Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"Munch Calligraphy"
by Steve Ausherman

Handmade card.
2014


I created this card using decorative paper,
fake Civil War-era paper currency
and an image from an entrance ticket to the Oslo Museum in Norway.
Upon the entrance ticket was placed this self portrait by the artist Edvard Munch.
My wife and I visited Norway a year
and a half ago and I kept this lovely ticket.

Friday, December 19, 2014

"Biloxi Bikini Girl"
by Steve Ausherman

Handmade Card
2014




This image was created by a map I kept from the times that I went
down to the Mississippi Coast to do
post-Katrina work. The image of the girl is a Minoan painting pulled
from an old art magazine. The blue patterned paper reminded me of foaming waves.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Language Map"
by Steve Ausherman
Handmade card.
2014

This is another collage using atlas pages, Norman Rockwell calendars and ink. I like the image that Rockwell painted of himself here. I like that image of a person looking out of a window...the eternal stance of poets, painters, writers, thinkers and artists!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Play it with Feeling"
by Steve Ausherman

Handmade card.
2014


This collage was created from bits of an old atlas from the 1980's and a character pulled from  a norman Rockwell calendar. Flourishes were added with red, orange and purple Sharpie markers.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Cali Dreaming Adobe"
by Steve Ausherman
Sketchbook Drawing.
2014

As I drank my morning coffee, our cat Cali was sleeping on the kitchen table nearby. I drew this sketch of her over a collaged page pulled out of a magazine. The page has a Robert Daughter's painting of the Rancho de Taos church upon it. This sketch includes many of my favorite things....my cat, an image from northern New Mexico and a beautiful painting within it.

"Love Dots"
by Steve Ausherman

Handmade card.
2014


"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."

Elbert Hubbard


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Boys will be Boys"

This is a picture of my uncle Lorin (the boy under the board)
and his friend Merle Williams
messing around.

(circa 1950's)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"The Wind Has Warmed"
by Steve Ausherman

Collage and ink on paper.
Sketchbook page.
2014



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lorin Godfrey, Mary Godfrey and Ruth Godfrey


This is a picture of my mom (center) and her brother and sister.

Taken in 1957 in York, PA.

I love this picture.

Everyone looks so strong and ready for the future.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Mille and Velma"

Right: Mildred Janet Fitz
Left: Velma Arlene Fitz


This is a portrait taken at the Shadle Studios in York, PA (1940's or 1950's)
of my two great aunts.

They are the sisters of my grandmother Ella Godfrey.

They helped to raise me.







Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Mom's Kitchen #1"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing 2013


I drew this sketch while home over the holidays five months ago. This is the view of my Mom's kitchen and dining room that I took in every time I had a meal as a kid, as this was drawn from "my place" at the table. The hanging phone on the wall and the hum of the fridge. The hutch and the cabinets. Brown wood and white/green linoleum. The large set of kitchen windows is off frame and to my left, illuminating the entire room. Memories of pleasure and pain. Memories of growing up. Memories of food and conversation. Memories of holiday meals. Smell of crock pot cooking down meat. The smells and sounds of home.















Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Two Boys and Madrid, Spain street lamp"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook collage
2014


I photographed this lamp in February of 2014 in an active and vibrant street in Madrid, Spain. Smell of cooking food, sounds of street performers and sunlight that refuses to leave the night sky.






Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Cottonwood Trunk"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing
2014


This is a quick sketch that I did of a Cottonwood tree in the Bear Canyon area of the Sandia foothills. Our friends Jenn, Chuck and Jack took Denise and I camping at the Academy cabin that rests at the back of the Elena Gallegos trailhead area. A wonderful night of rustling leaves, stars over the city and campfire coals. S'mores and fleece jackets. Lizards and cactus.





"Three Cats"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing
2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

"Art Room Morning"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing
2014



This is a quick sketch of my art room drawn on a Wednesday morning.
I drew it while waiting for the students to arrive for first period.
Quiet and calm before the clatter of the day.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Three Beer Taps"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing
2014


I drew these three beer taps while hanging out at a local pub yesterday. Tough. Low lighting. Small subject a bit of a distance away. Fun. Conversation, laughter and music in the background.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Intersection Juan Tabo & Haines Ave"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing
2014



I had a wonderful morning off from work. Denise and I biked to Starbucks  and relaxed on the patio. I sketched the nearby intersection. I've never tried to draw the suburban sprawl of strip malls and businesses that comprise so much of my city of Albuquerque before. A first attempt. I'll try again.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Cali Sleeping"
by Steve Ausherman
ink sketchbook drawing
2014



I did a quick drawing of one of my cats sleeping on a nearby table as Denise and I watched tv.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Grand Canyon Ravens #1"
by Steve Ausherman
sketchbook drawing in ink
2014


Ink and graphite sketch of ravens from a recent trip to the
Grand Canyon.
Ravens curious, bold, clumsy, ink black and fully present.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

 "Spring Squirrel"
by Steve Ausherman
handmade card
2014
 "The Stroll"
by Steve Ausherman
handmade card
2014
"The Aroma"
by Steve Ausherman
handmade card
2014