January 2008 – Although I am happy to share my art with you throughout this blog please be aware that these images are protected by copyright law and should not be reproduced or used without expressed written permission. Feel free to leave comments or questions, I am always excited to get feedback. Enjoy browsing and thank you for visiting my blog!
Posted by L.M. on January 23, 2008
I’m happy to announce that I had two of my pieces of art selected for this show! Both “Flourish” and “Dream Each Day” shown below will be included. Here’ s the information from their website:
This summer Indy Parks and Recreation and the Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) will be hosting Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition to compliment the Hoosier Women in Music concert taking place at the MacAllister amphitheater. Local women will share their talents, their stories, and a part of themselves with a focus on the theme “Community.” Artworks will include ceramics, paintings, textile arts and other mediums. The exhibit will be on display June 8-29, 2013
Posted by L.M. on May 24, 2013
There are lots of opportunities for being creative and I’ve been on a quest to fit it in the schedule whenever possible. One of the biggest time slots that seem to be unproductive in my day are evenings. I used to spend a lot of time in my office on the computer working on projects but heard on more than one occasion about how unsociable I was becoming so I returned to the living room sitting in front of the television. I have trouble just sitting so I’ve adapted projects to work on while I am couch-bound for a few hours. This is my current set-up as I’m working on magazine pages:
Hey, it works, right?
Posted by L.M. on May 16, 2013
Many hours of April and May have been spent rolling up magazine pages in varieous shapes and sizes for upcycled artwork. When I’ve been busy working on other projects I’ve had others helping with this project as well. I’ll never look at magazines the same!
I’ve had to abandon that project for now but at least have a good “stash” started. When I begin to show images of the work created for the upcoming show look for these magazine pages to show up frequently!
Posted by L.M. on May 13, 2013
LOOK! My postcards arrived yesterday!
I am also busy creating upcycled envelopes and invitations to the private opening of this upcoming show! If you will be in the Indianapolis area on June 1st and would like to be invited to the private opening please send an email with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be honored to send you an invitation.
I’ve been busy the past several months exploring different media and materials, especially things that are often discarded. Magazines, newspapers, scrap metal, styrofoam, plastic lids, old books, aluminum cans, used albums & CD’s, wood scraps, packing materials and have even found a few objects that I am not even sure what they were used for! It’s been an interesting journey but now I am narrowing my focus to a handful of those materials and producing new work especially for this show. I will continue to share peeks at the process over the next month. It has really opened my eyes to all the possible materials and genres that can be created by re-imagining and re-purposed items. I’ve even re-created some of my own artwork into something new & different!
I do hope you’ll be able to attend the show at some point during the month of June…I am really excited to share my journey with you.
Posted by L.M. on May 5, 2013
I finished this piece a few weeks ago, now it’s time to share some of the images during the process.
I’ve been working on these 12×12″ wood panels that are first covered with old book pages. I like the text as a background! For this particular piece I decided to draw directly on the surface. Here are the progress images:
The title came from a saying that I included in the image….can you find it?
Posted by L.M. on May 2, 2013
As much fun as I have showing people how to create Mandalas, I enjoy showing off their creations even more. Each one is so unique and fits the person, in that moment, perfectly!
These are from the class at Finer Things earlier this month, everyone did just a wonderful job!
Posted by L.M. on April 29, 2013
I continue to keep busy making new digital art for my digital blog, digital+art+daily, so I am sharing a few new creations with you today.
I can seem to get away from creating fractals…I’ve made dozens over the last couple of weeks! I’m feeling the urge to return to digital drawings soon though, we’ll just have to wait & see what digital art I have to share next time!
Posted by L.M. on April 26, 2013
I’ve been enjoying the process of drawing, shading & coloring artwork on paper lately. This is another newly finished piece in that genre!
I used some of the “marbled” paper from the shaving cream explorations as a background and began adding designs on top of that. From there it was just pattern after pattern, followed by color and more color!
As you can tell I originally planned for it to be a horizontal image but once it was complete I ended up prefering it vertical. Of course I can’t complain very much about the time & hard work on this one as I did most of it while relaxing on a short get-away trip.
Something about making art by the pool is even more satisfying than making it in the studio!
Posted by L.M. on April 24, 2013
So, back in March, a bit over a month ago I held an acrylic & watercolor class here in the studio.
It was a great afternoon of fun and creativity! We started off by making abstract designs with black acrylic paint.
Once the black paint was reasonably dry then we began to work with the watercolors, painting, spraying and blending the colors.
We even did some experimenting with yarn, string & gauze for texture in the watercolor before the class was over.
I so enjoying seeing how people take the same materials and guidelines and each create unique work from it!
Posted by L.M. on April 22, 2013