To Think About

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
Celia Thaxter

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Harvest Fair Entry for 2008

This is my entry for this year's Harvest Fair Art Show. It is a mixed media piece entitled, "Grapes Aglow." There are some hot foil accents as well as some foil under the painted grapes. I also used cheesecloth, Cran D'Ache, and acrylic paints. The painting is 16" x 16". I WON A 4TH PLACE RIBBON FOR THIS PIECE!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Full Moon Over Avila Beach

We enjoyed watching the full moon for several nights while in Avila Beach. The light upon the waves was beautiful!

Avila Beach, CA

Here is the first of several photos I will post from my recent vacation. Avila Beach is a small town south of San Luis Obispo. We love it here!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Book Available on Amazon!!

Our book is now available on It lists Elizabeth Dawson as the author (I guess they choose by alphabet!). Go to and type in the book title, Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts.

Monday, September 01, 2008


The new release: "Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts-Projects & Techniques" has 47 projects including never before seen assemblages, collages, jewelry, unique embellishments, sandbags and wearables. There are 28 techniques that teach you with easy to followstep by step instructions, how to create: fused paper fabric, stamping with molding paste, using inks with decoupage medium, alternative stamping ideas, wicking, acrylic paper mache', laminating & tumbled glass to name but a few. This 91 page, full-color book is crammed full of ideas, tips, alternatives and basic instructions. It is availableon-line at: http;// wonderful addition to your private library!

The photo is of

my assemblage, entitled- "Windows on the Past."