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Exploring Foam Stamps

I participated in “Open Studio” yesterday, hosted by artist Ingrid Dijkers (http://www.ingriddijkers.com/index.html). We explored using foam stamps and acrylic paints to create painted papers such as deli paper, scrapbook and sketch papers, along with rice papers. What a blast! Folks came up with wonderful designs!

Scrappy Soulbook

I have been having loads of fun lately with mixed media artist, Tiffany Goff Smith (https://southerngalsdesigns.com/). She hosts an online workshop, Scrappy Soulbook, which incorporates a recycled book into an art journal. My first soulbook is kinda rough around the edges but it has been an inspiring experience! I am looking forward to making more—you can use any book—it does not have to begin with a children’s book. But I love Shari Lewis…….

Cemetery Visit

On September 11 I drove through Gaylord on my way south to Lansing, MI. I stopped at a small cemetery outside of town, among fields–it was a gorgeous sunny day for a visit. It was a quiet tour except for a crow that cawed the entire time I walked around the graves. For me, it was a way to remember 9/11 and its huge loss.

She Votes

Bonnie J. Smith, member of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, organized a collaborative project this year, “She Votes.” She collected 4X6″ pieces of art to make a handmade book that commemorates the 19th Amendment passed in 1920. More than 110 original works were created by 69 members of the Women’s Caucus for Art from across the country. I was most happy to participate! https://www.scwcaexhibitions.org/she-votes.html

Fem Power!
Suffrage Centennial Rocks!

Gelli Plate Printing

I tried printing with a gelli plate yesterday for the first time — it is great fun! I used a 12″ square plate and acrylic paint along with stencils. Many thanks to a kind and generous friend who gifted all the stencils!