Saturday, October 31, 2015

Color of the Week

The day after the big Halloween party!

Thursday, October 29, 2015


I went on a ghost walk, and without flash or tripod all my images look like abstracts.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Ideas are driven by a single impulse: to be made manifest." Elizabeth Gilbert

Friday, October 16, 2015

Quote of the Week

"For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity." Henri Cartier-Bresson

Because I always have my camera with me I'm able to get shots like these, and I always have something to show.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Color of the Week


Color of the Week: FALL. 
How can you pick just one; they are all so gorgeous!

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Art of Printing with Clay

Here it is folks, and I'm so excited: The Art of Printing with Clay by Mitch Lyons.
I got my copy in the mail yesterday and just flipping through it, I can tell it's full of inspiring techniques.

Mitch Lyons is the "inventor" or maybe the "discoverer" of printing with clay. He tells about how working with clay over the years kept him trying new things including printing. You see with clayprinting the clay is the printing "plate". Pigment is applied to the plate in a design of the artist's choosing and then "lifted" onto a substrate. Most printing processes involve a printing plate, ink, paper (as substrate), and a press.

Clayprinting uses no ink, no paper, & no press. I describe it as: pigment suspended in liquid clay on spun polyester canvas. It's all explained in Mitch's book.

I took a clayprinting workshop from Mitch in June of 2012 in Taos, NM. I have been working almost exclusively in clayprinting ever since.

Mitch also has an instructional DVD on clayprinting.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quote of the Week

"I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of colors was black." 
              Pierre-Auguste Renoir