Thursday, July 30, 2015

* the day we became the rain *

I've written over 400 micro poems in less than two years.  This summer, I am working on a book of micropoetry titled * the day we became the rain *.  The book is progressing nicely, and I am hoping to e-publish soon.  Many of the poems became titles for my mixed media work.




* thoughts carried away on butterfly wings * 
by j.wood
#micropoetry #sixwords #mixedmedia



* our lives defined by perfect moments *
by j.wood
#micropoetry #sixwords #mixedmedia

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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 http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com/

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



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