Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

In Case I Forget What Friends Who Travel to the Other Side of the Planet Are For

Thank you for your E-mail:

I love your little folded books that say so much in so little space, both text and images.
Red Lake

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Math with Bad Drawings: Ben Orlin

Just finished reading "Math with Bad Drawings" by Ben Orlin. So wish I'd had a teacher like Ben when I was in high school. This is a must read for anyone who is still afraid of math and anyone who likes a good joke. Click here to check out Ben's Blog and website: Math with Bad Drawings

Monday, October 22, 2018

Composer, Emily Bond

Listening to some delicious music videos created by an old friend. I can now say, I knew her when. I've added her site to my links of interest. If want to hear some great music, click here: Composer, Emily Bond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Resist and Persist"

Art-4-Art, Lyons Regional Library, Lyons, Colorado
Oct. 20, 2018Title: "Resist & Resist"
Artist: Damaris O'Trand, The Gutter Artist
Medium: Water Color and Pebeo Drawing Gum and Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid resists on Canson Cold Press, 140 lb., some use of Crayola Markers

The idea for this series came after finding a bee's wax melting pot and a supply of bee's wax at the Lyons Memorial Labyrinth. Using wax like a batik resist on paper was labor intensive. Waiting for resist to dry, then painting, then waiting, then removing, then improving, then messing up, then allowing, then discovering the labels don't stick to wax, then starting over, then finding Yao Cheng's videos on, and buying Courtney Cerruti's book, "Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing, and More." I call this process, "Resist and Persist."

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Damaris, The Gutter Artist, Art-4-Art, Lyons Regional Library, "Signing Stones, Year 5"

Title: "Signing Stones, Year 5"
Media: Water Color on Bristol Paper
Artist: Damaris O'Trand (a.k.a., The Gutter Artist)
Original: 8.5" x 11" Cut to ATC size: 2.5" x 3.5"
Front and Back Covers and 10 Original Cards

This is the fifth anniversary of the Great Front Range Flood of September 12, 2013.This month's ATC's are  based on the memory of the sounds of boulders being carried down the river, the music of their knocking against each (a sound like bowling balls and pins hitting each other but muffled). I'm inspired by the resilience of the human spirit. Stones not only sing they sign: Faith in the Journey; No Regrets; Know Your Limits."

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Damaris, The Gutter Artist, Art-4-Art, ATC's, Lyons Regional Library

3rd Saturday of the Month at 12:30 p.m.
Held at the Lyons Regional Library

Title: "No Lies; No Excuses"

Artist: Damaris O'Trand, a.k.a, The Gutter Artist

Series: 12 Numbered ATC's

Collage on painted re-purposed black card stock

Leftover Handouts Found at The Barking Dog  In Lyons, Colorado on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Medium: Decorated cardstock with metallic water colors and 12 tickets from "The Self-Help Dispenser" produced by

Poster designed by Bird Dog Press
for the July 12th fundraiser held at Planet Bluegrass
Sponsored by Taste of Lyons
for the Lyons Regional Library .