Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Alisa Golden

Alisa Golden makes beautiful books and has authored 3 instuctional books as well.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Handmade books

Lovely handmade books at I have seen her instructional books in Paper Ink Arts and John Neal catalogs.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Demo on Yupo

Here's a demo of watercolor on yupo. Very coolio results!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Revisiting Abstracts

Two other artists whose work I really like are Ann Baldwin and Cheryl McClure Be sure to have a look at the demos on their sites.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Denis Brown

Fabulous calligraphy on a site with lots of bells and whistles!

Charles Pearce

Oh the calligraphy!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Glue Advice

Ever wonder which glue to use for your project?

Teesha Moore

There is a whole bunch of coolio stuff on this site.. Be sure to look at the journal pages, she also gives instructions on how she journals, her techniques and materials used.

Book Arts Web Everything you could possibly want to know about book arts. Lots of stuff on this site, plan to stay a while or visit often.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Look at Book

A few years ago, 4 artists worked in this book. It traveled back and forth from New York to Belfast. Oy the postage! Get a cup of coffee and relax a while as there is a lot to take in.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Here's a link to a lovely entry in the LiveJournal of an Italian fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. He has just finished this work (if you read enough Latin you will find it is dated January 3, 2007). If you look back in his journal at the other images he has posted you will find he is not only accomplished in traditional European calligraphy, but in Japanese as well. East and west, ancient and modern, all at once. Yorukamome's Live Journal

Arnold Grummer's Papermaking

Make your own paper!! (Okay, so I'm doing a little shameless advertising since I work here!) This is an excellent company, their products are super easy to use and they stand behind everything. Why make paper when you can easily buy it? Duh, it's YOUR paper, you put what you like in it......metallic dusts, sprinkles, botanicals, threads, flower seeds--plus you're recycling......make cards, use in collage, stationery, books and way more! Very coolio!!

Paper Sculpture Cool-i-o!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Got Envelopes?

This website: has directions for folding envelopes of all sizes and shapes. What fun!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

C.W. Slade

Here is another abstract artist. Love her colors and textures! Beautiful!!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Fingers to the Bone

A few years ago I joined a yahoo group for Gocco Printers. The moderator's website is Shu-ju draws, paints, makes artist's books and also offers subscriptions to "Pudding" (limited editions) --tests that she performs with the Gocco Printer. Nice artwork on this site!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cheryl Holz

Jae "discovered" this artist at Art Fair on the Square a few years ago. Her paintings combine things from nature with lettering. The pictures on her website don't do her work justice. In person they are fabulous!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Marsh Scott

Marsh Scott works in encaustics, oils, acrylics. Be sure to look at "sketches" and check out the drawings in india ink! Very nice work!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Karen Jacobs

Here is a fabulous website chok full of wonderful abstract paintings. Karen works in oil, acrylic, encaustic and collage. Spend some time in her blog......she posts regularly--you will see works in progress, redo's, experiments and much more!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Anne Bagby

I have admired Anne Bagby's work for some time. Her work involves carving rubber stamps, painting, glazing and stamping paper for collage. Many of her collages look like rich tapestries and quilts. Her lastest work incorporates Harlequin figures on "complicated paper" backgrounds. Her work has been featured in several publications, such as "Watercolor", "Somerset Studio", "The Artists Magazine" and "True Colors".

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Creative Catalyst Productions

This is a great resource for instructional dvd's. The photography is excellent, you can see everything that's being taught by the instructor. They have a wide range of topics....watercolor, acrylic, oil, polymer clay, yupo, collage, abstract, figures and more. When you can't get to a live workshop, these are the next best thing!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Voodoo doodad daddy

Michael deMeng takes pez dispensers, shoes, sardine cans, matchbooks, hats and other "supports", and transforms them into shrines. Love the rusty look. He's been to Valley Ridge a number of times teaching his techniques. Fun art to look at.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Peggy Brown

Abstract paintings are intriguing. The shapes, colors, patterns, rhythm, and movement draw us in. What do they mean? Do they mean anything? Are they suppose to? What's the point of abstract painting? We could probably spend a goodly amount of time discussing abstracts. Peggy Brown is an artist whose work I admire. Subtle color, geometric shapes and other elements make her work exciting!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

fling the paint

I have 2 Bob Burridge dvd's, he is a highly energetic teacher, has a great sense of humor and is a fabulous painter. He paints abstracts, florals, landscapes, still lifes....not much he hasn't done. I enjoy the painterly quality of his paintings and the vivid colors. On his abstract painting dvd, he paints with a mop! He paints very quickly with reckless abandon. He makes you believe that you can paint, and you can. Get thee behind me inner critic.....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


One of the things I really like doing, is visiting other artists' websites and seeing where their inks take me. I've found a LOT of really coolio stuff out there! The first link that I'm posting was found in a magazine...Sketchbooks....I believe. Not only does she have nice art, she has a 34 things list. Lately I've heard of other people doing a 100 list. Recently on he news, there was a report that a young woman died. Her mother found her 100 things to do list on her computer. It was published in newspapers and magazines. That inspired a lot of people to write down goals. It's important to have goals.....achievable goals. Jae is always after me to break things down into small manageable bits. Anyway, there is good stuff on this website.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


So Chris and I were sitting in the shopping mall at our art fair booth, as usual, on the last weekend of October. We were right in front of Macy's and it was apparent that our work held unfortunately little interest for Macy's customers, which gave us lots of time to talk to each other, so that was fun. We had many good ideas, and I wrote a lot of them down. One of them was to start an online gallery for each of us, which is a pretty big project, and another one was to start a blog.

Chris often sends me links in email to interesting artists' websites that she finds. Maybe I don't wander around the right places on the web, or am not so discriminating. The flashing lights and colors and all the words distract me from what I might actually be looking for. But I thought it would be cool to share the links she finds with more of our friends, and that of course is why god has given us weblogs.

We both have a lot to learn about this, but I hope we can use this blog to discuss a little more the things we find and the things we learn. Welcome to our Most Excellent Blog of Links.