February Fun!

So, I’ve decided to get back to this blog as I have decided to let my art website go dark next month. It’s all older work any way and my web guy is not really available to help me with it any more.

I am still following Robyn McClendon’s ArtMythos yearlong workshop. I love playing with gelli printing as she does…. getting layers and layers going that look like old walls, that wabi sabi feeling that I like.

I’ve posted some of my journal pages over on my Instagram site and will continue to do that.  https://www.instagram.com/ladyfishpirate/

This February I have challenged myself with a 4″ x 6″ collage-a-day using all the many techniques I’ve learned with Robyn in ArtMythos… collage, gelli prints, photo copies, ephemera, acrylic inks, personal marks and asemic writing, sumi ink etc. I’ve also been make some little zines and hope to do some new painted letters along with those zines.

More postings and images to follow!

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Found in 2019!

I’ve been lost!…
over in Instagram and in LIFE which has had many care-giving challenges for me. I just read Danny Gregory’s latest post:
How to get rid of rust.

This blog feels rusty and I’m wondering if I should continue. I love the name but…Does any body out there read this? do I need to continue or should we all just focus on Instagram?

Happy New Year to you!
do you have your one word intention for 2019?
Mine is balance
I think.

Cheers from me to you



Postcards to myself

I’ve been in need of some personal pep talks as I have become a caregiver over the last six weeks. It’s a good thing that I am healthy and strong, but it can be tiring, exhausting even, at times. I haven’t touched any art supplies in weeks and weeks, so I finally found some old pieces of paintings, cut them up and reworked them into postcard pep talks to myself. Maybe you’re in need of a pep talk to? Read on!

(Note that they will also be posted in PostcardsfromTampalanta.com)

Life and taking some online workshops…

Whew! Hard to believe Thanksgiving weekend is really winding down. It’s been special. I’ve also been working on two workshops: Mandala Magic with Julie Gibbons and Creative+Practice with Lisa Sonora.

Here’s one of the watercolor mandalas I did:MandalaMagicCourse

AND here’s the cover and 2 inside pages of my new “Map Book” sketchbook for Creative+Practice. It used to be plain black!