explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Article in Somerset Studio!

I feel so honored that an article I wrote, with accompanying artwork, appears in the upcoming issue of Somerset Studio magazine, available July 1 in major bookstores and craft stores. The cover and my two (amateur) photos of the article are shown below. Even when I'm looking at the pages, I still can hardly believe this!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Hello, out there! 

I have a very belated publishing update. It's not like me to forget these kinds of things!:)

Below are some photos of a mixed-media Hanukkah shadow-box book I created last year. It appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Somerset Studio magazine. I've submitted other pieces since then, so...we'll see what happens!

I would love to get comments from readers to see who is still checking in, and what kinds of things they might want to see on this blog. I am pretty much exclusively creating "hands-on" art now, rather than digital (although I do combine the two sometimes). I love to share techniques with others, so I'm planning to post some technique tutorials here at some point. It would be a good way for me to keep a record of some of the techniques I've learned recently, and presented to the Artful Journaling club I belong to. And the tutorials might give others some helpful art tips. So please stop by often!


Just testing to see if I remember how to post here.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Digitally Combined Doodles (for whoever is still reading this blog)

4 of my hand-drawn circle doodles, digitally combined into one, using various blending modes and filters. Looks like a rug!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Somerset Studio Magazine!

Yes, it's been almost a year since I posted here. I've missed my online friends!

I've put aside digital art, for the most part, to concentrate on "hands-on" mixed media art in addition to my usual art journaling. One serendipitous result: A collage I created will appear in the new July/August issue of Somerset Studio. The challenge was to create art with a paper doll theme. The issue comes out tomorrow (July 1). The magazine is usually sold at Barnes and Noble, Michael's, Joann, Queen's Ink, etc.

A sneak peek:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Guest Post for "Create Mixed Media"

My guest blog post for "Create Mixed Media" has been posted today! This blog is part of a website owned by F+W Media, Inc., publishers of North Light Books. The tutorial explains the type of technique I used in my journal page that was published in their book "Art Journal Kickstarter."

You can take a peek at my post here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Three Muses: Blue and White

"Too Much?" 

Please click on image for larger view.
Image credits: lisa's altered art, deviant scrap, holliewood.