Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Love Your Mother postage stamp


"This poster is a limited edition of only 11 serigraphs to preserve paper this earth day. The paper is a bit smaller than most of my other work and there is a lot of white space to save ink. I could have not made anything at all and that would have really been more beneficial to the environment, but I thought it would feel good to spread some love to mother earth and all of the mothers out there." Jorge Arrieta
I fell in love with the art on this one, so with Jorge's permission I had the art put on a postage stamp. I'm very proud to show his work on my mailings.
Check Jorge's work out at http://www.popsiclesandgrenades.com/

Hatboxes

I’ve been working on hatboxes. These started out as cardboard forms and I decorated them with handmade paper and other items. This is a small box, painted bronze on the inside and bottom. I applied the paper with Modge Podge, a wondrous product. Not only does MP act as a glue, it also acts as a sealer.













We call this one "Elvis." The top is layered with canvas paper in pinks & purples, finished with 14k gold dust. The sides are painted with acrylic paint which I mixed as I went along so each stripe would be a unique color.













The inside is painted purple with purple feathers as decoration, and the bottom is covered with purple sateen.





























Sunflowers








Each hat sports the red hat logo with my signature.