It was over 20 years ago that I began a series of paintings on paper, inspired by Irish myth and the early medieval manuscripts of Ireland, the first of which were reproduced into a line of blank greeting cards. As I continued to make paintings I looked into having fine art prints made and found… Read More Strange Jewels Found, Finally
The first post I wrote when I restarted the Ninth Wave Designs blog nine years ago included this quote from Carl Gustav Jung: “I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can — in some beautifully bound book. It will seem as if you were making the visions banal —… Read More For in That Book Is Your Soul
It feels so good to have this done and mounted in its frame. It is ready to be delivered tomorrow and it will join its friends by the end of the week when it gets hung in its permanent home. Then there will be one less empty space on the wall that needs filling!
#ninthwavedesigns #carving #woodcarving #womeninwoodcarving #basswood #formplaque #formof2007 #spsformplaqueproject #henleyregatta #earth #earthday #recycle #iphone #firstiphone #hargate #millville… Read More Form Plaque Project Update
It’s been a year since there has been a new post on the blog – certainly not my intention – but I felt it was certainly time to post an update and perhaps explain my absence. For the last five years I have been working full time, which has been a big change from being… Read More It’s nice creative work, if you can get it.
I found a little bit of time last weekend for artwork and created this very little painted card. The card itself measures 2.375″ high by 1.625″ wide. The frame, shown below, measures 3.5″ wide by 4.5″ high and is 1.25″ deep. The card is made from 4 ply Strathmore 500 bristol board and it is… Read More Tree of Stars Alchemy Card
This most recent piece, called Diving the Depths of Communication, is a collage done on Strathmore 500 bristol board, using maps and engraved illustrations from old discarded books. The media used includes liquid acrylic inks, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, and Pitt artist brush markers. The image is 5″ by 5″ square. This… Read More Diving the Depths of Communication
I just updated the “About” page by adding an artist’s statement. I haven’t shared much in the past about the creative process behind my work – my general thinking being that the work will create its own dialogue. This is an experiment in adjusting that approach – let me know your thoughts. The image above… Read More Breaking the Silence
This is the companion piece to the previous work posted, Heart is Home. It was created in much the same way: It is a collage done on Strathmore 500 bristol board, using an engraved illustrations from an old anatomy book. I also incorporated a playing card and a scrap of antique marbled paper. The frame… Read More Nine of My Heart
I recently completed this piece, working outside the Alchemy Notebook for a change. It is a collage done on Strathmore 500 bristol board, using engraved illustrations from old books. The media used includes liquid acrylic inks, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, and metallic acrylic inks. The image is 5″ by 5″ square. This… Read More Heart is Home