Conversation Crows

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | One Comment
Conversation Crows

At times comical, other times mildly menacing, crows are eerily intelligent. Their exchange of clucks and caws could make a paranoid person suspect they were sharing a joke at her expense as she walked down a city street. To capture the attitude of my conversation crows, I kept the papier-mâché raw, the gestures expressive. You […]

Season’s Greetings from the Usual Suspects

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | 2 Comments
Season’s Greetings from the Usual Suspects

Make sure you don’t end up gnomeless this holiday season. Act now, and you have your choice of “Gnome Alone” and “Gnome Alaska” ornaments. Each “Gnome Alone” ornament stands 3-4″ tall from his tiny boots to the tip of his pointy red hat and hangs from a jute string (not shown). No two gnomes are […]

21st Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
21st Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

I’m back with Bonnie Lambert and Ruth Kaplan of Rock Paper Paint fame…even better than before at this fabulous location on Sunday, November 24: 5328 Abbott Place, Los Angeles, CA 90042 Between Ave 54 and 53, just North  of Figueroa. You can purchase tickets on line here. Hope to see you there!

Creepy Crawlers

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in blog, garden | 2 Comments
Creepy Crawlers

With Halloween around the corner, my thoughts turn to the childhood joys of free candy and Creepy Crawlers. In 1964, Mattel released a diabolical activity toy by that name, which was, essentially, an Easy-Bake Oven for boys, but instead of inedible cupcakes, you churned out toxic gummy worms.  I wanted one desperately. My parents never […]

Nightmare Before Christmas at Carter Sexton

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | No Comments
Nightmare Before Christmas at Carter Sexton

Carter Sexton Artist Materials 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607 (between Magnolia & Chandler) Halloween Show Artist Reception 6-9 PM, Friday October 11 Carter Sexton Artist’s Materials has been at the same location since opening in 1944. It was, and still is, a family owned business. No small feat in the time of […]

Another Vanity Posting

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in blog, mirror, paper mache, papier-mache, Wall Art | No Comments
Another Vanity Posting

Have you taken a good hard look in the mirror lately? Forget bad hair and wrinkles. Gaze into this Catrina mirror and see a grinning skull superimposed on your face for an all-in-one before-and-after picture of things to come. The skull is etched into the back of the mirror to create the effect. The rest is papier-mache (of […]

Spaceship Betty Goes 3D

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | One Comment
Spaceship Betty Goes 3D

When I first met Spaceship Betty she was on the phone. Specifically, on the back of  a smart phone owned by creator and alter-ego Lynnda Rakos. She was adorable. I wanted one, and I don’t even have a smart phone. With her huge space helmet coupled with a flippy a-line dress and ballet shoes, she hearkens back to […]

Vegan Deer Skull with White Rose

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture, Wall Art | One Comment
Vegan Deer Skull with White Rose

No redemption I’ve been hitting the seltzer hard over the summer, generating bags of empty bottles for recycling. A pet peeve of mine is that it is darn near impossible to get the full deposit back on bottles and cans in LA. I have confirmed with friends back east that it is still common practice […]

From Surreal to Steampunk

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in blog, Sculpture | 3 Comments

In the sleepy little town of San Fernando deep in the Valley that bears its name is a gallery–a serious art gallery that showcases not just art that sells, but art that captures the imagination and inspires. I am eternally grateful for the existence of La Galeria Gitana, directed and curated by Karen Nichols. You have […]

Some Like it Hot (others Not)

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
Some Like it Hot (others Not)

It’s hot in LA…finally! I know most people, plants, and animals are suffering but, frankly, I’d feel cheated if we didn’t have at least one week of weather in the triple digits.While the papier mâché projects bake outside, I indulge in a perverse pleasure: sweating on the couch while watching films where the hardiest humans survive […]