme Borders and Lines. I knew once I selected the theme that I was going to deconstruct the sketchbook …continue reading »
It started with a strip of selvage and was nurtured by my abiding skewed sense of humor. …continue reading »
Last year, I bought bags of retro buttons for a project making felt and button brooches. Well, my interest ran out long before my supply of buttons did. …continue reading »
Having recently finished reading Cut & Paste, I got an itch to try my hand at collage. As I am discovering, a key to collage is being able to …continue reading »