Sunday, December 16, 2012

Work In Progress

This one is a work in progress.  
I wanted to do a piece that was strictly paint, no added images.  My idea for it was stripped stockings coming from underneath a black dress where the fringe of it looked as it it was dripping.  
I'm happy with the legs, but the dress does not quite look like a dress to me.  I think I have to add something to the top to break up the dress, maybe showing the difference between the dress and the fringe/under-layer...maybe add a different color or pattern for the dress or add some texture to the black dress with molding paste...I just haven't quite figured it out yet.  
I'll come back to it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Although these pieces are technically not part of my 6 X 6 Art Project, I still wanted to share them on my blog.  I created them about 5 years ago or more (I really need to start writing the date on my pieces) and I think they are a great precursor to the 6 X 6 project.

They are both 8 X 8 canvases and the images are 1 inch squares.  I thought it would be a fun challenge to create a collection of tiny collage pieces that contain a single word.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Comprised of print from a Vanity Fair magazine, embroidery floss thread, gel medium, acrylic paint, a map and bits of paper from science and math textbooks.

Please click on the image for a closer view.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lucky Charm

I started with the great image of the woman in the orange dress which I found in a magazine ad for a new book called The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, then added various art papers that I felt matched the moody tone.  I finished it by adding some black acrylic paint, some yellow rinestones for her earring and the horseshoe token coin from Vinnies; a once popular Toronto bar/arcade that has sadly since closed.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Problem Of Homework

Poor Philip is overwhelmed.

This piece started with the homework paragraph that I cut from a wholesome 1954 textbook called "Into Your Teens".  I took strips of various textbook pages and wove them together, along with the strips of red paper and a vintage photo reprint,  then affixed it to the 6 x 6 tile.  Marks from the teacher's infamous red pen finished it off.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stormy Weather

Ah, the fun you can have with some black card stock and a hole punch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


This piece was a bit of an experiment for me.  I wanted to try using a thick layer of gesso and draw lines in it as a base for the design.  I enjoyed filling in the little squares with pieces of maps, a chinese newspaper, stickers, art papers, as well as craft paint, crackle medium and even nail polish.  I really like how it turned out and want to try it again, maybe with bigger squares next time.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Creative Landscape

I had an abundance of extra pencil crayons and loved the look of all the pinks and oranges together.  Lined up, the pencils reminded me of a city landscape of buildings and skyscrapers, so that became the basis of this piece.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I've had this idea bouncing around in my head now for about a year,
so I'm glad to finally have it out and finished. 
I wanted to do a physical representation of keeping secrets.