Category Archives: design

Color Study Thoughts

It’s feels like so long ago since my last post. Ugh! Anyway — the color study exercise is still fresh in my mind. It actually taught me more than just about how color relates to emotion. It taught me what … Continue reading

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More About Color

Continuing with the color studies, mini fabric collage art quilts took over my studio once again. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time thinking over the work. I wanted it to be an intuitive exercise. These abstract quilts are all … Continue reading

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Looking Into Color

The Universe is displayed in color. Vast stretches of vivid spectrums of lightness and darkness. Nature just flows in hues, shades and tints just waiting to be admired. I have always loved color. My boxes of crayola crayons and coloring books used to … Continue reading

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Art Branding

I had been on quite a lengthy quest to develop my art brand. What I mean by that is coming up with a signature style so that when the viewer looks at a piece they will know that it is actually my … Continue reading

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Renewed

It is really important to take some time out for renewal. I have done that and I now feel more equipped to share my artistic goings on. I am happy to be back. Before I went on hiatus, so to … Continue reading

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Shame On Me

August 22nd has come and gone. It has been almost two weeks since my plan to make art daily using my surface design/artful techniques list was excitedly put into effect. Then… procrastination and consternation took over. I have only my … Continue reading

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Choosin’ Is Hard

In the elusive pursuit of having the discipline to make art daily and because of my recurrent indecision about how to begin a project, I have decided to adhere to a list of surface design ideas which I compiled one … Continue reading

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Collage

“Collage is the assemblage of different forms creating a new whole.” Collage has such an enchanting and vast history so I will only nibble at very limited edges in this post. It started out as paper art in the Orient, … Continue reading

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Finding A Way To Create

It’s kind of funny that I call this blog an art journal. I have been resisting actually creating from my journals. Drawing is not one of my talents but I have noticed that actually drawing more often seems to be … Continue reading

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Elements and Principles

By knowing and absorbing the elements and principles of design you attain a valuable intuitive resource. As with the layouts, experimentation is the best way to gain familiarity with these pesky but important precepts. Elements  Line – a mark with … Continue reading

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