The making of a collage

     This post is about how I make my collages.  Starting with either photographs taken on location, plein air landscape studies (observed in nature), or some combination, I begin to assemble the materials I will use.    The Androscoggin River runs through Topsham and Brunswick into Merrymeeting Bay where it joins a confluence of rivers [...]

Creating with Lines from Nature

    I carefully harvested the dried stalks from my day lilies and stored them in the shed.  In early October, I brought bags of these tall lightweight “lines from nature” into my art room.  For my kindergarten students, I cut a variety of lengths of lines for them to play with.  From first grade [...]