Sunday, November 14, 2010

These "Illuminated" cards were created for a sacred arts project for the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine where I am a second year student. (; They are postcard size and include silkscreen, collographs, sewing with gold thread, and collage with transparency papers. I print the text onto label paper. These images represent 1/4 of what I have created for this project- of corse, I keep sending them off to people- which keeps me creating more.

Images from a Book arts class I taught this saturday in Norway, Me. at the Commons Art collective. A wonderful group of women who created gorgeous book altars...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27th -9:30-4:00
Commons Art Collective, Norway,Me

We will create a four paneled Book, which contains two signatures inside. Time will be spent embellishing papers with simple printmaking techniques, and the use of transparent papers. A simple book form, but plenty of materials provided to embellish. Focus on form as well as design. No experience is necessary and all materials provided. Cost $68-for the day, a deposit of $20- holds space. Limited to 10 participants.
FMI and to send deposit by March 16th:
Sarah Shepley 213 Halls Pond rd. South Paris, Me. 04281;;

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My work has been shifting since the late summer. I took a Book Arts week-long intensive through USM and ( ironically) fell in love with printmaking in a whole new way. I am finding it harder to return to the "old way" of working. I have been orienting my art toward the wall in triptychs and long hanging "panels". I am also taking a weekly chinese calligraphy class, which I love;I find that creeping into my designs as well. keep checkig for new images becaue that is what truly speaks.