Posts in collage
Marks in Neocolors on postal paper

It all started with a little mark-making session, just line after line of Neocolor II wax crayons, the marks growing to fill a huge swatch of postal paper. This is a heavy utilitarian brown paper used for wrapping packages. Isn’t it pretty!? As a friend at FB pointed out, the texture of the postal paper makes the marks even more interesting. The Neocolors grab onto the paper and I love the rich, saturated color on the basic backdrop. [If you are curious about Neocolor I and II, here’s a ginormous post about them with examples and thoughts.] Anyhow, here are a bunch of collages I made using this paper as collage fodder — I really like the way it looks!

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Interplanetary Chandeliers

Hi there! This is my 3rd post where I share my 365 project with you! I'm multitasking, if that's the word? Batching. Grouping. Lots of different cards with lots of different things going on simultaneously. Each day I look at the cards and make a split second decision to call some of them done. This week I worked in ink again, with stitching on some cards and also a tiny bit of acrylic paint entered the picture.

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Green clouds and ink blots.

Creative people thrive on making stuff. Real stuff. Intangible stuff. Imaginary stuff. Cinnamon strudels, photographs, patterns, apps, scarves, ceramic chop stick holders, novels, accordion books.... But having to do a specific thing on a specific day can feel stifling sometimes, can't it? It just feels like another rule. And I'm not much of a rule follower in terms of my art. 

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365 Somethings 2018: Getting Started

Happy new beginnings, my friends! It's been very busy around our house with college applications and holidays... but we cannot forget about ART!!! It is always there, behind-the-scenes, the scaffolding that keeps me balanced. I wanted to tell you all about the 365 Somethings Project I'm doing with Hanna Andersson in 2018! This is NOT your typical 365 project... BECAUSE it can done on your own schedule, NOT structured as one per day! 

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