Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jumping in

On Thursday I will have lived in my new town and new home for a month.  I love it here!

At the gym I overheard a gentleman talking about setting up a book-signing at the clubhouse for his novel Burned, so I jumped into the conversation, offering to share the hourly rental fee with him and combine my artwork with his book signing…..and just like that, we're on!  Yesterday I spent some time creating a flyer to post in the gym and in the clubhouse, as well as at the salon and a great locally owned restaurant nearby.  Both serve our community as well as  the golf community down the road - hopefully we will get some outside interest.

So……ready or not…….here I go!


                  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1:00-2:00 P.M.                 


Peggy Parker, a new resident arriving from the Fort Myers area, is an emerging mixed media collage artist.  Her works have been shown and sold at Keiser University on the wall of art featuring members of Arts of the Inland; at Art Walk in Fort Myers; and in private showings.  Peggy received an honorary mention for her Harns Marsh 2 collage at a recently adjudicated Arts of the Inland show.

She is also an avid amateur wildlife photographer, and enjoys using her pictures for image transfer in her collages.  In addition, vintage and modern books, papers, music, maps, and magazines are layered in her backgrounds - often on canvas, but sometimes on reused discarded book backs.   Ms. Parker adds texture and whimsy with fabric, buttons, stencils, stamps, doodles, metal findings, and just about anything she can find!

Personalized collages can be made with your photographs.  Peggy would love to design something special just for you.  She hopes to meet many new friends at the show!

Of course, the photo layout was more compact, but this gives you an idea.  I have also purchased 10 tabletop easels for display, and am permitted to use push-pins in the walls which will allow me to hang smaller works.    To say the least, I am excited about so many things at this time in my life that it is a bit overwhelming!  But, that's me - jumping in!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Beginnings

Re-creation.  I see collage as a process of re-creation.  I see my life this way.  I see myself this way.

My purpose for this new blog is to highlight my artistic and photographic endeavors, to share my love for the arts and nature, and to share a bit of the inner workings that drive me to create.  If you, my readers, can connect to this in any way, my life will be enriched.

The osprey.  This one was showing off, dipping and circling over my head.

One of my favorite subjects, the hawk.

Just your friendly neighborhood alligator, 12 feet away.

Harns Marsh I and II,  mixed media using my original photos and the process of image transfer.  Taken at Art Walk, Fort Myers.
The Airedale, originating from a beautiful 1934 book of dog stories, illustrated by Diana Thorne, and Solitude, an original photo reworked.  Taken at Art Walk, Fort Myers.

If you wish to view the photos isolated, just click on the one you wish to see.  I will continue to add more of my works.