Thursday, June 4, 2015

Black and White Printmaking

I've been experimenting with Gelli Arts Printmaking Plate Printmaking techniques.  I usually work in color but lately, I've been working with black and white (and a hint of gold).  I see landscapes and architectural images in some of these prints.  All are abstracts.  I am printing on old book paper, using soft body Ivory Black Liquitex paint.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Altered Artwork ~ Collaboration with Joanna Grant and Judy Wood

This week I had the opportunity to collaborate with an artist friend who lives in Canada!  We exchanged artwork and altered each others piece. 

Check out her blog at

Joanna uses a variety of collage methods and Gelli prints.

To alter her piece, I used tissue paper, matte medium, acrylic paint, and a Sharpie marker. 

Thanks Joanna!  That was fun!  Let's do this again soon! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rose Petals


The ginger haired bride looks
stately and stunning
all dressed in white lace
The crowd stands
as she enters the room
I feel the music
and count my steps
as the aroma of roses and vanilla
fills the air
I softly drop
pink and white rose petals
and wait
Vows are spoken
in hushed tones
I stand so still
in my shiny white shoes
trying not to fidget
I look down at my basket
and see more petals
The music begins again
a joyful tune
It’s my time to shine
big brown eyes
effervescent smile
In one expressive moment
I toss hands full of petals
high in the air
The crowd of onlookers
giggles softly
I walk proudly to the door
turn and curtsey
as the bride winks, smiles
then kisses me
on the top of my head

Poem by Judy Wood Spring 2012

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dreams Gallery

I have been invited to show my artwork at Dreams Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.

7077 E. Main Suite 13 (Corner of Main and Marshall Way)

I have been creating mixed media trees and forests, all with my six word micro poems as titles.

This mixed media piece was a commissioned 16x20. 

Title: We are defined by perfect moments by j.wood
#micropoetry #sixwords #100thpoem
If you like my poetry, I tweet two six word poems every day.  You can follow me at @aztreasures

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Song

Winter Song ~ Mixed media by Judy Wood

Inspired by the photography of 
Miguel Angel Rodriguez Chaparro

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Healing takes time.

Healing takes energy.

I am healing.

When I'm better, I'll be stronger, better, faster, and I'll post more.

Be creative!  Be kind to one another.  Be there for a friend in your area, like so many friends have been here for me...

Chat again very soon!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Through the Looking Glass photo series by Judy Wood


Love Letters



Rose Petals



Finding Fairies

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I posted this mixed media collage a week or two ago, now everyone wants one, luckily I am holding "four of a kind", I have ALL the aces and I'm really excited to make and post photos of the rest of the collages!  Check back for more Marilyn collages this week!

Well hello!

It's been a while since I've posted on my art blog.  I'm busy with school and creating some new things for you all to see!  One of my favorite projects this summer has been my "Finding Fairy Jars" inspired by my grand daughters; Callyn, Clarah, and Mikayla.  Here's Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pink Lemonade Lip Gloss

Pink Lemonade Lip Gloss

I feel the hot dusty wind in my hair
as I ride my shiny red bike
to the corner drugstore

I browse through the latest 45 records
and remember
sun-filled younger days playing jump rope and jacks

Grade school friends
enjoying 35 cent cafeteria lunches
and 50 cent Saturday matinees

The counter feels smooth and cool
as I pull an ice cold vanilla shake through my
red and white striped straw

My prized Pink Lemonade Lip Gloss
 in a small paper bag I hold
close by my side

Poem by Judy Wood Fall 2011
Pastel Drawing by Jean Hildebrant