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#100819-A "Loving the Process" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, paper from a brown bag mixed media session, sanded magazine pages, printed deli paper, painted drawing paper, pushing areas back with sponge roller of white acrylics, graphite crayon, white china pencil, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’m preparing to share in a workshop about the process of this Abstract, Mixed Media Collage and the fun you can have with the choices you can make personalizing the art. From the process of making your own papers, questioning, holding inner conversation, allowing your outer and inner influence to come out on the surface of the papers and your substrates…did I say that I’m in love with this process? I get excited every time…the papers change here and there but the process stays the same.


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#093019-A "Opinions and Judgement Calls" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, white drawing paper, sanded magazine pages, india ink mark making paper, painted drawing paper, sewing tracing wheel for mark making, stamping, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: At many points of information that’s been coming in I’ve read the words Stay Open and to stay open you must not have a strong opinion or make judgements. I had left over scraps on my collage table from a commission piece I did, and I wanted to see if I could put something together. And stay open to what every happened and respond to it.  This is more of an experiment for me than anything else. There were a few things that happened unexpectedly, and I had to cover it up. I never know what a Tack Down Tuesday will be when I start them. Sometimes it’s just about exploring, experimenting, staying open and letting go of the inner critic.


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#092319-A, "Putting it in Place " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, sanded magazine pages, painted drawing paper, India Ink mark made, Never Dull resist, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I started off with a vertical composition and then let it expand, while listing to Rising Appalachia on Spotify. Had my paper picked out and just began.  Allowing what ever to came to the surface and out.  I’ve been filled with a bunch of new Ideas which of course want to come out all at the same time but can.  So, putting it in place as of a studio timeline might be a better choice.  I’m taking small steps in a few areas, switching things up a bit. 


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#091619-A, "Color Wheel"10 x 10 piece of collage on watercolor paper. Ready for you to mat and frame as you like.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss  medium, acrylics, Sanded magazine paper with acrylics, Old book page, Brown Kraft paper with gesso, texture and acrylics, gesso painted map with acrylics and stamping, Glazing and shadowing with  acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I started this piece in the 1-day workshop at CAC in Peoria IL on Sunday, with our limit on time I couldn’t finish mine, all the students finished theirs though. We used every minute of the that day creating papers for a finished collage.  I worked them at a fast pace, but this is a plus in some respects as you don’t over think things and just do and most of the time that gut instinct is right on. Maybe next year I can come back and have a 2-workshop and we can continue where we left off.  I was into the Hot Orange color on Sunday working those warm colors with the cool.  Thinking of Fall. 


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#090919-A, "Nourished Healing " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” boarder

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, stenciled magazine papers gloss medium and Never Dull, sanded magazine page with sandpaper and stencil, shape punches, glazing medium and acrylics, graphite pencil, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art:
Some many things nurture us, from good whole food, simple walks in the woods to a long chat with a dear good friend.  The question asked this morning in my phone call with her was, “what do you need to nurture myself.  A good send of well-being, and a scene of safety with a twist of the simple things in life. The red was my go to paper this day as I was digging through my stacks of paper to make the Tack Down and the papers with the stenciled patterns…I think it was a demo paper I shared at a workshop…good to use that papers u,  right? 



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#090219-A, "Why is Denial So Thick?" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat and black frame ready to hang on your wall.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, brown bag with gesso mixed media on the surface, studio table painted paper, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, image transfer sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: September is a time to regroup, recover and ground yourself again. I can’t help but think we are all in a thick denial of some sorts, our whole world, our environment, our economy, our governments, our families, our friends.  It can make you walk with a very thick and heavy heart.  We have choices, we need to wake up and make them. When we do for ourselves it does affect other swaying black and white some say…. but what about a stronger recovery?  a more personal one that really can make an impact?  You can’t save anyone till you save yourself first…Let September be a new beginning in so many other ways, not just for our little folk going back to school.  This piece went in many directions till I let go and let it speak to me…another healing moment for sure.


