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Simple use of simple supplies… office labels envelopes markers glue stick colored masking tape spray inks paper paper cutting doodling gluing
I’ve been experimenting with wycinanki and am incorporating it into my art journals. I love the shapes I get when I cut the paper!
When the river is low you can walk across it to the islands by hopping from rock to rock. Looking for flat bottom rocks to skip across the water is fun for the kids to do during the summer.
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I love going to the farmers market…not only for fresh produce that we don’t grow ourselves and flowers but also for inspiration. There is such a great and abundant harvest of food this time of year in the midwest. Here are a few quick sketches of some of what I came across this past week.
MAKE YOUR OWN STICKERS You can get some quick color onto your art journal by spraying sheets of office labels with spray inks combined with stencils. The stencils I used were plastic doilies, game piece waste and plastic canvas. Mailing label added to an envelope. File folder label to affix a small envelope to the page. Shipping label to add a pop of color. Several sheets with labels removed.
I am of Polish heritage and love Wycinanki, a Polish word meaning “things that are cut”…specifically paper cutting. There are many examples of this traditional folk art using paper. Here is my take on it! I’ll be using these in my art journal and mixed media projects.
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Take a photowalk to document what inspires you but also to get some needed exercise! I often walk with a friend to make it a bit of a “therapy” talk session as well. I also use a fitness tracker to keep track of how far I walk. The only camera equipment I take is my digital camera and iPhone. I don’t take a bag or extra lenses so that I can walk freely and keep photo taking simple. Here’s a post about how I use my iPhone. I…
Simple…white Sakura Gelly Roll pen on black paper.
I was so happy to see my painting “Healing Meadows” featured in the August 2014 National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) magazine. I was a research administrator in cancer prior to working full time as an artist. So thankful for this honor!
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I love milk glass because of the simplicity of just clean plain white. They are visually quieting. I’ve collected a number of pieces to organize my art supplies. Most pieces were $1 or less. I also like that all I have to do is pop them in the dishwasher to get them clean.
MY INSPIRATION: When I was in middle school I got my ears pierced. One of my first pair of earrings were turquoise and the dangly kind. I thought I looked great in them. I loved the color combined with the silver.