Tag: Tunnelbooks

View From the Window

Each summer I run a week long program for art teachers at Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks. It is a week of mixed media art and it rejuvinates the spirit of art in me every year. This tunnel book is inspired my the view outside the window of our cabins at Great Camp Sagamore…

The Prettiest Flowers

The Prettiest Flowers was inspired by my love for Sondheim's musical, Into the Woods, specifically the song line, "The prettier the flower, the farther from the path."  Blinded by the idea of gettingpretty flowers for her sick Grandmother, Red doesn't notice the wolf in the darkness.  The drama is created with the play on lights and darkness. I kept the…

Forgive to Live

Substrate:  Pages torn out of a book about a woman’s journey from betrayal to forgiveness after her husband left. Medium:  Acrylic. Glaze. Metallic thread. Repurposed earring pieces – worn when this event occurred in her life. Technique:  Collage with torn passages from book. Letters cut from book and glued on template for structure stability. Metallic…

Forgive to Live

Substrate:  Pages torn out of a book about a woman’s journey from betrayal to forgiveness after her husband left. Medium:  Acrylic. Glaze. Metallic thread. Repurposed earring pieces – worn when this event occurred in her life. Technique:  Collage with torn passages from book. Letters cut from book and glued on template for structure stability. Metallic…

Punch and Judy Show

Punch and Judy puppet shows have been around for at least 350 years, They have been performed in many different countries and languages.The characters and scripts may vary but the theme remains the same.I have been collecting Punch and Judy theaters and graphicswith the idea that someday I would design my own.This is my original…

Slide Changer Box Tunnel Book

Awhile back while in a thrift shop, I picked one of those slide changer magazines that were once used in slide projectors.  It reminded me of watching slide shows at my Grandma's house with my cousins when my sister and I were little.  I didn't have a plan for it, just knew it needed to…

Colorful Flower Tunnel Book

I had intended to make two separate tunnel books; one I envisioned with happy colorful flowers, and one would be an homage to my favorite drink – coffee.  But after working on the colorful flower book for awhile, and then struggling a bit with the coffee book, the idea occurred that my flower book was…

Into the forest

Into the Forest:  created using 5 pages of heavy duty water color paper and various elements, bird and trees, also made with water color paper. Inks, permanent markers and gel medium were applied to to surfaces. A unique piece applied to one of the back pages was made utilizing a origami zig zag folded technique to…