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#082519-A, "Our Earthly Dysfunction" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, mucked up newspaper, tall grass image transfer, glazing, painted maps, sanded magazines, gesso and acrylic brown bag, wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I was away teaching a workshop in Door County in a lush green space, I was blown away by the green I felt blanketed by it. And while I’m away I hear about the Amazon Forest and I just don’t understand why we all don’t get it…. If there isn’t an earth what will wealth be about?  We are all part if this dysfunction when it come to this planet.  What will be left for the next generations?  Are the green backs all that is important?   Wake up people!!  My emotions are high…and my passion strong, I know I need to express it somehow. I make a statement…Us we are one, all of one, we are all one. 


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#081219-A, "Let Fear Fall " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 Framed ready for your walls.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss polymer medium, acrylics, Pale tracing paper, sheet music, plant seeds, Downy woodpecker feathers, off-white cheese cloth, found leather with cross, rub off letters, Old book page altered with acrylic paints, wax crayons, acrylic glazing medium, watercolor pencil, resister parts, black waxed book thread sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art:
I wanted to do something different as of my approach to starting, break my own rules of process. I applied gloss medium and dropped on the cut strips of tracing paper and sheet music along with the plant seeds.  Let it dry on the surface then used my tack iron to flatten it down. I added some off-white cheese cloth with a good layer of wet gloss medium below to hold it in place. I had to set the hair dryer on it to speed up the drying process. After all layers were dried, I applied a layer of glazing medium and acrylic’s black and raw umber. Brushed it on and then wipe off some.  I wanted to see the texture of papers, layers of gloss medium and cheese cloth. It worked. poked some holes to add the resisters on in a row across the top. Stitching of the cross piece and gluing of the Downy woodpecker feathers were added. This wasn’t a description meaning instead it was a step by step process.   

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#080519-A, "Healing within, " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, black acrylics on buff painted deli sheet, Stained tissue paper, painted drawing paper, shadowing done with acrylics and glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: The circles or ringlets are an ongoing series, that I’ve been working with over the years.  They usually pop up when great understanding is needed. I was going to title the piece, where is our humanity? But that seem to sarcastic. Good question though and one that might not be able to be answers clearly as two legged on this great planet have been toying with wild belief of how it should be.  Then I read something after I was finished with the collage, the words, “healing within the fullness of life,” Despite all that happens to a few but many times through the times we still are asked to keep living and how?  We have to keep finding the gratitude the fullness of life and pray for those that don’t have it in their lives.  Art Saves Lives~


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#072919-A, "Let’s See Where This Goes” 10 x 10 Collage on wood panel, ready to hang on your walls.

Materials Used: Wood Panels with cradle sides,  gloss medium, acrylics, back side of a drawing paper, gesso and acrylic brown paper bag, graphite pencil, image transfers of the girl, moth and the cottonwood leaves, carpet tacks, waxed book thread, wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I like to play around with silhouettes of women from magazines and then alter them in some way differently then they were.  I love this pose and yes, I made it look like me.  I just picked the paper on the right side of the surface and went for it…played around and played around allowing images to come together.  There is no for sure knowing…we are always at the mercy of the mystery.  Knowing just enough to get ourselves in trouble or just enough to make different choices.  It’s probably best this way…Keeps life interesting. I’m delighted to use the carpet tacks and this time a multitude of colored threads. Something about tying knots to…my fingers seem to gravitate to the motion. 


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#072219-A, "Calm Cool " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, sanded magazine with template, painted drawing paper, graphite pencil, white acrylic glazing, wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art:  We had a pretty intense couple of days in the upper 90’s and high humidity.  Kind of scary out there.  And now we’ve had a break mid 70’s.  One can’t help but not be affected by the weather.  I know I shared that I never use purple then a few years back I pushed myself to use that color. And today with how it felt outside I looked for purple.  I was looking to express a sense of calm, compassionate and sturdiness.  Asymmetrical design, can you see it’ though it’s a horizontal there is more activity on one side and smaller elements then what is happening on the other side in larger shapes. I like the tall stick like element, they’re to represent the cattails across the street from my house that stand straight up and bend and bow to the winds. What a beautiful dance.  


