Tuesday, December 25, 2012

New Pieces by Lenall

Prayer Flag for the Newtown, Conn Families

Artist, Lieghanna Light has put out a Call to Artists this past week for Prayer Flags to be made in honor of the Newtown Familes who lost their children.  Here is my version.  The crazy quilt motif seems to be a good metaphor for me.  I believe that our lives sometimes are held together by mere threads.  It's the people who love us that help keep us together over all.  Life is crazy some times.  It might seem that there is no rhyme or reason to what happens around us.  Life is one big jigsaw puzzle to be but back together pices by piece.  Here is one pice of love to help put them back together.

My good friend, Ross from Hawaii wrote me this:
I've been back to Facebook to look at your flag several times now. I'm captivated by the buttons and the symbolism they represent. My thought is that they represent the great forces in our lives where we find support-such as family, friends or other things we turn to in times of need (writing, creating art, or cooking, for example). So even as the stitching becomes loose and our lives start to fray, the button is there and can be hung onto to help prevent everything from unraveling completely.

Anyway, I really love your contribution, which should come as no surprise to you because I really love you too!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas !

To all my creative and passionately artful friends at PAC.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winter Comes To The Mountains

With the warmer than usual weather this Autumn, I had thought that we were going to be in a warm winter kind of flow.  Well....as always, I was proven WRONG, again.  We have about 3" of snow today, so far.

Here is your Winter Wonderland for the week of Solstice.

The Woodshed and surrounding trees.

The Vine Maples and Mountain Ash tree

The little Glass Mushrooms standing guard
over the Mondo Grass
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Year.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Cobbler's Bench

It's a fine looking group ..all 64 of them. I fell in love with the old wood handles and shapes of the tools, the different patinas, some splattered with paint, some had carved initials, all had wear from a previous life....

Some of the tools went to Guardino Gallery in Portland and some went to Mary Lou ZEEK Galley in Salem. The rest will be at the LCAC show at Multnmomah Art Center This Friday Dec 7th from 10am - 9 pm and Sat. Dec. 8th from 9am - 4 pm. There are 8 new birds on vintage wheels, a new Boat for boatman &.........

The tools all carved and waiting to be painted and enhanced

Blocks were cut, so they standup like little soldiers
They started off rough, finding just the right features for each one

Jason Cohoon, the photographer extraordinaire finding just the right angle
My daughter Nicole assists in the madness
The beer was near

Meanwhile..... all around the cobbler's bench.....I made feet, hands.   Auditioning just the right arms and legs.

The New girls  Trixie  (36 ") in the middle and Lulu (42") on the right.  Decided to sit with Scarlett (58") who's home after her world tour

 Boatman has a shinny new boat with red wheels

I will be at the Artist Repertory Theater this Sat. from 5-10, There's a special show. But the very swanky lobby is open to the public 
Or get info
On my Blog HERE

Undivided Texts

My collaborative piece, Undivide Texts, with Marilyn Worrix, was accepted to 23 Sandy Gallery's December exhibit titled Infinite Possiblities: Math, Science, Book Arts. 

You can check out the exhibit catalog online at www.23sandy.com or stop by at NE 23rd and Sandy Blvd.  The artists' reception is this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Collage Show at New Seasons at Progress Ridge

I am the featured artist at New Seasons Progress Ridge for the month of December. The show will be up until January 2nd. The show features my collage work including six new pieces. Hope you can stop by and see the show.

14805 SW Barrows Road, Suite 103
Beaverton, OR 97007
Open 8am - 10pm

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Steampunk earrings for the show - so very "Edward Scissorhands"!
Left Coast Artists Collective Art Show and Sale this Friday (9am-9pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm) at Multnomah Arts Center (gym)in Multnomah Village.  Lots of fun going on in the village - be sure to come to the show!!!
Jennifer Campbell
Left Coast Artists Collective Art Show and Sale this Friday (9am-9pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm) at Multnomah Arts Center (gym)in Multnomah Village.  Lots of fun going on in the village - be sure to come to the show!!!
Jennifer Campbell

