Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Perks of Creating an ATC

This is an ATC that I recently created, called "Off the Radar."  Much of my work is fairly small in size (9" x 12" or smaller), but I find it challenging, and fun, to work in the even smaller ATC 2.5" x 3.5" size, and still attempt to incorporate all of the materials and kinds of imagery I use in the larger pieces. Because of the small size, the process is frequently spontaneous, and intuitive enough that it has the ability to ameliorate some of the pressure and angst that can arise when working on a larger piece, and trying to get everything "just right."  When I have the time, I try to complete work of this smaller size, from start to finish, at one sitting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Featuring Magazine: Theme Gallery

Two of my shadow box pieces (which I refer to as "scrapboxes"), are being included in the Theme Gallery section of the new quarterly mixed media arts magazine, Featuring, published in The NetherlandsThis 2nd issue's theme for the Theme Gallery was "The Road Ahead."  The pieces are Preparation for Travel, and The Road Home, seen above.