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
Little canvas pieces, with art created on old dictionary pages – only $20 each, including the tiny easels to display them on! Of course I’ll bring some medium and large size pieces as well. I hope you will be able to come and support the public library in Avon, Indiana while viewing/purchasing a wonderful variety of artwork.
Posted by L.M. on April 16, 2014
Here is the companion piece to “Carnival” that was posted earlier this week. Also an upcycled/recycled art piece it incorporated various plastic lids/caps along with some old beads and bicycle spokes.
These two pieces, plus “Fun” all three hung together at the recycled/upcycled art show held at ArtSplash Gallery last summer.
I think they’d look great in a kids room!
Posted by L.M. on March 27, 2014
Created in the same style as “Fun” created at a workshop last year. I ended up using less caps on this piece after many different layouts and ideas, plus I incorporated rolls of magazine pages for a different texture and shape.
It reminded me of a ferris wheel so it’s title “Carnival” came easily! It has a companion piece, “Carouse” that I’ll share with you later this week!
Posted by L.M. on March 25, 2014
The last of three pieces on the blog this week, all created using the same technique, this one titled “Abundantly”. Although very time consuming (and hand cramping!) to draw and cut the paper cut over-lay, I enjoyed creating these pieces that combine my love of the mandala form and for old book pages. I hope you have enjoy viewing them as finished pieces and during the process of them being produced.
Until next week!
Posted by L.M. on March 21, 2014
Similar to “Ambience” that was posted earlier this week, this piece was also created on a 12×12″ wood panel using old dictionary pages and cut paper. Here are some images of the process/progress along the way:
One piece left to share with you that goes with Ambience & Adventure….look for it Friday!
Posted by L.M. on March 19, 2014
The first of three similar pieces that were created for last years upcycled/recycled show, Ambience began with a blank 12×12″ wood panel that was covered in old dictionary pages. Then a mandala like design was drawn onto the back of a black piece of paper and carefully cut with an x-acto knife.
Once the cutting was finished the black paper was mounted on top of the pages and ink, buttons and other embellishments were attached to create the finished piece.
Look for the other two pieces to arrive on the blog later this week!
Posted by L.M. on March 17, 2014
Posted by L.M. on March 5, 2014
Why yes, I am mixing music and artwork in one post! As promised months ago, I’ve finally begun to edit all the images from last year’s solo show that focused on recycled/repurposed art. Today I’m sharing the pieces I created with old piano parts.
First I’d like to thank my artist-friend Quincy Owens for sharing these parts with me after he had used most of the wood from a piano for an artistic project of his own. Thanks Q! Here is a look at the pieces and parts laid out, waiting for me to decide how to use them (along with a tub full that I have left for future projects).
I had these in the garage for several weeks, moving pieces about and generally tweaking things until I felt comfortable enough with the design to start the assembly. I raided my stash of vintage sheet music to use as a background, adhering it to the wood surface using a thin, clear acrylic with a tint of yellow ochre to giving it an even older, more weathered look.
Once on the wood I followed with several more coats of clear acrylic to seal it well and give it a lovely shine. Then the power tools came out and the other objects were attached one by one. The long bar across the top of the largest piece (Calando) is from inside the piano and the wires were at one time attached to each of the eyes that show along the top.
I actually ended up with a “less is more” approach with these pieces as I really wanted more of the background sheet music to show than my original plan. One part that I never varied on was the three foot pedals hanging from the bottom. Now to show you the images of each piece, once completed:
The musical term Calando means “fading away music” which seemed so appropriate for this piece! Cavatina translates into “solo song” and, as most music fans know, Crescendo is described as “an increase in intensity”.
Currently these three pieces reside above the piano in my living room.
Can you picture them in your home?
Posted by L.M. on February 21, 2014
Back in the fall, during my unintentional blog hiatus, I created several new pieces of whimsical art using scrap wood pieces, old dictionary pages and ink. They were fun! I have ideas for more pieces in this style once I get back into the studio. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces from the batch I created. It began with one of these pieces of wood, the backgrounds painted with acrylic:
Add some torn paper shapes:
Then lots of ink details and DONE!
Just for fun I left some of the paper un-attached to the surface to make the pieces more dimensional, in this instance the fin on his side!
P.S. If you’d like to see this, and other creations, in person they are located at ProArt Gallery in Greenwood, Indiana!
Posted by L.M. on February 11, 2014