Category: alternart

Dec 11

Gloom Cookies

I saw these on a comic, and thought that they were just about the funniest things I’d seen, so I had to make some for my friend Jessica, who has a black sense of humor (like me!) As for the technique, they are “icebox cookies” from the Joy of Cooking cookbook, with Pillsbury vanilla frosting …

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Aug 16

Leaf Designs

I’ve been thinking about ways to use 2-D art in my collage that involves neither stealing others’ art nor drawing.  Because, let’s face it.  I’ve been doing strictly 3-D art for so long that my drawing skills ain’t what they used to be. I have a scanner and a garden. I also have Microsoft Photo …

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Jul 17

Encaustic adventures

Every time I see a new artistic technique or medium I have the urge to try it.  Such it is with encaustic, using colored wax.  I thought this would be a fun project to do with my children, becasue for the pigment we used crayons, and who doesn’t like crayons?  Since we were experimenting, the …

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Jul 13

Finished Mural!

I’m so happy the mural is finally done, and I got the scaffold out of our foyer.  Painting the overglaze was the most difficult part of the entire process.  I was able to do some of it from the hall on the second floor, but then on the middle part I realized I needed a …

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Jul 12

Mural Progress

This is the project I’m currently working on.  It’s pushed my other projects to the side, so I’m in a hurry to finish it.  I had to take a break when we went on vacation, but now I’m home again and I can see the final stretch.  You can see updates of the progress here.  …

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