Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tis the Season

I enjoyed the opening of the Art=Gift show at the Hygienic Gallery on Saturday night. What a great job the show organizer and resident artist Susan Hickman did putting this show together. It looks fantastic!

Sierra Drift is the name of a new series of small mixed media pieces I worked on for this show. I'm so happy with them that I plan on doing several more before I call the series complete. Here are two of my favorites. 
 © K. Johnson 'Sierra Drift #2' 4" x 4" mixed media on wood

© K. Johnson 'Sierra Drift #3' 4" x 4" mixed media on wood
This was the first year the participating artists were given the option to make ornaments.
I was so excited when the email with this info arrived. I haven't done anything crafty like this in a very long time. It was so much fun. A nice variety of ornaments are now decorating the front windows of the gallery.

I found an old dressmakers pattern in a thrift store a couple years ago that had green and red cutting lines on it instead of the usual black. It was so interesting I had to get it and figured I'd use it for something someday.
To make this ornament I glued the pattern paper to the front and back of pages from a garden book and then cut out petal shapes when dry. The petals and small wooden beads are strung together with wire and finished off with a button and raffia ribbon for hanging.

The show runs through Sunday Dec 23rd. Stop by and see the works of other local artists including Laura Gaffke, Diana SartorMillie Donovan and Sadie DeVore. 


  1. Kathy these look fantastic! I just love them all and may just have to get me one of those ornaments for my tree! Can't wait to see you later this week! xoLaura

  2. Hi Kathy, am catching up on your blog--what a lovely ornament! and as always, I love your collages. such pleasing colors and designs!!