Monday, November 28, 2011


'Flight'                5" x  5"                        ©Eva Macie

I missed the deadline for the Spruill Gallery Holiday Show. I decided to offer my entries online, as soon as I update my website. Since I am not a webmaster it takes me awhile. Here is the smallest piece I created. It is a 5”x5” acrylic on a canvas wrapped frame. I made the frame out of wood lathe so it is very lightweight. The back is covered with marbleized mat board and ready to hang. I rarely put a shiny varnish on my work, but since this is so small, I thought it needed a little attention, so I gave it a high gloss glaze. I think it will be a bright spot in anyone’s collection, especially during the Holidays. The price is $55.00 USD including postage.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


                                              "Fall Abundance"             digital collage          © Eva Macie

Every few years the sounds of acorns falling on my roof like a hailstorm invade my peace. My usual response is to be upset about the noise they make. However, this year, with all the storms and hurricanes, I am thankful that my oak trees are still standing, and that I have a roof over my head. I hope that in the spring, I will be able to hire someone to remove the branches hanging over my roof.

I have not been posting due to all the health problems I have encountered. While running some tests for the corporal tunnel syndrome, they discovered I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Needless to say, I have been in a state of shock and fear. I pray that with a proper diet, controlling my blood pressure, increasing my fluid intake and exercise, I can arrest it or slow down the progression. I guess when you get to my age everyday is a gift. Years of intense, stressful living and unhealthy habits have caught up with me. My advice to everyone is to watch your blood pressure, drink plenty of fluids, avoid NSIADs, if possible, and if you are diabetic, follow your doctor’s orders. Although I am not over weight and do not have diabetes, I understand that these, along with high blood pressure, are heavy contributors to kidney failure. Even though the doctors should have noticed this a few years ago, I am again thankful that they discovered this before it got to stage 4.

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you see the gifts in everything!


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Citra Solv Tapestry Collage

I just finished this collage using paper textures I created with Citra Solv. I started with transferring a photocopy of leaves using Citra Solv as the transfer medium. I wanted the images on rice paper, but it did not work. I decided to scan the copy of the leaf that transferred well on plain paper, duplicate the leaf in Photoshop and then print them on the rice paper. Walla, it worked! Next, I printed the tree trunks on Mulberry tissue. I collaged the treetops with the textured papers I made using Citra Solv dissolved National Geographic images. Then I added the same papers for the bottom band. I was surprised how long it took me plus the frustration I encountered just to create a simple collage. However, it was fun and I am working on another one. This one was originally 12” x 12” as I planned to mount it on canvas, but there were too many tree trunks to suit me. I cropped it to 11” x 11” and will mat it for framing.

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