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#071519-A, "Thick Energy " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, India ink marks on drawing paper, Brown Bag with gesso and acrylic paper, drawing paper with acrylics, Wax crayons, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: Focusing on a larger view the sun, moon, our planet and the others that accompany us out there are doing what they do best…some retrograding and other partially eclipsing.  Some may call it heavy and thick energy.  Over the years retrograde was always looked upon as a bad thing but from my new understanding it can mean a time to slow down, stop rushing around.  The partial lunar eclipse too always a time to of shedding and release.  So, with the energy that I have doing some introspective work the best things for me is to bring it out through the hands.  Creative energy that is. I look upon this as a good thing, being able to continue to create through feeling, emotion and life happens and not separate it, let it be a part of all.  

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#070719-A, "Nature’s Bounty" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, photo image transfer, image transfer, gesso and acrylic Kraft paper, painted drawing paper, drawing media, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: I started my morning off by myself in the woods and walked around two times. Total of 4 miles about and I stopped many times to just look up and all around. I was amazed at the variety of plants and trees and how the all were mixed together and next to each other. Then I thought about our world and why can’t we live like nature.   I was also amazed at the amount of poison ivy out there. Grow close to the edge of the path and then staying by it’s like a little tree to up a large oak just covering every inch of the truck area and then on up to the branches.  Silly but being out in the woods brings such joy.  Feeling blessed from nature and the walk I experienced this morning with a bonus sighting of a doe and fawn.  


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 Three Cards made with the same papers as the Tack Down Tuesday collage art.
My Giveaway to you when you purchase, Solar Eclipse 

#070119-AC, "Solar Eclipse" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat on all sided and ready for a 12 x 12 frame. As an added addition to this Tack Down Tuesday is three handmade cards,

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics on drawing paper, magazine font cut up, India ink on drawing paper, scribing, spreading and shadowing were done in a cruciform composition, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I was in a pretty good mood when I got up to the studio in the late morning, did my food shopping and a session of yoga, and a nice morning chat with the husband before work he headed to work. I had decided to put on some drumming music and found a great one.   Couldn’t help but to do a bit of dancing too.  As I began the piece today, the thought to came to me…three mini collage and make them into cards and add them in this piece as a giveaway.   I do love to do the little ones and dress up the background before I glue them down on the card.  I was drawn to the different textural marks in the paper and then making more on the surface too. Might have been the music that got all excited.  And on Tuesday it will be a Solar Eclipse… light and dark symbolized with black and white the cross or cruciform composition represent the crossing over the moon between the earth and sun and the green color is for the continued grow we all need to do to save this planet.  


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#111813-A, "Pin, Buckle, Stitches " 10 x 10 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat with Black Frame behind Plexiglass, 16 x 16

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss  medium, acrylics, Eco dyed coffee filter, painted drawing paper, gesso and painted Kraft paper, brass safety pin, Old leather watch band, black waxed book thread, glass and brass beads, stamping with homemade stamps and acrylics glazing,  wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’ve been in the woods more so the last few weeks and really enjoying the plant friends out there.  Working from a more organic color theme this week because of the time spent in nature. It amazes me how just a simple idea of showing up at the collage table or showing up in the woods can really lead you on a bit of adventure.  Making choices as you go along. Which way should I go when there’s a fork on the path?  Or should I add the rust color here or there?  And yes, I’m working with the horizontal line…as my composition. So many ways it can be worked with.  

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#061719-A "Strawberry Moon" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, India Ink on drawing paper done with a tall grass handmade brush, Gesso on white lunch bag, and some solid color red on drawing paper with graphite pencil, wax crayons sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: This evening the June Full Moon will be shinning bright, I hope to see it with a group of like-minded women drumming in the tipi tonight, releasing through song, connecting with in full spirit and renewing our souls.  The Strawberry Moon reminds us of the ripe fruits especially strawberries.  The Full Moon was also known as Full Rose Moon.  I made this paper with black India ink lines with tall grass brush on drawing paper while in Wisconsin teaching a workshop and really fell in love with it. I’m delighted to be creating with it today on this Full June Moon.    


