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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH:

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… New app sends patients on prehistoric virtual journey featuring fossil floor at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan HomeFront’s sewing and art therapy programs provide creative outlet for women in need. Eskanazi Health:  Art History Like this:Like Loading…

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VINTAGE NEON SIGN ILLUSTRATIONS

Check out my llustrations of vintage neon signs.  I was trying to come up with some catchy words to put on the signs but decided to have them all about me. Sooooo….what’s your sign? Like this:Like Loading…

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SKETCHY IDEAS: LANTERN ILLUSTRATION

A recent obsession of mine are lanterns.  I like that each are a little work of art and that they illuminate light.  The ones that hang are like little jewels coming from above.  I’m thinking that these little illustrations are the start of a new series! Like this:Like Loading…

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SKETCH YOUR WALK: OLD BRIDGE ON THE MAUMEE RIVER

“Sketch your Walk”  is a “creativitual” I use to stay inspired, get exercise, keep my art fresh and true to my life. I take my camera (you can use your camera phone too)  on my walk to photograph what I’m seeing and then make simple sketches. This was a recent fall day when I took a walk along a nearby river and captured this old bridge.  It is no longer being used but is a local icon for the small river town…the residents don’t want it…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, ART EXERCISES TO BOOST SELF ESTEEM & UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GIFT OF ARTS

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH”  headlines… Children’s Hospital LA Offers Oasis for Young Creative Artists 6 Art Exercises to Help Boost Self-Esteem University of Michigan Gift of Arts Program   Like this:Like Loading…

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ILLUMINATED MONOGRAM LETTERS

I love typography … especially illuminated letters and monograms.  The Toledo Museum of Art has a great collection of works on paper.  When I took classes there as a kid, I remember being introduced to illuminated letters. I really like the single decorated lettering along a paragraph of words…simple yet powerful.  Here  I used watercolors, markers and white gel pens to create my own version of letters. Like this:Like Loading…

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LAURAMILLERARTIST: ADVENTURES ON INSTAGRAM

{{unknown}}I’ve spent the last 6 weeks staying with my sister at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s hospital.  She has leukemia and just received a bone marrow transplant.  She is doing well and is ONE TOUGH COOKIE!!   We are thankful for her donor and pray for him too. Here are a few pictures during our stay.  You can follow me on instagram. The hospital has a statue of Spider Man in the lobby of the children’s hospital. View from the bone marrow transplant floor.…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HOSPITALS AS STUDIO, HUMANIZING HEALTHCARE & SOLDIERS BUILDING RESILIENCY

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines…. When the hospital becomes the studio… How integrating the arts into hospitals could humanize healthcare Soldiers:  Building resilience through art Like this:Like Loading…

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WYCINANKI PAPER CUT ART JOURNAL

I’ve been experimenting with paper cutting (wycinanki) and including the cut outs in my art journal.  The paper I’ve been using is the white and natural kraft paper that I cover my work surface with…includes random colors, shapes and patterns. I love the graphic nature of the pieces! Like this:Like Loading…

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ART KITS: GIFTS OF ART PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM

My sister recently had a bone marrow transplant at the University of Michigan.  One day the art therapist showed up at the door to see if we were interested in an art kit. We were able to choose from coloring, drawing, bracelet and card making kits.  When I saw the art kit where you can color a mandala and then make your own, I knew it was for me.  My mom and sister decided on the bracelet kits. Creating was a great diversion  to our day!…

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AMUSEMENT PARK ART & COLORS

I haven’t been to an amusement park in years so I thought I would capture the art and colors of the rides, signs and games while I went through the park this summer. I’m not  fan of clowns…kind of scary to me.  Sooooooo…here’s my hand at making a happy clown!       Like this:Like Loading…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: CAN HOSPITAL COLLECTIONS HELP?, INSTALLATION AT ESKANAZI HOSPITAL & UCSF ART PROGRAM EXPANDS

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… The Healing Power of Art: Can Hospital Collections Help? Massive Installation at Eskanazi Hospital Art Program for Cancer Patients Expands to UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus Like this:Like Loading…

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SKETCH YOUR WALK: BUGS ALONG MY WALK

I try to take a walk every day mostly along the river that is nearby. One day I photographed the the bugs I came across.  The last photo is of a huuuuuuuuge spider that was on a railing I was leaning on…didn’t know it was there. Arghhhhh! Like this:Like Loading…

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