Monday, December 3, 2012

THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!!!  Multnomah Arts Center
"Branching Out" Artful Gift Sale
Friday, Dec 7th from 9am - 9pm
Saturday, Dec 8th from 10am - 4pm
Now is your chance to shop with local artists!  Several of your favorite Portland Art Collective Artists are participating in this fantastic show.
See you there!  Join the fun!  Celebrate the holiday season with us and the village!
Jennifer Campbell
find us on Facebook:  Left Coast Artists Collective

Saturday, December 1, 2012

No Open Doors Show this Year

Yesterday, I received a phone call from a friend.  She asked why she didn't receive a postcard about our Open Doors Show.  I explained that we made a decision not to have the show this year.

A couple months ago, we wrote a blog post about our decision not to have our show.  Check it out HERE.  We'll miss seeing all of our loyal customers and appreciate your support for the five Open Doors shows that we held  at the Multnomah Arts Center.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Steampunk birdies!  See them at the Magpie Tribe Artisans NW show and sale this Saturday December 1st at Multnomah Arts Center in the gym. Many of your favorite Portland Art Collective members are participating in this show!
Jennifer Campbell

 Newest Steampunk assemblage created for the show at Multnomah Arts Center this Saturday, December 1st from 10:30 - 5pm!  See you at the show!!!
Jennifer Campbell

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Work by Judi

New Necklaces by Judi

Shrine box started by Diane Lu and finished by Judi Stack 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Steampunk birdies by Jennifer Campbell...each measures 4" from beak to tailfeather.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Steampunk assemblage just completed!  See my work at December art shows at Multnomah Arts Center in Multnomah Village..."Voltamp" (9"w x 11"hi)
Jennifer Campbell

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Necklace created by Jennifer Campbell...
I used a vintage thimble, beautiful fibers and vintage charms to create this necklace.  Be sure to some by my table at the show at Multnomah Arts Center on Saturday December 1st.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Newest Steampunk earrings created by Jennifer Campbell.  Preparing for upcoming art shows!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Suzie's Virtual Studio Tour

1.  What sort of artwork do you do and what are you currently working on?

Calligraphy’s been a passion for years (1971!), as you see by my studio/office I’ve played with acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and now I’ve got a rainbow of felted wool sweaters that are turning into birds.  Paste papers - could make raised, textured  paste papers all day!  I must be a 5th generation Portlandiac:  if it's got a bird on it I love it.

2.  How do you need your studio to function?  Give a brief description of your working space.

Like an airplane cock pit, a one butt art studio.  It’s great to have everything in arms reach, or just a roll away in the office chair at the helm of my cockpit.  I also have a huge teaching and work space, as well as a kitchen and laundry area for wet and big projects. The stair recess also offers deep storage


 3.  What do you love about your studio? 

It can be a total mess and I don’t have to clean it up when clients arrive.  Frogs live in the window well.  Sometimes when the window is open they jump in to laugh as the mess I’m making.  Sometimes they thump on the window, or just look in. I like the chaotic look.  It would be difficult to work in one of those beautiful designer studios.  I’d hate to mess it up.  The work space allows me to have groups of up to 12 people comfortably, and the large patio over looks Johnson Creek and is a great place to work on sunny days.  We often see deer, raccoons, wood ducks and have a resident Great Horned Owl! 

When I need a little nature break, just stepping outside my door leads me to a 3 acre roadless area on Johnson Creek

4.  What would you like to change about it?

I’d like to paint the walls, and redesign the storage from goodwill-and-home-depot-work-arounds to a real design for the space.  Also like to purge more stuff I’m not using, make more room for wool work, and a more ergonomic sewing set up.

5.  What would your dream studio contain?

A large space with lots of light that looks out onto the garden, where both my husband and I could work together . . . and that was warm, you know like a little sunlit village in Mexico . . .

6.  Do you have any organizational tips?

Because I enjoy sorting and organizing, I put like with like, and have things so I can pull a bin of stuff to work on a project.  

Do you have a blog or any event you want to promote?

I have a website for my counseling practice and SoulCollage®.  Every April I offer a SoulCollage® 
Facilitator Training here in my studio for 14 people.