I am dabbling in my marquetry hair clips again recently. With my husband working from home, my my art room has been commandeered as an office, so I don’t have much access through the day and by the evening I am usually tired and the … Continue readingPushing Through
Sketch, sketch, sketch! I had a few hair clip concepts bouncing around the brain so I put them on paper. This is typically how I start my art process.
This is for a silhouette I drew a long time ago, and has been on my queue for traditional marquetry. Unfortunately, life has made my ability to get to this piece feel like an eternity, and I didn’t want to wait anymore. The background is … Continue readingDigital Marquetry
I am trying something COMPLETELY different today. Digital marquetry… I have been scanning in high resolution wood samples and drawings recently and today I combined my ideas. An added benefit is that there are all kind of photo manipulation settings that make new concepts possible. … Continue readingAnd Now For Something Completely Different
A.K.A. “succulents I can’t kill.” I own a mug that says, “Crazy Plant Lady.” My actual success with plants, including those “hardy” succulents has been hit and miss over the years. Nowadays, I have found more success and (as you can see) inspiration growing a … Continue readingColouring Outside the Lines
Maui is one of my favourite places. I wanted to do a Portrait from Polynesia for this project, and Hawai’i was a natural choice for me. Learning about Hawaiian history and culture has been a real highlight of my visits there. Pua ma’o hau hele … Continue readingHibiscus With a Twist