hat man in oregon... whew! what a trip he had - he's just now feeling rested up!
one of the roads that i took to salem was rt. 58, which goes through the willamette national forest, past high mountain lakes and fast moving creeks. i stopped to gaze at the wondrousness of it all many times on the way up...
a totem pole in a park in oakridge, oregon, the last of my stops before getting on I-5 near eugene.
i saw so many incredible flowers every day that i was gone. the two that always stopped me in my tracks were the lavender roses
and the orange azaleas. i mean really...
i brought this chair back for my art table... i think it was a piano stool at one time - it swivels!
and these... i was absent mindedly feeling the softness of a pillowcase in a vintage/antique shop when a lightbulb went off - here was the perfect fabric for journal making! it's so soft and so fine, like the finest egyptian cotton or brushed sheeting. my next books will be made with these...
i went here , where i got this eraser, some yupo 'paper', and a turquoise green oil pastel. this eraser is *the best*! the main thing that i love erasers for is lifting and blending, and this one is great for that, as well as completely removing pencil lines.
i worked in my moleskine when i had a chance...
this was on a postcard that i found in the art store. oh! i'd love to touch this sculpture! michele's website is here.
since i've been back i've been slowly starting to work in regina... i added plaster cloth to the page on the left (regina is on the back of this page).
this is an image transfer from one of my photos - i used my new inktense pencils for all of the color here. i'm just learning how to use them, but i can see right off the bat that they have great potential for coloring/tinting image transfers. once they're dry the color really is permanent so you can brush gel medium (or whatever) right over them.
thank you everyone for your kind comments in my last post!
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"There are flowers everywhere for those who wish to see them."