Updates on current WIP’s

Expect a lot of in-progress shots this week. I’m gearing up for Art in the Bar X this Sunday.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of my endeavors this evening.





50% of my Mirrors are DONE!

DSCF0648I finished the first of my two Mirror Pieces reflecting negative self talk vs. positive self talk. The piece above is negative self talk. It’s very hard to see in my picture here but the pieces of broken glass have different reflective qualities in places. There are some spots that are very visible and clear but most of them are foggy. There are words carved into the black parts surrounding the mirror as well as written in red or black. I am very happy this piece is done so I can move over to the non cracked mirror to show a comparison between the two. After this adventure with Modge Podge I think I will use it a lot more if I need paper items stuck to a canvas.

Modge Podge & Still Life

So last time I posted about my lovely accident with my mirror piece and the floor. I have figured out a solution. Modge Podge is amazing and dries clear which is great! It’s lending a very foggy effect to this mirror piece and I think I’ll use another layer after putting some more text to it. There have been some sections of paint that have torn off but I believe it just forces me to be creative. The pictures below show how the Modge Podge is drying clear and the foggy effect I’ve gotten from it.



If anyone’s been wondering where I’ve been the last 3 weeks I’ve been battling a cold/sickness/allergies.  Spring has sprung around here but I’ve found a bit of time to carve out as my own this afternoon to modge-podge, doodle and make a half decent sketch for future project (see below) There will be more on this project by the end of the week! Gotta crack open the oil paints for this one 🙂


The Blind Project

This Recent project started with a question: Why do I Self Sacrifice?

I wanted to invite the public to help create this piece so 80% to 90% of the text on the white side of the blind is written by my viewing public from Art in the Bar at the Knitting Factory in Boise. I asked them to answer the question “Why do you Self Sacrifice?”

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Self Sacrifice Full Figure in Full ViewJellyfish Closeup

The responses were amazing. Hopefully the next show I have will fill in some of the leftover blank spots. I don’t think I will consider this piece finished till I have a bit more writing and I put a protective coat on it.