Category: iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio


I would like to thank all the guests that stopped in to visit my art studio this past weekend.  I deeply enjoyed talking to everyone of my guests and look forward to greeting you again next year during the 2018 Northwoods Art Tour!

A special thank you to everyone that assisted me this past weekend with setting up flags to servicing the studio guests with the items they’ve purchased, so I could demonstrate the art of printmaking!  Please understand that I couldn’t  participate in this event without your assistance!  You are wonderful! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

aaDSC_1049

aaaDSC_1314

 

 

a14 2016 10 09_8273

aDSC_1302

 

 

Today is the last day to stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio! It’s listed as #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to northwoodsarttour.com

aDSC_9307

20170728_005922

aDSC_9315

 

20161207_171440

aaaDSC_1247Contemplation2016 10 09_8267

 

This 605 lbs. Kodiak cub loves his snack time!  Munsey always eats his meals and snacks as slowly as he possibly can do so, enjoying every morsel he of food during  meal and snack time!

DSC_5258.JPG

It can take Munsey up to 30 minutes to eat his breakfast, while Boda almost inhales every meal and he isn’t a happy camper when he has to watch Munsey  slowly eating his meal .

DSC_0954

DSC_0945

DSC_5417

I had a fantastic time visiting with all the studio guests that stopped in to learn about Intaglio printmaking!  I look forward to the next two days of demonstrating printmaking during the art tour!

DSC_5411

You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t Chicago out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

child's Play -mixed media,printmaking

(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic / naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rouge on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

DSC_0002 - Bombus

 

Bombus 3 and 4

(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered  with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

Billie

(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusually  method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the self- guided tour of the Northwoods Art Tour brochure. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

2016 09 26_8329

 

 

 

During the Northwoods Studio Art Tour (a self- guided tour). Studio guests will find me explaining the art of printmaking, inking  a collagraph  and/or etching plates and discussing the inspiration behind many of the compositions.

DSC_0693

DSC_1153

The public is invited to explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the art tour.  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

adsc_1405

Ribbon Dance

My parents were Ball Room dancers, my father was trained as an instructor of Ball Room Dancing, so of course I’m in love with the art dance!

In honor of my parents and my daughter (also a dance performer), I’ve created a selection of etchings and collages that celebrate the art of dance!

DSC_0378_edited-1

The public is invited to explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is #12 on the art tour.  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

Over the past two years I’ve been documenting two majestic Kodiak bear cubs rescued from Kodiak Island in Alaska.  They’ve been such an inspiration to me that I’ve included the cubs in my blogs and have written books about their growth and development.

20161207_171508

If you stop in at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio, you’ll find a wide selection of bear related items.  So, please stop by and explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self- guided tour).  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

20161207_171312

20161207_171831

20161207_171730

“WALKABOUT ” is a series of 8 compositions of collages that’s comprised of my own hand made paper. I also used fragments from a variety of my Original Intaglio Prints, reproduction prints and photographs along with a few hand painted papers that have been cut, punched and altered to create each composition. The collage is sealed with an acrylic gloss medium and mounted on mat board.

DSC_1343 Kodiak paw print

The subject matter of “WALKABOUT” is represented as a bear.  Over the past two years I’ve been documenting two rescued Kodiak bear cubs living in the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Habitat at Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield.  I am addicted to recording the growth and development of the cubs (Munsey and Boda) through photography as well as tracking their movements and activities throughout their habitat area.

DSC_8317

(above) Creating a collagraph plate:  An original print will begin with a variety of textured materials.  The materials are arranged in a fashion to create a focal point / focal points, and a foreground, mid-ground and background.  The texture of the materials often draws the attention of the viewers eye, inviting them to touch the surface of the artwork!

(below) Once the materials have been glued into place and coated with white semi gloss paint to close the pores which assists with a better transfer of the printing inks. Then the collagraph plate is inked, placed onto the Intaglio printing press , RIVES BFK paper is placed on top of the plate and the plate is pulled through the press to create an original Intaglio print.

adsc_1405

DSC_8660

The public is invited to explore my art studio on October 6th,7th and 8th, 2017.  iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio is #12 on the art tour.  To learn more about all the talented artists on the art tour go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio!  I hope you will come and explore my studio during the North Woods Art Tour on October 6th, 7th and 8th, 2017!  Studio guests will find a wide selection of greeting cards!  From small cards showcasing fall leaves to colorful bears accompanied by dragonflies!

DSC_0279.JPG

My art studio is #12 this year on the Northwoods Art Tour guide map located in the brochure.  To learn more about the 2018 Northwoods Art Tours go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

DSC_0280

20170703_220230

There are also greeting cards that celebrate the art of dance delightful snowflakes that dance through the sky.

2016 09 26_8308