Saturday, April 21, 2007

SICL art class

One of the students painted a portrait of Gloria painting. In the background is the painter. Doesn't Gloria look pleased?

Family fun

Last Saturday we moved stuff to the country retreat. It was raining hard all day, so at the end of it we just gathered in the living area of the 5th wheel, and thought about how much fun we can have there and how great it will be with the sun shining. This is Matt and Christina and the kids - and somewhere there are two dogs trying to find warm spots to curl up.

Altered Book Delivered

Last evening was the concert in Pleasant Hill at Jill's house. Jill is definitely the hostess with the mostest. Three of my grandchildren went with me so it made it even more special an evening.

Dan'l shared his wonderful music and humor and made some new fans, I'm sure. Anderson-Gram performed music from their CDs and blew us away. They can really make music and are perfect partners in a concert with Dan'l.

For anyone interested in folk music at it's finest, you'd do well to buy Cds from both Dan and Anderson-Gram. Dan'l can be found at Gayle and Bob can be found at

I gave Dan'l the Sanborn book and he and Val (his wife) were delighted with it. Here's a pic. It was a special moment all the way around. We don't all have the same talents, do we? Musicians and composers are so open and sharing of their talents. And for those of us into other art forms, it's fun to share what we do - particulaly with people we know who will appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chasin' Sanborn

My friend Dan'l McIlhenny wrote a song about a goat named Sanborn. It never fails to make me smile. His CD release party for Northern California is this Friday evening at Jill's house in Pleasant Hill. I altered a child's book to honor Dan and Sanborn, as a gift for Dan. (I'm a goat lover too.) Here are some of the pages in his book.

Friday, April 13, 2007

My Fair Lady - altered book 2

Here are a few more.

My Fair Lady - altered book

This book is based on the lyrics from My Fair Lady, using images from fashion magazines. Here are a few spreads.

Friday, April 6, 2007

New license plate

This is my new personalized plate. I just picked it up today. The other photo is of California poppies in my front yard.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Contact Paper Transfers

I made a few more ATCs with contact paper transfers. Here are a couple using the painted backgrounds I made recently.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

More webbing spray

Today I used three webbing sprays. Black, white, and gold. Here are some works using backgrounds with this technique.

Exhibit of Book Arts