Joseph, or Taylor’s World

The title for this baby is technically Taylor’s World (I did it for a special guy of that name) but I will forever think of it as “Joseph” because that was the name I knew him by when I conceived the idea.

I made it for the Space Madness 3: Planet Doom show back in August, where it premiered.

JOSEPH_by_sandpaperdaisy

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THAT’S MAH REX SHIRT

Oh, the happiness! My lovely Angel Rex, front and center on Threaded Canvas‘s July box lineup…my heart may burst from my chest in an explosion of joy. As you can see, Rex is in amazing company…check out those SWEET t-shirts and stickers and etc. Daaaaaaaaang!!

Incidentally, if you’re on facebook and want to share/etc this image to try and win a July box (or just show people the awesomeness) go for it. Here’s the post.

Blick Art 3rd Annual Spirit of Summer show

Blick Arts window show in Evansville, IN

I have a piece in this year’s Spirit of Summer show, a window show put on by Blick Art. The show will be available for viewing June 22-28 at Blick Art Materials, 1364 N. Green River Road, Evansville, IN 47715.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 22 1-4pm. Blick Art Materials will have light refreshments, a raffle, and a paint demo. All non-sale items will be 20% off during the opening reception. Awards will be presented at 4pm. There will also be a People’s Choice voting the entire week, so if you stop in to shop or look at the show, feel free to give “Love Letter” a vote! The winner of that prize will be contacted after the votes are tallied at the end of the run.

The Art Vault: Old monoprints

blue and orange abstract monoprint using embossed folds of satin to create a form.

I just love looking at old pieces now and then. These little beauties are probably from 2000 or 2001 at the latest. Simple monoprints using an inked plexiglass plate, I created the different shapes and patterns on them by using the ink roller itself. In the print above, I also tried taking a swatch of satin from an old bridesmaid gown of mine and running it under the press with the plate, creating the above pattern on the paper. I liked how it worked and went on to use the method in another monoprint, Achyra. Once I find some record of that one (if I do) I’ll show you. It left me at last year’s Hand Prints.

an orange green and blue monoprint created by making patterns on the plexiglass plate with an ink roller.

Plates!

linoleum block plate carving

I recently found some old snapshots I took of my plates as I was working on them for Eurydice, Daedalus, and my tentacle raccoon. The first two were block prints carved from linoleum. For the raccoon, I printed out my design on typing paper and then cut it out with an X-Acto knife and taped it onto inked plexiglass, which I then printed onto an old monoprint I had soaked in water. Enjoy!

Love Letter

two children standing in front of the tree upon which they pledged their love in chalk

I did this work in 2013 for my “Patchwork Dragon” solo show in November 2013. The show version had pages from my childhood personal diaries collaged around the edges to form a border. After its debut at the show, this piece with the diary page collage was auctioned off by The Literacy Center to raise money to help adults learn to read. I picked this piece especially because of the title “Love Letter” and the diary entries attached to it. It seemed the most perfect piece I had for a literacy auction.

It’s sold now to a generous supporter, but this teaser I did for the Patchwork Dragon Show shows some of the diary collage on the original piece:

two children pledge their love in chalk on a tree, surrounded by collage from my childhood diaries

Love Letter without the collage is on Society6||Redbubble.

You can check out The Literacy Center on their Facebook and at their home site, www.litcenter.org.

helping adults learn to read

Toxic Angel

a holy temple now defaced and painted over with graffiti as the former guardian, now in a gasmask to ward off corruption, looks on

I deliberately inverted the peaceful Holy Place from earlier in 2013 for my end-of-2013 solo show God From the Machine. The solo show focused on mechanization and the sometimes sinister mating of the machine-world with the natural world, so letting this discord and unnatural atmosphere seep over Holy Place seemed like an effective way to evoke that. …it kind of hurt to do though!

Available on Society6||Redbubble.