This weekend, I wired all of the dingle-dangles into the sombrero using the telephone wire I had picked up at a neighborhood yard sale. I liked the idea of photographing the hubcap in the hat format, so I had my friend Kathy, the owner of the Bija Yoga Studio stop by and model in front […]
My hubcap is coming to life! The images have been added, the holes have been drilled for what my husband Gill calls “The dingle-dangles” of a Mexican sombrero, and I have started to thread the holes with recycledcolorful telephone wire that I had bought at a nearby yard sale. I also started gathering bottle caps […]
After I had primed my hubcap from the Landfill Art Project, I began the background painting: I painted the lettering with a bright red field around the Pontiac logo. For years I had seen Pontiac logos shown in red with white lettering, so I wanted to carry on the tradition. The walls supporting the sides […]
I have been working on my Batik paintings all summer, and decided it was time to take a creative break. About three months ago I received a request from artist Ken Marquis to participate in the Landfill Art Project http://www.landfillart.org/. He is seeking artists from all fifty states and around the world to paint hubcaps […]
During art shows, gallery exhibitions, or school demonstrations, people often look at my Batik paintings and ask me “How do you do such a complex painting process: or “You must have a lot of patience to create your work”. This blog is dedicated to understanding why I paint, and my creative process.