Archive for September, 2012


I bought an iphone last week. I had gotten to the point where my dinosaur of a phone often did not have a signal and where it was taking me forever to tap out a simple text. Plus, I wanted to play with photo apps. As you will see below, I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with them.

Here’s my messy art desk transformed by the tiny planet and pixlromatic apps:

I used pixlromatic and duomatic apps for these:

These photos are bittersweet for me. I ended up cleaning my art desk up today, putting my sewing machine underneath the desk, putting my collage items back in drawers, and my paints away on a shelf as I prep for getting the credentials to teach ESL and for teaching Composition 101. The materials would be too much of a distraction if left out.

So, I will be slowing down on mail art at least while school is in session. I made a pile of pieces that I will send out slowly until December. I am going to try to concentrate on my classes, teaching, and a bit of iphoneography. It is hard but necessary because when I collage that is all that I do.


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I had fun with this batch. I made a few more backgrounds that are not finished and will fiddle with additional embroidery pieces that I bought at the thrift store. I like the use of eyes with glasses too. Model eyes aren’t the only beautiful eyes! I love the power of eyes especially when used to stare folks (and cats) down.

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I’ve always had a thing for eyes, but the recent rip in my hippie skirt has inspired me to explore them more.

Why is it that I have such a thing for them? I love the shape and colors of the round evil eye protectors. As a child, I was fascinated with the idea that we needed protection from eyes. Later, as an adult, I had an experience where the groom of my best friend would not look me in the eye the day of their wedding. It was a bad sign.

Eyes are entrances into the heart. You can tell a lot by looking straight into them.

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