3 pieces.

To arguing children on a moonlit night beneath trees:

“Tell the truth or the pain is prolonged”.



To a child afraid of dogs for no known reason:

“Aah then, you have absorbed the fear from others. Try trusting dogs a little bit, while knowing some are treacherous. It’s like humans. But we have to keep going. Be Brave. It’s hard after all, ’til it becomes easier to be brave.

clouds 2


One remaining tooth, a gaunt and stubbled face, loaded plastic bags;  He said,

“An army of angels follows me.”

I said, ” Good. I am walking through them” , as we went our separate ways. “They are like bubbles, it’s fun!!”

3 lights and clouds









Studio Activities 9.9.16

Art group 9.9.16

Semi Abstract Collage.Title:  Queen

Method: Choose a primary and the two colors either side- in this case red, plus orange and violet. Rip out pieces of magazine in those colors. Assemble. Add a dash of a different color.

5x5 collage

Poetry as Art – unfinished.

Un jeu des mots – a game of words. Word Sound and meaning, rhyme , rythm and resonance.

Mot and moth are similar in spelling. The game dances between English and French.

as the moth to the flame, un mot a

Exploring Inner Dimensions.

Method: write down five questions you would like answered. Choose one. Rip out pictures from magazines without examining why this or that image is asking to be taken. Cut or tear out the relevant part of the image and assemble on the page. Create interpretations. You may ask others what they see. Remember always – the image belongs to the one who created it. Anyone else’s interpretation is theirs, and they are entitled to it – for it speaks to them of themself. The assembler of the image chooses what meaning they attribute to their collage.

eleusinian- elysian

Another Inner Dimensions Collage.

Words are not usually part of this image work, however rules are made to be broken and in this case words were used a  design element around the images. I have blurred the words. I am wild about the ballsy girl with a kitten head, and the sex kitten with a little head, instinctual, dog darling, doing the thinking. Sexy, empowered in those red shoes, for what? she is holding a pack of slim fast diet drink. Sorry it got blurred. This is a fabulous discussion of women’s received roles. Made by a woman defining her own role for herself.

kim collage edited

Collage using color scraps from magazine.

Kim collage egg sky

I consider this to be an excellent composition and i believe it would be fun to explore the compostion in other mediums.


This is pic of Yours Truly at Dick Blick Art supply. Tampa Plein Air group met there recently.

Join me at the studio. Check out Tampa Artist Makers  Explore Inner Dimensions in Meetup. https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Art-Makers-Explore-Inner-dimensions/

or email me to set up a time.. info@elizabethmitchellstudio.com

Stories within Stories

I love this painting which is open to bids – for my candidate choice.. This is how I get involved with local politics. I’ve had a great time, meeting neighbors while campaigning. When i walk around my neighbrohood, yard signs I’ve got placed are like PokemonGO, in real life. It’s like finding a power ball that I placed there. I can bowl that ball at the monsters who pop up on the screen of my mind, because reality is our own fiction. WOOP WOOP. In my mind I’m contributing to an electoral process that works. Of course in reality…..   Fact is the rules of the game have been created by the players with the lowest morals. But we are rising, and we are sick of that. When they go low, we go high. Give me Pat Kemp and mass transit.  The painting is 40 x 60. The butterfly is an almost extinct Miami Blue. The dreaming cat is Mr Grey, the “cave painting” on the left is one of my alter egos, Bone Eye. You will find Kokopeli in the stars to the right, and a goddess – oh so many stories…

LIBi’s Big Adventure

What do you see?   3 beings or one big face or a bear like creature..?

dark and light seeing

In the pic below i see a blow-up water toy from my youth…Dark and light seeing 2

Artists see a living world in which dark and light are at play. Now i see a blindfolded, blinded king with a beaked nose and a tiny crown….. ( the top of the pic – head of the water toy -is cropped by my screen) .

I am teaching how to see light and dark – in the first instance reading meaning into light and dark. And in the instance below – we draw just the shapes of a black and white image while freeing our mind from the meaning conveyed.ink portraits

I am teaching art and I love it. Contact me to come and learn or check out https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Art-Makers-Explore-Inner-dimensions/

Contact me and sort out your personal schedule of time and exchange .

Cheers, Lib



writings; philosophical meanderings