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 #061019-A, Tall Grass 11

#Tall Grass 1 

#061019-A-B, "Tall Grass 1, & 11" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper ready for a mat and frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, old book pages, India ink on drawing paper, found papers, painted drawing paper, image transfer of Tall Grass graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I did a demo this past Saturday and I had enough paper to create another collage, so these two pieces are up sale together.  I picked out the lime green paper with the turquoise, I do like them together, with the image transfer of the tall grass and I demonstrated my process with stenciling, rolling on acrylics, scribing and adding gestural lines with glazing and shadowing. 




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#060319-A, "Let Art be Your Path" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper, matted with a 2” mat on all sides, ready for a frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, book pages with photo image transfer, stamps, wax crayons, graphite pencils, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I was in a frustrated mood, by the time the afternoon I was pleased to be in my studio. Sometimes work can come out from me and be a bit dark in emotion and other times it comes out seeking a different perspective. It’s all about working through my feelings. Seeking more peace about the situation I turn to the creative process to find the calm.  Creativity is a spiritual path through which one can understand lives in’s and out’s.   


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#052719-A, "In Memory of Service" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, Citra Solv paper, painted engineer plans, sanded magazines, brown bag altered with gesso and acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: This piece I started off in my master collage class, a month ago and hadn’t had a chance to finish it.  I’ve been making a slow re-enter to home after a dynamic week in Wisconsin teaching a workshop.  Been loving the Citra Solv paper lately that I made about a year ago. I never know when I’ll use a paper that I make…but I’m digging it now. Also it is Memorial Day and to think of our men and women in armed services and what they have done for us…our Freedom. 


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#051319-A "Hope Float” 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper, with 2” mat, final size is 12 x 12 ready for a frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, , painted Kraft paper, painted and printed drawing paper, image transfers, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I wasn’t going to make a tack down Tuesday today. But I went to collage table and opened my box of papers and just started grabbing.  I’ve not done a image transfer in a long time so I decided to put a few in.  The image of the cottonwood leaves that I took a picture of and then was able to bring it to the computer and make shrink it to size.  No glazing or shadowing in this collage.


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#042919-A, "Pine Needle Range" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper, mounted in a wood panel, floating. Ready to hang on your wall.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss Medium, acrylics, eco dyed paper with rust, copper and tea, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, black thread, Pine Needles, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I finally got a chance to see the Native American Veterans work Original Warrior at the National Veterans Museum in Chicago and to see Rick Bartow’s work, I really love his work. I was inspired and not that my work looks anything like his.   It had me acting on ideas without second guessing.  Just doing.  The work comes out a raw.  I am not so worried about the final piece as of what will protect it.  Exploring is what these Tack Down Tuesday are about…trying something new out.


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#041519-A, "This Performance is Complete " 11 x 11 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat, final size 15 x 15 ready for a Frame  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, paint drawing paper, altered books pages, altered brown bags, wax crayons, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: This piece is bigger then I normally do on Tack Down Tuesday…Changing things up for today.  I also am doing something that I tell my students not to do, and that is keep adding different papers to the composition.  I keep digging into my scrap box of coated papers and grabbing different printed papers and colors and adding them to the surface.  Also, there is an bit of thought about paying attention to make the connections…read that this morning in one of Julia Cameron’s small quote books. I could have called it Linked together…but then I came to the point where I felt it was finished.  Taking on a circle feel to it also I decided to end the act and call it “This Performance is Complete.”


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#081715-A, "Introspective Purpose " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat, final size 12  x 12 ready for a Frame  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, paint drawing paper, natural marks with dried grass India Ink on drawing paper, wax crayons, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Today in on of my class the top come up about introspective work on Self for self-express. I asked the question, do we come to a time in our life when we stop doing the introspective work?  Most in the class would agree that by doing this sort of work we as creative humans continue to grow and learn about our self and the world around us.  It’s a good thing to be a lifelong learner.

