Friday, April 11, 2008

The First Peace Card

The first postcard for the Peace In a Time of War global exchanged arrived the other day. I was so excited to receive it and now you all get to see the first one. Everyday I wonder what will arrive in my mailbox. You have till September to create these and mail them to me but don't wait so long cuz it's so fun to share them with my viewers. Here you go...from Wacky Stuff in Canada.


I finally got on the walls at High Point. These are multiple original paintings in 40x40. I designed them as digital images created from actual plants in my garden. Artists Guild in southern California reproduced the designs as acrylic paintings. Two of these are available on and hopefully the others will be available soon. More to follow....

Monday, April 7, 2008

Inspiration From a Power Pole

I came up on a photo of a telephone pole so I scanned it in and manipulated it in Photoshop then added the orange background. I liked the image so much that I did it in blue and green as well. I also tried it with Victorian florals that I got from Dover. I really like the play of something as gritty and raw as a power pole with something delicate like florals. Or without flowers too as you can see. They are on etsy at Pear Street Press if you want to order an 8x10.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Mail art Call

Hi all,
I'm hosting an international art exchange that will raise money for charity. here's the info:
Peace in a Time of War. Please send postcards with this theme. Please be positive! No negative post cards. These will be featured in an exhibit in Berkeley California in November. We hope to have 1000 cards. Money raised will be used to fund medical supplies to children in Iraq and for disabled veterans. I will also featured postcards on my blog as they come in. Send to: Jan Weiss, 2110 Willow Lake Ct. Martinez, California, 94553 United States. This call ends in September. As we get closer to the exhibit I will post more informaiton or email me if you have questions. I look forward to seeing all your beatutiful art. Remember, post card size, approx 4x6 and I want cards from as many nations as possible.
As I receive cards I will show them on this blog.