Monday, April 28, 2014


Actor Tom Hardy started out his morning on the cover of Esquire, but soon found himself upside down on was one of those days.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gun Metaphors at Book Power Redux

Earlier this year, 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR, and the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, invited book artists to submit to "Book Power Redux."  The exhibit features works addressing social and political issues -- race, diversity, equality, justice, poverty, war and more.  "Gun Metaphors," an artist's book I put together last year in response to the child murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will be part of that exhibition.  Here are a few photos:

"Gun Metaphors," 24 pgs, 7 x 7.5 inches, images and text collaged onto pages torn from brown paper grocery bags, soft covers collaged with an altered pulp-style movie poster image, bound in exposed long-stitch style.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some Recent Kollage Kit Stuff

A few pieces recently added to the Kollage Kit site...

Exploring a Different Dimension
(KK weekly theme: the fifth dimension)

(KK weekly theme:  Guinness world records)

(KK weekly theme: seven wonders of the world)

Friday, April 18, 2014

We Collaborate Some More...

Sabine Remy and I have completed a couple more collaborations.  In the top one, I provided a background and starter piece, and Sabine worked much magic on it.  The following one was started by Sabine and finished by me.

Run as Fast as You Can (collaboration #14, 2014)
between Lynn Skordal and Sabine Remy.

Hidden Staircase (collaboration #15, 2014)
between Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal.

(You can see earlier collaborations by Sabine and me by clicking on the "collaboration" tag.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Needle and the Sword

"The Needle and the Sword: The Early Women's Movement in Twenty-Four Hankies" is headed down to San Diego today to be part of the Fifth National Juried Exhibition of artist's books and other book arts.  Here are a couple pages:

The exhibit is hosted by San Diego Book Arts at the Geisel Library (yes, THAT Dr. Seuss...), located at the University of California, San Diego campus, and runs from May 4 - June 22, 2014.  It should be an outstanding exhibit!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

hourglass museum

Kelli Russell Agodon is a prize-winning poet, writer and editor from the Northwest.  She chose one of my collages ("One Woman Frightened by Max Ernst's Nightingale") as the cover of her newest volume of poems entitled HOURGLASS MUSEUM.

And here's one of her beautiful haunting poems to convince you to buy yourself a new book of poetry:

Sketchbook With an Undercurrent of Grief

     I escape disaster by writing a poem with a joke in it:
     The past, present, and future walk into a bar--it was tense.
     There's everything to kill with laughter. I browsed
     the magazine in his hospital room. At my father's
     last breath, I saw an ad for sky.

     My father always said he was part Irish, part Scotch.
     I used to jog, but the ice kept falling out of my glass.
     I think of Warhol's Dom Perignon ad--dead artists
     returning to sell champagne.

     My father's body was moved from the room,
     they put ice on his eyes--the only organ healthy
     enough to donate. Did I start out by saying:
     I escape disaster by writing a poem with a joke in it?
     Those last five words weren't necessary.

     A girl walks into a bard.

(Kelli Russell Agodon, "HOURGLASS MUSEUM," 2014)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday With Miscellaneous Animals

Our scissors turn to the animal kingdom...

 Phoebe and Raven

 Walk the Dog

Where the Snails Live

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Woman and Water

 Page detail from "Open Water," and altered book work-in-progress.

 Cry Me a River

In the Pool