Thursday, March 25, 2010


I love to listen to Mozart, one of my favorite composers, while painting tissue papers in my studio. Sometimes I turn the music up so loud so that it surrounds me.

A number of years ago, I created scenery and costumes for a semi-staged production of The Magic Flute by The Springfield Symphony Orchestra. It was a very exciting project to be involved in and one of the most memorable things I have ever done. I painted panels of Tyvek (the material that houses are wrapped in during construction) on the floor of my studio.

There is a little video of me painting tyvek for a mural project on my web site.

In The Magic Flute production, long banners of various lengths and shapes were hung above the stage and unfurled like huge bolts of color during the performance. All of the costumes for this production were made from painted Tyvek as well!


  1. thank you so much for sharing your work and more with us :)

  2. How exciting to see your creative process. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi!!! I´m a spanisn teacher. I love your books!! I always wor with them in my class. I´ve make some activities in my class blog, just there:
    and somo other sctivities are in the next link
    i would very proud if you could seen them!!! and if it´s possible leave me a comment!!! Thanks for your time!!!!
    Lot of kisses
    Teacher Nai

  4. Sorry!!!!the book we´d worked with was: the very hungry caterpillar!!!!!!

  5. I've just watched the video; that looks very physically demanding! It's very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Wow,tyvek That is just what I use for the costumes I make for our school productions. I use it for kite making and all sorts of artworks with my students 5years-13years of age here in Western Australia.

  7. I have to say that I am so impressed that with all your accomplishments you seem to be genuinely thrilled with every project you do. If more people had that kind of enthusiasm for their work and talents, the world would be a better place.

  8. I love the banners!
    I enjoy listening to music when I create art as well.

  9. I was so happy to see you include some images of your work on The Magic Flute - I've just written two posts about picture book versions of The Magic flute -

  10. I LOVE painting on Tyvek - my husband is a homebuilder and I used to "borrow" some from his job sites from time to time. I would love to paint some giant Tyvek panels like this to make curtains for my daughter's playroom! : )