Announcing Dreams at Underground

Dreams Reception at Underground June 20th FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Barbara, CA – Announcing Dreams, a group show of surreal portraits, by three female artists. The show, Dreams, is on display for the month of June with a reception on June 20th. WHAT:           Dreams Reception with Refreshments & Appetizers WHEN:           June 20th, 5-8:00…

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Bike painting studio, road test #2

I made a bike painting studio out of materials I have available. I used my burner bike, a red wagon, cardboard, green duck tape, paint, cardboard tube, bamboo tube, zip ties and wire. It’s the second version and I plan to make some adjustments based on the road test from today. Wind was an unexpected…

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Rainbow Bird painting 11×20

Rainbows have captured my imagination. They are a naturally occurring and numinous event. Symbolically they are part of myths like St. Patrick’s Day and Noahs’s Ark, and many more from all over the world. More recently the rainbow has become a sign in the gay rights movement. There is also a strange phenomenon of the…

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Bothersome birds, 2×5′ on Canvas

This painting came from a nightmare with three parts: being chased, grabbed and ignored. The memory took on a second perspective in the creative process. In active imagination and sketching the dream I remember the Three wise monkeys. This painting is Three mystic birds who discuss evil and ways forward. For example, they suggested mouse…

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Bothersome birds & fairy nest

Started two new paintings tonight. The images of bothersome birds and fairy nest are based on dream images. I’ve been reading Jung’s Red Book and feeling inspired to explore my own darker nature or shadow self in art. The birds are transformed from three sequential nightmares of figures that I choose to explore through the…

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Final Three Living Painings 

The concept of active imagination involves tending to the figures in the imagination as living beings. Figures appear from the imagination in dreams and creative work, like painting. To tend to these images I consciously engage in imaginal dialog to realize they want things like homes, food and water.  The fairy creature travels into the…

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Charm bracelet painting process

Work in progress images for the charm bracelet painting – 24×48″. As we near thanksgiving I can’t help but feel like the title of this image might be, something for everyone…. One for each… Or … Pick what you like….                   

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Opportunity Women in New Media

Technology links everyone and everything in my world. Narrowing down a big topic like technology, to a manageable scale, is what I attempt in the following pages. The goal of the paper is to identify what, if any, special opportunities are available for female artists today. My unique contribution to this subject is based on…

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Memory Palace

Memory plays a big role in my creative process. Journaling is one way I reference my past. Photography is another way I document and reference my past visual art work. In looking back through my work, both for inspiration and as a reference, I find many inaccuracies in my memory. I also recognize lies or…

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‘A gift for you’ New Mixed Media painting 24×48″

Getting started with the painting steps Selecting a helpful animal for the image steps Adding in the friendly Cat with a Gift for you steps

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