Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

my wonderful best friend:MAXX

this is topaz, a foster dog and my best friend Maxx.

Friday, October 03, 2008


my new work is concerned with the deconstruction of old books.
i get them by the bag at the bargin barn. i want the oldest. falling apart books i can find.
i try to limit myself to 2 bags a trip.
i have to force myself to stay away.

my best friend

this is maxx, he goes with me everywhere.

open studios

looks like it is that time again.
see you this weekend.

Monday, September 15, 2008


the flight back from d.c. almost didn't take off. summer thunderstorm. made great cloud formations.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


james did a painting of monty, to add to my wall of dog art. he is flying over west cliff, with my ugg boots.

monty, destroyer of shoes

art show at many hands

my collages went up at many hands gallery in capitola this week. the wall looks really great. someone already took 4.
good start.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

small encaustics

finding harmony in deconstructing old books.

i was going to talk about waxing books

i don't know what to say right now. still sad about danny.

Free At Last
July 10, 2008 ·
It is my sad duty to report that Danny Vacin passed away. Danny was born February 3, 1986 and is the son of Bob and Candy Vacin. Danny has two brothers Noel and Mike and one sister Sara. Danny sustained a traumatic brain injury on November 15, 2003 in a car crash in Port Tobacco, Maryland. He was airlifted to Prince George’s County Trauma Center. After a month, he was admitted to Kerman Hospital in Baltimore for rehabilitation. After over a year on December 27, 2004, Danny was admitted to the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for long term care. Danny had multiple surgeries including removing a third of his scull. There were many trips to the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Recently, Danny was transported to the University of Maryland Center after a a CT scan of Dan’s brain showed a problem with his CSF shunt. After replacing the shunt and tubing he was taken back to the nursing home. Danny and his family has been living with a coma and the impact of a traumatic brain injury since the accident in November of 2003. Bob, Candy and the family stood by him every day since. Our hearts go out to the Vacin family. Danny is a member of Southern Maryland Brain Injury Group and Bob is the President. We are sad but realize that it is best that Danny is free at last. May God receive a courageous young man who fought a good fight as long as he could.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

etsy store: lecollageshaq

Saturday, February 02, 2008

winter in czech republic

tomas sent these,they are very beautiful, but make me cold.

Monday, January 21, 2008

double happiness

This painting is one of my personal favorites. My friend and fellow studio mate liked it too. Check out her art!

the holidays

here is a great shot of sean with another great AFRP dog, Mouse-e, who was lucky enough to move just across the street.

Sean has his own website too, he does plein air work.
here is one of his paintings:

what about bob?

Bonnie and I just took his workshop"“The Postmodern Painter Meets the Contemporary Collage Artist”
here are workshop photos from my side of the table.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

more dogs-this is topaz

of course, another beautiful afrp rescue dog...
she weighed in at 3.5 lbs, and today has made it to 3.11 lbs.
you go girl!


I like making these things from cheap boxes at ikea.

this one has a old bible i bisected and rebound, than added encaustic.
the metal thing behind it is an antique wine opener i found in a junk shop in Prague years ago.

these two use old photographs