As promised in the last post, I’m continuing with artwork created on old LP’s.  Today’s piece began as all the others shown here, stacked and waiting for some creativity to find them. It is actually the one on the top of the pile, that’s been spray painted with hammered metal color paint.Blog, 2013-04-25 11.41.38

Different from the last post, there are no magazine pages. Instead,  I began by outlining the record onto a piece of watercolor paper and drawing a mandala with that circle. On one side was the drawing, on the other side I had fun with some abstract painting of watercolors.

Once the paint was dry I began the tedious task of cutting out tiny areas of the mandala so that, once attached, the record would show through.  Yes, these images show some pink & brown instead. That’s my pretty cutting board and my work table. 🙂

After all the cutting was done the paper was attached to the record and extra drawing, ink and glass pieces were added to it for some dimension.Blog, 2013-05-25 13.06.03

The final step creating “Circadian” was to add the mechanism and hands to transform it into a work clock. Viola!

"Circadian" © Lynne Medsker
“Circadian” © Lynne Medsker

Hmmmm. I wonder what the next piece will look like? You’ll find out in a few days!




Okay…back to catching up art from last summer’s solo show of recycled/upcycled art work! The next few posts are all about artwork that was created on 33 1/3 LP’s. One of my very first gallery showings, about ten years ago, was made up of the same thing so this isn’t new for me, just re-visited as it fit the theme.

The first step for all the pieces was to fasten wood pieces to the back so the hangers could be attached and so that they would stand out from the wall a bit when hung, giving them more dimension. It was also essential because some of them were made into clocks and there needed to be space for the mechanisms to fit. Blog, 2013-04-24 11.12.17

After that step was finished I began work on the individual pieces. Some had been spray painted and others were not. For today’s piece, Ceremonial, it had been painted  bright red. The time-consuming part of this creation was rolling all the magazine pages! From a distance many people have mistaken them for pencils. 🙂Blog, 2013-05-07 11.25.58

Once that had been done then I began playing with the layout of the piece. I had cut a piece of scrap foam core and covered it with aluminum to use as a vertical break in the piece so I arranged the magazine rolls to one side of it until I was pleased.Blog, 2013-05-27 12.28.34

Prior to attaching all the piece I colored the aluminum piece with inks to compliment the background color of the record.  Then it was time to glue the pieces down, add a few embellishments and, ta-da, finished!

"Ceremonial" © Lynne Medsker
“Ceremonial” © Lynne Medsker

More record art to follow soon!



Reminder: Art on Record!

© Lynne Medsker

Don’t forget that in FIVE days the fabulously fun “Art on Record” class will be held at the studio of Lynne Medsker Art & Photography in Brownsburg, Indiana.

© Lynne Medsker

Come try your hand at creating some “round” art on a 33 1/3 album. There’s no limit to what we might explore! For more details read this blog post, to sign up  email me at!  The class fee is $30, or you can sign up for two additional classes and pay a discounted rate of $75 for all three.

© Lynne Medsker
© Lynne Medsker

Whatcha waiting for? 🙂

Art on Record, coming soon!

"dream" mixed media on 33 1/3 album @ lynne medsker

Join me on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 from noon to 2:30 p.m. for “Art on Record” a creative artwork class where you’ll make art in a circle format  – using a 33 1/3 album!

"explore" mixed media on 33 1/3 album © lynne medsker
"art on record #5" mixed media on 33 1/3 album © Lynne Medsker

Currently there are four openings for this class.  Email me at to join in the fun, I anticipate it will fill quickly, be sure to sign up soon!

Art on Record, Vol. 2

I have decided to participate in the “Art on Record exhibition, Vol. 2” at the APW Gallery in New York.  The show will feature the walls of the gallery covered in artwork, all created on old albums.  I did a series of art on albums a few years ago and had a lot of fun with it.  Here are a couple samples:

explore mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker
"explore" mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker
symbols mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker
"symbols" mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker
caged mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker
"caged" mixed media on album (c) 2006, Lynne Medsker

This sounded like a fun project to work on and I still had several blank albums so I am set to go. Plus it ties in with other “recycled” art projects I am working/planning on!  The show runs from May 1st to May 25th, 2009.

I will probably take the blank records with me to Colorado and create the art there then ship them directly to the gallery in New York.  A few less pieces of art I’ll have to transport back home when I finished with my stay!  I am a bit torn about creating art while I am there.  Right now I am feeling the urge to work LARGE and create some big, beautiful pieces of work but getting the supplies and finished work back & forth is quite a challenge and smaller pieces would be more managable (and less expensive) to transport.  I guess I will have to determine how important BIG is to me now!  A compromise may be to get the smaller individual elements created for the larger pieces then wait until I am back home to actually assemble them.  So much to think about…