Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birds Need Good Homes!

A friend has asked me if I would make birdhouses out of these gourds. (not the pumpkin!) I've never tried it but I always like trying something new! Right now they are soaking in some water with a little bleach. (Try getting them to stay under water - it's a big challenge!) Then I'll scrub them and get to work painting. What to paint? Surely not cats!
I'll post pictures and you can learn with me!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cape May Butterflies - Farewell to Thee!

This is a farewell of a different type and a more up-beat one! When I was visiting Cape May two weeks ago, I was there at the precise time to view the migration of the monarch butterflies along the coast, on their way to Mexico. I took this photo of a few that I saw on this abundant yellow flower......I can't remember the flower's you know? It was truly fascinating to see so many at one time!
I'm ready to work on more butterflies!


This is a poster I did for a portfolio with other artists concerning global warming. I picked the butterfly because I am fond of them but also because they seem particularly susceptible to environmental conditions because of their delicate nature. It is a poster which advertises the last theatre showing of the last butterfly, all of the others having succumbed to the affects of global warming. :-(

It is a linocut with screen printed writing in the circle. Both linocuts and screen prints work especially well for posters!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Sugarplum Cottage

If you like purple, this would be your favorite!
I love what looks like bead-work above the door.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Empress B&B

This past week-end I spent some time in Cape May, on the coast of New Jersey, and was lucky to have a perfect day to take some photos of the Victorian homes there. So many, looking like dollhouses! It is fascinating to see the color choices. I love all of them, even the purple ones!