Marbling consists of floating paints on a surface of thickened liquid, manipulating them to create patterns, then lifting the patterns onto prepared paper. Traditionally this craft was done with oils or gouache. Acrylic paints are easier to use, and are chosen by many professional marblers today. Water-based, safe, and quick- drying, they are capable of […]
I don’t like doing commissions. I never have. I am resistant and do not enjoy them at all. But why? A few months ago, I completed a commission for six sheets of matching hand marbled paper to be made into lampshades for the bedroom of my client’s son. This poor woman had been after me […]
I am often called a ‘Process Artist’. I don’t always know what the person means when they say that but I do know for myself that the process of making prints – journals, scarves, mixed media pieces, dinner – whatever – is what gives me joy.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what is most essential to my life. Not a small question. I decided to peel this back to what is most essential, not just to me, but to all living beings. Water – without it, we die. So basic, so simple, and so taken for granted, at least […]