I found myself in a conumdrum this morning when working on a paper mache sculpture of a large bird. I want to put some fine feathers on it, but was not able to find what I was looking for as a tutorial online. Most of what I found on very excellent paper sculpure sites were … Continue reading Creating Art is so much like Life…
“Life in Death" Paper-mache Construction (2017) B. Donohue I constructed a paper mache mask this past October in honor of All Souls Day (Nov 1st) and Dia de Muertos, celebrated on November 2nd. At first, I attempted to paint the mask in the tradition of Hispanic artisans, but found I could not. I am not … Continue reading Life in Death – an Artistic perspective…
New art forms take time to unfold. I've been teaching myself to make photographic montages for the past month. It was a spontaneous expression, I never even thought about working with photographs before. I have been working in collage and montage for 2 years now. All hand made, cut out pictures from magazines, glued to … Continue reading New Montage Series: GAIA (2018)
I want to update my blog post to include the jewelry I have posted on my Etsy storefront named "FoxMtnFolkArt". I know that folks have been trying to gain access to the site, but I am a little bit in arrears in catching up with my blog post and sharing sites. I had a conversation … Continue reading New postings for a New Year
The edge of winter is beginning to soften ever so slightly here on the Modoc Plateau. There remains another 10 weeks of unpredictable cool weather up here, but I am able to observe the warming of waters. The ice is transforming into its aqueous phase. Small rivulets of water have appeared on the soil surface. … Continue reading The Warming of the Waters
It is a sobering fact that our atmospheric chemical composition has been altered by industrial pollutants. This alteration has resulted in creating atmospheric instability that is highly unpredictable and destructive. I belong to a conservation group called TreeSisters. This organization, along with Rainforest Alliance, the Arbor Day Foundation, National Forest Foundation, Eden Reforestation Project, Trees … Continue reading Great change is coming…
As I described in earlier writing, as a girl I had an imaginative alter ego who I simply named Barbara Cowboy. Her existence in my imagination and play took place decades before the theory and language of current day Feminism and Spiritually were formed. And Her story continues…. She had the gift of making fire. … Continue reading Inner Heat
I was born into this world 64 years ago today. It has been a long journey around the Medicine Wheel, and I now find myself in the North at this period of my life. Crone, now Wise Woman … a title I now wrap myself in like a skin laid upon my shoulders. This time … Continue reading Self Reflections
Not doing much "art" right now....My muse has placed my hands in my lap. She will wander back when She is ready, I really don't worry about Her when she wanders off to muse alone.... I did, however, build myself a powerful piece of jewelry. This necklace contains a nuummite crystal as the central pendant. … Continue reading Stoned Frequency
I am not one to really mimic nature. The original form built by Mother is majestic, beautiful, extremely complex and outside-the-box. Yet here I am attempting to make a pair of eyes for a sculpture, and need to rummage around in what I have on hand to create them. I live in a place where … Continue reading The Eye as a doorway into the Soul.
It takes hours of work to create a single photographic montage. I work with all of my own pictures, taken in Nature at one time or another. I carry a small camera with me most places, and my partner often will here me say "I'm going out to take some pics....just look at that sky … Continue reading The Artistic Process in Montage.
Just a follow-up on my most recent post. I've developed another montage using the paper mache mask I made last fall. I am designing and creating a new montage series this year called "Gaia". I plan to create images symbolic of the emergent and transformative phases of being a true human being. This montage is … Continue reading The Human Journey of Transformation