Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Love Collage

Hopeless Intentions

Separated By Chance

Collage work is great because you can basically create art from bits of rubbish and detritus, smack some acrylic gel medium on it and you have a finished piece! O.k. maybe its not that easy, but it sure is fun.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Some Experiments

See more on my flickr page

I've been working a lot at nothing! At least it feels that way. I have some new client work (work, work) then there is the fun stuff (play, work). I shot some new photos this weekend, using a waist level viewfinder and my digital camera. I love the look of the photos, and plan to experiment shooting through other old cameras with my digital. There is a whole group of people dedicated to this type of photography (TTV: Through the Viewfinder). You can see some of their work here.

Monday, March 17, 2008

About Her III

Here is the latest from my series "About Her"

I've been busy working on so many things, that I have neglected my blog for a few days. I plan to post some new photos to my etsy shop soon. I am also working on a new project featuring ATC-which I will blog about soon.

Have a breezy day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Inspired Treasury

Fly, from the series Diaphanous Visions

Today I was pleasantly surprised to find that a fellow CCCOE member created a treasury inspired by my photo "Fly".

See all her wonderful picks here....

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Things to Ponder on Art and Money

So, I stumbled upon this really great site today, that led me to this really great blog, that led me to this very interesting post by Jen McCleary. I think as artists, we have pondered the same points she brings up. It's a relevant topic...join the discussion.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sweet Feature

Sweet little "Marmee" at Marmeecraft has featured my work on her blog. She has created such a cute little nook on the www, so please check it out if you get a chance.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

RAG ATC Trade and ATC History

Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, BC Canada, hosts an ATC project. The last one was in February. If you live in the Richmond area and want to participate in the RAG trade or find out about future meetings, contact

From the RAG website...

"A little history…"
"The original concept was developed by Swiss artist m. vanci stirnemann, who wanted to make a catalogue to document his activities with other artists. Because the cost of printing a catalogue in hockey-card format was prohibitive, he decided in 1996 to produce 1,200 cards by hand. This led to the first exhibition of Artist Trading Cards in April 1997. During the show, visitors were encouraged to produce their own cards to trade with stirnemann and others at the closing reception. From then on, a Trading Session has taken place at on the last Saturday of every month...."


"About Her I" Wrenay Gomez Charlton

Lately, I have been making a lot of art cards. I enjoy working on the smaller scale and pretty much anything goes, if you follow 1 key rule: art cards must be 2.5" x 3.5", horizontal or vertical is fine.

Art cards fall into 2 categories ATC or ACEO. An ATC (artist trading card) is for trading with other artists. It's a great way to meet other artists and amass an art collection for the cost of postage. You can also organize artist trades to meet other ATC enthusiasts in your area.

A good site to check out ATC groups is Flickr. The following sites may be of interest as well.

Now for the ACEO

ACEO's (art cards, editions and originals) are the same as ATC's with one key difference: they are for sale-not trade. This is quite the point of contention for some ACT artists, since the spirit of the ATC is to have art available to everyone, without placing monetary value on the card. However, there are many collectors who are not artists and the ACEO market provides them a way to expand their collections.

ACEO's can be found at craft fairs, etsy, ebay and

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Just a little drawing I am working on....

Although the challenge is over, I am determined to keep making something each day-even if it's in progress. Sometimes I feel all my work is in progress.