6 Panel Art Project – Part 2: Taping the Tree

6 panel art painting project - acrylic on 11X14" canvas board

Almost exactly a year ago [how weird is that?] I started working on my 6 panel art/painting project. The project actually began in 2004/2005-ish when I bought the 6 panels of canvas board, laid them out on the floor in my old apartment, and sketched a big tree onto them. The plan was to paint 3 panels dark and 3 panels light so together they make one picture but half day/half night.

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My Latest Stained Glass Creation!

my 2 stained glass circles projects layered!

For many months I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a stained glass project framed by wood. As in, finding the perfect wood frame and then creating something to put in it. I was partly inspired by stained glass projects my friend and glass mentor Abbie has done, especially her light box which is a 3 dimensional wooden box with a front made of multi colored beach glass, and filled with an LED light string that slowly changes colors. It’s mesmerizing!

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Creating Art While Intoxicated – 2016 Edition

acrylic on 9x12" canvas board, framed for gifts

The last time I Created Art While Intoxicated was in 2013. As I’ve said before, I rarely get drunk [which is why there were no 2014 or 2015 Intoxicated Art posts]. It’s not often I decide to really let go. But sometimes I do, and sometimes while in a state of joyful inebriation I feel compelled to be creative. Two weekends ago I drank 4 Mike’s Mango Punches and informed hubby that I absolutely HAD TO GO PAINT.

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Stained Glass Circles

creating stained glass circles, copper foiling the edges

UPDATE: I have since decided NOT to make a mobile with these circles. They have been incorporated into a framed piece I created in July.
My list of things to accomplish in 2016 includes “Build 3 mobiles in the Alexander Calder style [kinetic sculpture]” & “Create 3 difficult stained glass pieces”. I decided to combine those items for my newest project and make a stained glass mobile.

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Photo Project – Part 7: 2011-2015

photo project part 7 2011-2015 ipswich ma

After about 40 hours of work, I present you with my FINAL favorite photos project, featuring my favorite pictures from 2011-2015. I deleted over 15,000 digital photos [!!!] from these 5 years. I’ve gotten into the habit lately, particularly since starting this blog, of taking about 20 photos of everything. Over time, that creates a mind-boggling amount of duplicates!

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Photo Scanning Project – Part 4: 1999-2000

photo scanning project part 4 1999-2000 woodstock vt

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve scanned > 2,000 photos, > 300 personal documents, and almost 500 pages of a “book” that my high school friend Christyne and I wrote in the late 1980’s. Phew!!! I finished scanning PHOTO ALBUM 4 last week, but got pre-occupied with the other stuff I scanned, so wasn’t ready to publish this post until tonight. Here are my favorite photos from PHOTO ALBUM 4, which covers years 1999-2000.

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