turquoise doll
newest dolls. just have to bead.

jade doll from the diad series


mini moleskine
started at home a few months ago

opening pages

delia and kettle

the bells...they live next door
these are characters for a children's book....
trying to motivate my sister

these are tapes for old layout work.
before computers.


collage and washi tape

more collage and mixed media

and from my time in the japans.
in the middle of the spread is a tip-in of a bank envelope.
i did get some inquiring looks as i went from atm to atm collecting different envelopes.
go on about your business, there's nothing for you here.
inside the tip-in is a red stamp for kanazawa train station on a receipt.
there are stamps stationed all over japan at interesting places.

and the latest.
incorporating some of my granddaughter's early scribbles.
she's quite an artist.
and that's her palette.


work in the small moleskine book.
 started at home in pa. preprepped pages for the trip to the japans. 
when the babies are in school i get some work in.

first page done on the new art journal
trying to post as i go

emily has definitely influenced my color palette.

detail shows some of the stuff i have been acquiring on my trip.
washi tape, lace tape from the 100 yen store.
brush pens, and a stencil of japanese  kanji.
i will be trying to draw more this summer
so...pencil practice with eyes.


so i'm in japan

visiting with the grandchildren
for the summer
i will attempt
to post a bit about
the art
after all

all about the art

first watercolors in a long time
still need some work

and some art journaling


bags for the trip
$10 at goodwill
the backs

the fronts
before the big alterations

altered carry on
art bag

yes, i will be stylin'


the paper theaters continue to  improve

the forest
this one seems the favorite of the kids in my class
 getting foresty


my personal favorite
gotta work on those towers

with a changeable front
this is the stained glass front
still workin

next front

no front

so theaters are getting there. 
students have started working
on characters and sets