Saturday, August 25, 2007

Here I Am! Again!

Well, I spent a week up in the country and fortunately it seemed too hot to get out and rake up pine needles and leaves for fire suppression. Besides, they would just be in a big pile until I can burn them once the rains start.

So, what is a person to do? I just curled up and read two and a half books. Just before leaving I had finished "The Memory Keepers Daughter" by Kim Edwards, a fascinating, well written book.

While in the cabin I read " No Ordinary Heroes" by Demaree Inglese, MD, his accounting of Hurricane Katrina while the medical director at the jail in New Orleans with 7,000 prisoners in several different buildings. What a story!

And then I read "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. What a heart wrenching, wonderful book that sheds light of the customs and history of Afghanistan.

And I followed that up with " A Thousand Suns" also by Khaled Hosseini. Again, heart wrenching, thought provoking and a terrifically written story.

I recommend all four books!

So, I have finished up the collages I shared with you before and have been working on my war/lies piece. I took some pictures of it so far but you will have to wait.

Each of these 8 x 10" collages are mixed media on paper. They are ready to be matted and framed and are $50 each plus $5.00 shipping. Just in case anyone is interested.

Simply titled X



Form

Lens


Old Door


Purple Moon


Red Door


Birds Eye SOLD


Crow 1


Dear Mrs


Florida


Charlotte
Now Charlotte is on 1 1/2 deep stretched canvas, ready to hang. The sides are painted like the front. There are several photo transfers, antique lace and old mother-of-pearl buttons. I love this piece...it is so soft and aged looking. It sells for $90 if anyone is interested.

I will try to post some more new work tomorrow. And also a picture of my war/lies piece in the making.

9 comments:

Beverly said...

I love the collages, and look forward to seeing what you have been doing in fiber. Your work seems to be moving in different directions, it is interesting to observe that process!

Kathy L said...

These are wonderful!

K

Plain Jane said...

HI Liz, I'm over here from the saqa list. nice work! Your collages are very good, and you've created a nice body of work!

Anonymous said...

HI Liz - these are really fascinating - wish I had an art budget at the moment! Love the new collage work. Eager to see your other new fiber work too -
Lura

Gerrie said...

These are wonderful, but I think my favorite is Old door. I missed ya while you were vegging and reading in the cabin.

Judy said...

All of your new pieces are wonderful, but I just love Charlotte!!! How sad that you couldn't get out and do yardwork and had to read while you were vacating! I also loved the Kite Runner and thank you for the very positive review of his new book.

sharon said...

love the collages, and loved kite runner!

Judith Glover said...

Hi Liz:

My favorites are Simply Titled X and Birds Eye. Maybe it is because they both have a simple center of interest, and both have that lovely blue-green color in them.

Judith G. Glover

Wild Thread Studio said...

These are really great. Clap, clap, clap!
Denise