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#040119-A “Can it be just what it is?” 8 x 8 collage on watercolor paper, with mat final size ready to frame will be 12 x 12

Materials Used: Gloss medium 140 lb. watercolor paper, acrylics, graphite crayon, scrap collage box papers, tissue paper, magazines, and painted drawing paper, stenciling, stamping and sealed with a UV Satin Varnish

Meaning behind the art:
I had stated this piece a while back and finished it just yesterday. I liked playing around like this from time to time.  Bouncing and responding off the values, shapes and sizes while working in line. Purely graphic design play and trusting my judgement. 



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#032519-A, "It was the kind of papers” 8 x 8 piece of collage art on Watercolor paper, with 2” mat on all sides to a finished size of 12 x 12, ready for a frame. 

 Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylic painted drawing paper, book page, old journal page, acrylic painted tracing paper, glazing with acrylic, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished. 
 Meaning behind the art: I had to travel up north from my home for a meeting and to scout out a gallery space, David Adler Center, in Libertyville. Meet some great artists there and I’m looking forward to exhibiting them with. I had planned on visiting the National Vietnam Veteran Museum but had a nudge to check and see if they were even open on Monday…found out they were closed…. a bit disappointed but it will have to be another day. Came home and had lunch and got right in to the studio to create this piece. I had such a passionate feeling which the color red represents. And the words, gestural marks became the conversation with other collage artists….as I looked at the book ages there were the words, “was the kind of papers.” I thought how fitting…as we just were sharing about our supplies of papers etc.



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#031119-A, "Quarter Sections “ 4 -8 x 8 collages on watercolor paper mounted Final Size will be determined on how you hang it...but it's roughly 18 x 18 

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted Kraft paper, painted and printed deli sheets with homemade stamps, painted drawing paper, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, and sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I had a piece of art that has been stored for over a year and the color grabbed my attention at the bottom of dry rack…where I store my unfinished works. I had used scrap piece with a white glazing instead of a dark brown or black glazing.  Some thing in me ask, how can I do something different…the idea of cutting it in to four section came.  Off I went to get the wood panels and prepare them for the collages to be fused to the surface of the panels. The four section are to be hung together with the space between them.  I will have them marked on the back as to how the are to hang. By asking to do something different it made it exciting  for me today…things can get same old same old in the process of creating so I don’t get bored it’s good to play around… It was one big piece then I cut in up…not an easy task to do but I was excited to do it.


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#030419-A, "What would we do if we could" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor with 2” white mat on all sides ready for a frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, resist on deli paper with acrylic, sanded magazine paper, white, blue, green and ochre wax crayons, graphite crayon, acrylic shading and sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Pondering simple tasks and more challenging one in the next few days… I bring it to the surface.  Chatting about spring hopeful to see green and the blue skies, the color black was mentioned and shared that it’s a power color or a color to wear if you want to pull back, it has a dual purpose. I had sanded some black magazine paper that created some interesting angled lines.  I always talk about how a diagonal line need to have purpose when working with them in our artwork…I like to set up assignments such as this to see what I can work with.  Stimulating my problem-solving skills in design.  This Tack Down today was a combination of all. 

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Shape Tracking - Video 


#021819-A, "Shape Tracking " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat ready for a frame.

Materials Used: Shape Tracking-
140 lb. watercolor paper, gloss medium, sanded magazine pages altered with acrylics, brown bag altered with gesso and mixed media, drawing paper with acrylics, glazing with acrylics and wax crayons and uv satin varnish.

Meaning behind the art: Sometimes I pick papers that have nothing in common and I try to create something that relates. Moving the shapes, I see in different colors and repeat the patterns. I was going to call it Fancy Footwork but didn’t stay long. I’m really enjoying my scraps and brown bag papers lately…so many different layers of elements can’t help but get excited about using it. 

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After the gestural marks....collage papers are placed.

 White acrylic paint was rolled on to push back some of the papers so the weren't so bold. This also brings in lighter value.
Glazing and shadowing then to the final stead of adding some extra color with the wax crayons. 
Did I every tell you I enjoyed coloring when I was little. 




