Altered Thinking

I’m away from home and away from this blog for a few weeks… I’m missing my studio but I know in my absence the ideas are bottling up and there will be opportunity for outpouring before too long. Meanwhile I’ve had time to ponder on where I’m at, and how I got here. From here I can … Continue reading Altered Thinking

mixed media

click on any image to view full size in slideshow 🙂 collage   altered books finished book in 3 parts 3d & installation Odoodem: Totem at the National Spinal Injury Centre, Stoke Mandeville Thoughtforms: ongoing project in various forms Dancing Ivy: Ephemeral Land Art    

Chapter Next: The Letter

Another week, another page in the altered book to show you. I notice sometimes when I’m working on a project, just how little control I have. It’s not that I don’t know where it’s going, I’m not even steering the way. It’s going its own course and I’m simply wielding the brush or the pen … Continue reading Chapter Next: The Letter

Chapter Next: Mirage

Some the pages in my altered book are already conveniently titled. The book began as an orphaned volume of short stories, and some of the tales’ titles just appealed too much to cover up. Doesn’t Mirage just conjure such magic? I haven’t embarked on any of these pages with a plan. Planning just isn’t in … Continue reading Chapter Next: Mirage

Chapter Next: Unity & Variety

I’m having so much fun with this altered book. As it develops more meanings are attaching themselves. For instance, it has 42 pages, and as we all know 42 is the meaning of life, the universe and everything. So suddenly it has a theme attached… it’s a book with elements of life, the universe and … Continue reading Chapter Next: Unity & Variety

Newest Obsession: Chapter One

Since way back in the earliest days of exploring mixed media online, through the vast and wondrous wealth of blogs, the treasures and techniques that ppl share on YouTube, I’ve often come across folks doing this thing called altered books. I’m going to lay it on the line here: it’s made me think Huh? Sure … Continue reading Newest Obsession: Chapter One

100 lessons from 100 drawings

In no particular order, these are the realisations that accompanied this project. These were observations I heard over and over again in my thoughts, page after page… 

A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one

Throughout 2015 I completed a mixed media art journal, one page each week. Some weeks were easier, some were colourful, some were hard to start and some were hard to finish. Both in terms of the art, and in terms of the weeks out of which the pages emerged. It’s all metaphors, right?  This year I’m … Continue reading A Year in Mixed Media ~ part one