Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Everything takes longer than I think it will, like scanning the 12 pages of the little artist's book. Issues! 

I re-scanned the all the pages today.  It was worth the effort.  The raw images will be much better to work with in photoshop. 

The B/W copy is on the workwall hanging on the vertical and the color original is on the table top.

Here are the first 2 pages (still raw scans) on which the little artist would like the captions in the finished Blurb book to read: A Sun and A Sun.

Click for previous posts about the little artist's book, Kittykee and the Sun.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Working on the 2nd book by the little artist, titled Kittykee and the SunThis morning I put the text into a Word document. 

Photocopies of pages were made, cut and assembled into a rough b&w dummy.

The dummy will be good to have for referral, after the original goes back to our grand-daughter this week. 

Monday, July 15, 2013


I worked on a couple of things in the studio today. One is this night-time street scene in a journal of collages inspired by my trip with Martha to Paris last September.   My friends know I do not draw - BUT I started drawing in the creative process of collaging. I'm about midway through filling in the journal now.  I owe you a look at the earlier pages.  It will happen.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


3 1/2 and she's designed her second book!  It's an accordion book made with cut painted papers, rubber stamped images and glue sticks. 

Very colorful suns, houses and Kittykees flow across the pages.

Yesterday I scanned all the pages. Below is one of the raw double page scans. 

From accordion book to publishing by Blurb  takes time.  We have just begun the process.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

DOAULA, CAMEROON Last Breakfast On May Trip

Our art-teaching trip to Cameroon is over. Back to Douala, along the coast, for one overnight and then our last breakfast together. (Scroll down for the story) (top 2 pics)

Marcia and Charise took a morning flight to Ethiopia where they continued to use story ropes and cross collages. (bottom photo)

The rest of us took a late night flight to Paris and on to the US. 

More about creating story ropes and cross collages in Cameroon continues on my other blog, OUR STORIES.