#021119-A, "What’s Love got to do" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat all sides, ready for a frame

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, studio table painted paper, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: The Love Holiday is coming up this Thursday and my next thought about this comes with the song Tina Turner sings, “What’sLove got to do with it.”  As I was chatting with a dear friend on the phone this morning I was walking around pick and choosing pieces of my scrap paper and placing them.  I started off with the gestural mark to introduce myself to the surface of the watercolor paper.  Stopping now and then and take a picture of the process.  Less is more, in applying paper I’ve chosen instead to leave the background visible and pushing back some of the scrap papers I’ve used.  I’ve added my new favorite color in the Neo Color II Crayon, Sky Blue.  I’ve been playing with this color the past year. So back to the question, “what’s love got to do with it.” I’ll say everything.  


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Framed in a wood panel box, Glass and turn buttons 


Frame is painted a nice rich deep brick red. Small portion of the it can be seen on the front and all sides and back are painted in this color 



#012819-A, "Impression upon my heart" Floating Collage in a 12 x 12 wood frame with glass

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, studio table painted paper, black thread, glass beads, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: My mind was in a lot of place today, some I fight hard to stay out of.  I listened to some music an artist friend gave me, and it really snapped me out it.  Happy to say it brought me to the heart thinking. Which I much rather do. I wanted to make a few more Floating Collage before March of this year so you may see a few more.  Floating collages are raised up from the surface to allow the outside edges of the papers to appear floating.  I do love doing these styles of collages now and then, it gets me to think both the inside composition and how the outside edge of the papers related to each other.  The glass is on the top held in place with turn buttons.  This way you can loosen them and clean the glass and put it back on. It makes it more fragile and delicate too. 

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#011419-A, “Present Celebration" 8 x 10 piece of collage art on a Wood Panel ready to hang on our wall or gift to someone special

Materials Used:, Gloss medium, acrylics on sheet music, drawing paper, white gift bag. Found piece of blue ribbon, black and white thread with glazing and acrylic, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin on wood panel.

Meaning behind the art: I finally used the piece of paper I made while I was doing a residence at the Indian Prairie Public Library.  I had made a copy of the paper and save in a file on computer.  I liked what happened on the surface and wasn’t sure how to use it as a piece of art.  But this morning when I put this piece together it just all connected and with the blue ribbon that was found, one of my favorite colors. Feeling good and grateful for life, I celebrate the presence. 


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 #010719-A, "No Forest, No Clean Water 8 x 8 piece of collage art on a Wood Panel ready to hang on our wall or gift to someone special.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, India ink on drawing paper, papers dyed with walnut and India ink, black thread hand stitching, glazing with acrylic, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished mounted on wood panel.

Meaning behind the art: I grabbed five pieces of paper and the India ink black trees popped up and had me thinking of the forests burned down, sometimes this act is welcome as of controlled burns, but not when it’s effects so many homes and families and critters. Then I couldn't help but grab the blue papers…and the walnut dyed papers.  Thinking about our waters poisoned by so many lies. The inner emotion came out, must have been holding them in for a while.  Not that anything was solved in creating this piece…I just feel better that I was able to extinguish some thing that I was carrying around.   Plus, I’ve been working with a house/home series in 2018 but it must not be yet. Carrying it in to 2019 now. 



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#123118-A, "Red Tail Dreams 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, drawing paper with gloss resist, magazines sanded and altered with acrylic paints, Glazing and acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I had a dream a few nights ago…which is rare that I remember anything.  This dream had a Red Tail Hawk flying over me and a few of it tails feather fell out right for me to pick up.  And then I’ve been seeing Red Fox image all over and I used a magazine that had red color and made a stencil of the fox and used that.  I’m not sure what that means…there’s always a meaning right?  I’m sure it will be revealed.  Been seeing a whole lot of owls too up in our big cotton wood trees…close to mating season.  Well any ways the Red Tail Hawk and the Red Tail of the Fox has me calling this tack down piece Red Tail Dreams. 

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#121718-A, "Turquoise Ringlet" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat on all sides, with a small micro mini 2 x 2 mounted on watercolor paper holiday gift.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted Kraft paper, India Ink marks on watercolor paper, painted drawing paper, white china pencil, with no glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Turquoise is high on the favorites list of color along with green turquoise. I went digging in my papers and grabbed what I was attracted to.  Shared at my Artists Way group that it’s my favorite color as like most people know. The color is on my mind all day. As the Tack Down Tuesday are a commitment to show up and see what happens.  Most of the time it’s relying on the Basics of Design.  

