Category Archives: Digital Art

Making Faces For Paperwork

I am working on grant applications, oh joy, which must be why “Making Faces For Beauty,” a work from my digital magazine project, WöM appeals to me. The main part is from a 1938 magazine, and claims these facial stretches … Continue reading

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Silicon Heaven

I must confess, I liked my last blog so much (the one I didn’t post, which you know nothing about so far) I decided to see if anyone would misguidedly pay me to publish it, so I’ve fallen behind on … Continue reading

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Dragon

As I was working on the editing of The Book of Beasts, I was also working on some small wood and lino-cuts, wanting to continue my tradition of publishing visual art in my books. The book designer found a real … Continue reading

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You Look Beautiful

You look beautiful. My daughter does not like to be complimented on her looks – exactly like me when I was her age. She, like I used to, replies with a growl or a scream, and a swift retreat. It … Continue reading

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Margaret’s Magazines

As a Canadian writer, I find it appropriate that my mother’s name was Margaret, as in Atwood, Avison, and Laurence. Though she had some talent in drawing and became a school-teacher, she made a last contribution to the cultural world: … Continue reading

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Fits Like a Glove

This is an image that I made for my digital magazine project, WöM, by harvesting images from my mother’s collection of 1940-60s women’s magazines. This was the era when it was cool to get your feet X-rayed in the shoe … Continue reading

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The Loyalty of a Woman in Love

­ This is one of my found-text digital image from my magazine satire “WöM.” The article is from a 1950 British magazine, and praises the only women who for sure, really love their husbands – the ones who get beat … Continue reading

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Fish, Frying

This fish started out as a lino-cut, but ended up digital. A few years ago, our sabbatical almost over, kicked out of our island rental house for the summer and living in a trailer with a 6 year-old and a … Continue reading

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The Meat Issue

When looking through my mother’s old magazines from the 1950s, the theme that stood out the most was the conspicuous consumption of meat – pork, beef, chicken, lamb — and the multitude of ways to prepare the female flesh. When … Continue reading

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I Always Wear a Ball Gown and Heels To Admire the Toilet Paper

How about you? No shit. Or at least they never mention it. This is from WöM, a blending of an image of a ruined mansion from my Irish research trip for The Book of Beasts, and two advertisements that seemed … Continue reading

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