Monday, March 30, 2009

On The Verge

These are photos from the recent production of On The Verge, produced by Middlebury Actors Workshop, that I had the opportunity to costume. I hadn't designed costumes for a "traditional" stage play in a few years, so this experience was a nice chance of pace.

Thanks so much to Stephan Golux, the show's director, for these wonderful shots.

All photos Copyright © 2009 Stephan Golux

Saturday, March 28, 2009


APRIL 4, 2009

Come and play as we giving new life to the page.
This introductory workshop will teach you the basic skills you need to create your own altered book and offers an opportunity to explore your muse and to give new life to a discarded object.

Cost is $40 plus $10 for materials.
materials list for this class

1 or 2 old hardcover books- something that fits comfortably in your hand. Spine should be in good condition, inside and out

Uhu glue stick (or similar acid free brand)
Golden Regular Gel Medium (Matte)
Clear Liquid Nails or similar heavy duty glue (like E600)
PVA glue (optional)
Double sided tape
Cutting tools: Scissors
Utility knife/craft knife with new blades
Hole punch (optional)
Bonefolder or old credit card (for smoothing sheets)
Paint brushes
Assorted favorite paints and glazes (I really like Golden products)
Embellishments (such as)
Rusty things
Buttons and beads
Fabric scraps
Old paper and other ephemera
Assorted images and old photos for collage
Rubber stamping materials

Other Optional supplies to bring if you have them
Eyelet tool
Texturing materials (waxed paper, aluminum foil, sponges, bubble wrap)
Heat gun

Seminary Art Center
201Hollow Road
Waterbury Center, VT
(802) 253-8790

The Seminary Art Center offers: ceramic courses & private lessons; mixed media courses & workshops; art themed parties; local artists art gallery; retail sales. Formerly Schoolhouse Pottery of Moscow. This beautiful building is the one remaining of three built in the 1800's to be the Green Mountain Seminary. It has been historically and beautifully rehabilitated.

Cloudbusting day

The sun is out and the day is new-
After a week of stress and worry-
it's time to start fresh and move forward

New things to come with glimmering prize, keep your eyes peeled! Good things are on the horizon!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Voice from the Past

Precious pieces of history.

A lovely Etsy Treasury created by Sant Angelo Designs.
Thanks so much for including me!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lake Champlain Quadricentennial

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of French explorer, Samuel de Champlain discovering the lake that now bears his name. The year long celebration has many events planned for people to celebrate the Lake, the People and the Land surrounding it.

The Book Arts Guild of VT is creating a 4x4 flag book to help commemorate the event- So members are challenge to create 3 pages representing the Lake, the Land and the People. Burlington City Arts is sponsoring a juried fine art festival on the Burlington Waterfront. The festival is open to artist who's primary residence and live within 100 miles of the lake.

There will be all sorts of other interesting heritage festivals and events. But I am super excited about the Art possibilities! I'm shooting to get my 4x4 pages done by the end of the month and enter for the juried show.

I also was contacted today, but the lovely and fair Minyele Glogowski, of Nook & Cranny Gift Shop. She and her mom have a seasonal B&M shop up in the islands. They are going to be expanding their product line and taking some of my pieces on consignment. I've got a bunch of nautical altered pieces planned to go along with the whole Lake Champlain celebration. (check back to see what I come up with.) Seems to me this summer is full of possibilities!

I just want to thank a good friend of mine, Jodi Ohl, for helping me to change my POV this week and think about all the possibilities that are out there! There are immensely good things on the horizon.

Thanks, Jodi! You're the best!

Monday, March 9, 2009


1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology.
a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

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1. stimulus, incitement.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I'm running so new specials on Etsy to help boost the local economy!
For the month of March take advance of these great deals-
All items $50 or more have free shipping
Take $30 off the following assemblage pieces:
Sewing up rents: was $125 now $95
Welcome to Mantown: was $125 now $95
Messenger of Truth, altered book: was $179 now $149
2 for special on all 2x2" slide mount magnets
buy 1 at regular price of $8.50 or save $3 when you buy 2 for $14.
Stop by my Etsy shop and say hi! It would be great to have some visitors.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Giving Life to the Page- Altered Book Class at Artist Medium

For many the idea of marking up a book to make it into a piece of art seems almost sacrilegious. It is widely held that books, being the key to literacy and knowledge should be well read and then kept, for all time, on a shelf for others to enjoy. The unfortunate reality is that tons and tons of books end up in landfills and dumps. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill and to find an inexpensive canvas for my work, I started to collage into old books. Little did I know that this art form was a movement in the book arts realm that was growing in popularity.This introductive workshop will teach you the basis skills you need to create your own altered book. It will offer you an opportunity to explore your muse and to give new life to a discarded object.

Join me: SATURDAY APRIL 18th
10:30 am- 4:30 pm
$40 fee for class-
email me or contact ARTIST'S MEDIUM 1-802-879-1236