Monday, July 24, 2006

feeling rusty

rust rocks.

cool paper artist in holland

this is "star fruit papyrus" made by a British artist, Andrea Cook . She lives and works in Tholen, NE. She also teaches for all you world travelers. Cal and I are going to her studio next time I visit him.

this one is called "beetroot papyrus"

red fish paper from nepal

everyone always asks me where i get the papers. this site is one of my favorite sources. Exquisite handmade Journals, Stationery, Photo Albums, Wedding Invitations and Wrapping Paper from Nepal. All products are Fair Trade and tree-free.
of course i got the fish, but they also have elephants, stars, stripes, and suns. also Tibetian prayer flags.
According to their site: This wrapping paper is handmade from the bark of a local mountain shrub. Proceeds from this wrapping paper benefit the Nepalese traditional craft industry as well as the environment.

how cool is that?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

world peace

the dali lama:
I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings.

sounds good to me.

i saw these guys when i was in death valley.

another prayer:
Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence not battlefields.
the hopi elders

big collages

i love working on this 3oo lb. watercolor paper!
you can do anything. glue, paint, scratch, (did i say glue?)
it comes 22 " x 30", i get it in a five pack at the local art store. Lenz Arts . such a deal. I used to work there about 20 years ago. Glad it's still around. Nice to be able to run out and find some obscure art product when you need it. Support your local art store!!!

my friend dale took these photos when he was here last week.
i took him to my studio at 17th ave.
we share a passion for great art materials.
we met over 20 years ago in Baileys Crossroads VA when I took a retail job at a local art store after art school.
this sign was made with my favorite brush that finally broke and some very old letraset.
anyone remember letraset?

the studio is getting cluttered.

more assemblages in progress.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

encaustic class at cabrillo

day 3 of the wax painting class.
book spines: i feel like the
ripping apart every old book i own.
this was from an old copy of
the book of common prayer.

made this small object: wax pour and old computer part.
buffed it out.
how cool is this?

& we have our own blog:wax max.

Monday, July 10, 2006


ikea frame

finally made it back to ikea last friday. looking for a way to finish off the hundreds of small collages i did this winter. this is what i did: a fish collage in a handworked ikea frame.

i have been overwelmed with the remodel and summer visitors to do any posting.
boardwalk, santa cruz pier, moss landing, pescadero, china town....