Friday, July 29, 2016

Collage, Scribble, Paint, Draw.... Repeat

I found some blocks of wood laying around my messy studio,
and played with bits of collage, paint, pencil, charcoal 
and anything else that was within reach.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summertime Play

Summertime is short in the Yukon, 
so I have been out exploring with my two daughters. 

But I also found bit of time to decorate 
some paper as well. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Bookmaking...... Again!

I love using photographs I have taken in my creations. 
I took this photograph a year or two ago, but recently played with it on my computer.

I choose a small section of it, changed the colours and
 used it to decorate the cover of this book. 

I printed off a mirror image of this photograph I took and
 added some ink and paint for another book cover. 

I manipulated an image of some trees on my computer and 
then added some subtle bits of colour by hand for this cover. 

And for the final one of this bookmaking spree, I added some paint
 and ink to a photograph of some flowers and grasses. 

I have so many other images that are waiting to be played with. 
Now I just have to find some time!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bikes & Biking

My daughter was in a bike race last weekend - and I drove her support vehicle. 

It was a beautiful sunny day,
but the pictures do not tell the tale of the ever present head winds.

Besides the strong head winds, the hills were big and the miles were many.
She rode for 11 hours - and in my books she is a winner

I enjoyed riding with her as she prepared for this day, 
and with so much biking on the brain, 
bikes showed up in my creations

Then there was an old bike tube laying around the house
that also grabbed my attention.

So I used it to make covers for some small notebooks. 

This bike stamp I carved a few years ago has become one of my favourites, and tends to show up in lots of places!

But for now - it is a beautiful evening
 - so I am heading out for a bike ride!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


As I was gathering up pieces I have made

to take to a lovely little shop in my neighbourhood

I realized I hadn't shared

my newest little bird & tree collage. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Creativity Reporting for Duty

I have been so busy the last few weeks, 
that I have had no time to create. 

Usually when this happens I get really grouchy,
but I told myself to hold on, 
knowing I would eventually have some time
 to return to some creative endeavors. 

Last week I managed a bit of time to 
do some journal play. 

And yesterday I used the above photo that I took last fall

and changed it on the computer.

I then printed a couple of copies of it, and made a book,
using the image to decorate the cover.

I am happy that my creativity was able to report for duty
 when I had some time to create.