Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another "Happy"

My house looks like an explosion in a paper factory -- especially since while I am tearing and cutting away for collages I won't throw any paper out, no matter how tiny. You never know where that bit might be needed in a collage! This is an ACEO that I made last week and listed on Etsy.
It's been a difficult few years between extraordinarily challenging teaching assignments, and ill mother -- who died over Thanksgiving weekend -- and being the single mother of a teenager. Oh, and we moved, too. But all is good, things have quieted down, although I miss my mother terribly. Our new place is the smallest place I have ever lived, but I have carved out space for making art. Well, ok, I took over a good bit of the living room. Not traditional (one neighborhood girl walked in and, like a miniature adult, "Well, THIS is interesting!") but functional for me. My son can tolerate it. I have been making a lot of what I call "happys." The small collages that generally only use paper from my way-too-large collection of vintage and found papers. They make me happy when I make them, happy when they find good homes, and even happier when I sell them:) I have missed the blogging world. I hope I still have some friends out there.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Hornet's nest

The Hornet's nest by paperwerks
The Hornet's nest, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

My son has been posting things on Flickr and Etsy for me. Guess he got tired of writing:) This is another older collage that I have for sale on Etsy for $5.00. I love this collage (I know, I know, we aren't supposed to say that about our own art, right?) It makes me smile -- I think because the vintage insect cards were such a find. They've been great to work with.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Haircut by paperwerks
Haircut, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

Friday, November 25, 2011

tulip mania

tulip mania by paperwerks
tulip mania, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.

point of collision

point of collision by paperwerks
point of collision, a photo by paperwerks on Flickr.