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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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LEATHER BELT UPCYCLE CUFF BRACELET

I really like to wear bracelets so I decided to up cycle some old leather belts I came across to make into cuffs.  The hardest part was getting holes into the leather that would accommodate the snaps. After cutting the belt with an Exacto knife and a ruler as a guide, I punched holes into the leather using an old metal hole punch.  I’ve since then purchased a leather hole punch which makes it soooooo much easier. I affixed the snaps following the directions on…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HEALING POWER OF ART, CREATIVE PEOPLE AGE BETTER & PUT EMOTIONS ON PAPER

Check out this week’s “Art for Your Health Headlines”… More Hospitals Harnessing Healing Power of Art Creative People Age Better, Study Finds Free-form Art Class Lets Girls Put Emotions on Paper Like this:Like Loading…

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CREATIVE’S PLANNER & ART JOURNAL COVER & DIVIDERS

COMBINING A PLANNER & ART JOURNAL I’m a visual person! I still like to write things down and cross it off my list so I use a paper planner.  I also like to art journal.   In order to combine the two I make a customized planner and art journal. Today I’m featuring the cover and dividers.  I used watercolor paper, inks, acrylic paints, Sharpies and white Sakura Gelly Roll pen. Like this:Like Loading…

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THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

The Toledo Museum of Art recently hosted a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian called “The Art of Video Games”.  It chronicled the evolution of gaming including actual games and how games are developed. The first game you come across is Pac Man…it was the most played game there! Mario Brothers… They gave Tetris glasses to the first 100 attendees. There were original illustrations that were developed into game characters. Illustrations to set the stage in the game. The oldest console they exhibited was from Mattel. Board…

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DIY HANDMADE MIXED MEDIA BUSINESS CARDS

I made these business cards in a pinch.  Used an “old school” stamp from OfficeMax and some mixed media techniques. Sprayed Dylusion inks onto Avery Business cards using a plastic doilie as a stencil.   Stamped my info on the front and back of the card.  Then used a Sharpie marker to color the ends black to give it a finished look. Like this:Like Loading…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HEALING POWER, HOSPITAL QUILT ROOM & EXPAND COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines! The Healing Power of Art & Music  Hospital Quilt Room Turns Fabric into Wheelchairs Therapy Uses Movement, Song & Art to Expand Cognitive Function Like this:Like Loading…

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“KEEP IT SIMPLE” ART JOURNAL PAGES

Simple use of simple supplies… office labels envelopes markers glue stick colored masking tape spray inks paper paper cutting doodling gluing Like this:Like Loading…

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