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#121018-A, "Power of a Circle" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat ready to put in a 12 x 12 frame

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, studio table painted paper, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’ve had the privilege to sit this past few years in circles, mostly women.  The respect for each other is amazing to me. Listening to what others are really saying, we are heard, and we belong to something bigger then ourselves. The feelings afterward are truly amazing. Connection to the individual person and their stories shared with great understanding and compassion.  Laughter and tears are felt in no other way.  I was thinking of the essence this brings into my life, the support through trying times and the losses that are understood and not compared.  The power of gathering together speaks to a Universal Law handed down and is coming back, it’s always been part of our healing options, we just turned away from it and forget how important listen, gathering and belong really are. 



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#111918-A, "Celebration with Spirit " 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, feather image transfers, painted drawing paper, Graphite crayon, glazing medium, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Feathers have always been a spiritual attraction to my soul. I had played around with my gel plate and printed on the real feathers.  Then I went further and took a picture of it and brought to my computer and from that point I was able to print them any size and use them for an image transfer.  So the process of the Tack Down Tuesdays is to expand and explore ideas, which this week I celebrate with a larger spirit in my life and with my family in gratitude for warmth, food and connections. May you all celebrate the larger parts of life. 



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Collage sketch, Dance of Energy, made with magazine papers and glue stick 

 Jumbled Communication


Jumbled Communication,
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#102218-A, "Jumbled Communications” 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat with black frame to final size 12 x 12

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted engineer plans, painted drawing paper, magazine pages, font from magazine, glazing medium, acrylics, wax pastel crayons, graphite crayon, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I had a ton of things to do today, so I ended up creating the Tack Down Tuesday early Monday morning instead of Monday afternoon. (saved that time for yard work and being in the sun, beautiful fall day) I used a collage sketch as a reference, which it was the blue that I was attracted to and looking through my box of coated papers I had just the right color blue for it.  I do love the words cut up and placed in a cluster.  Some thing about that color blue that captivates me. And our communication skills these days…all jumbled up, nothing sound clean and clear any more. 




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#101518-A, "In the Moment" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, scrap papers from my collage bin, Graphite crayon, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Something I read in Finding Water by Julia Cameron today in Class, in order for us to go forward, we must live in the now.  I took my big graphite crayon and let it rip on the white surface and kept my mind in the present moment, raw, messy and real.  



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Venus Retrograde 

12 x 12, 2" mat all sides, and a black frame. 

#100818-A, "Venus Retrograde 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 In a Black Frame   

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, gesso and acrylic brown paper bag with mixed media, and stamping, glazing and shadowing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Got my weekly planet updated and found out that the planet in Venus is in Retrograde. That has to do with our hearts and relationships around that.  There’s more but you’re suppose to bring flowers into your house this week…This explains the flower power I’ve been feeling. So bring some cut flowers in or buy yourselves some bright colored Mum’s.


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#091818-A, "Hands On" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.  

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, Gesso and painted Brown Bag, painted drawing paper, Glazing, pastel pencil, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I’m in Aurora Nebraska presenting a 5-day workshop. Peoples from all over have come to this event that happens once a year. They here have created a very warm fun-loving atmosphere for us all to create in.  I could express it better then with the warmth of yellow and the hands on that we are all gather and growing from with the art lessons and techniques. Friendships are being made…it’s just so cool.  

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#091018-A, "The Survivors,”8 x 8 artwork finished piece with mat and backing 12 x 12

Materials Used: 140lb. watercolor paper, Gloss medium, tack iron, gesso textured brown lunch bags, stained tissue paper, old book pages, resist National Geographic magazine papers, painted drawing paper, gesture marks, glazing medium sealed with a UV satin Varnish.

Meaning behind the art: I wasn’t going to create a piece for this week…lots going on. Then I found myself with nothing to do in the afternoon. I thought why not? Go make a piece, got ambitious and start larger 14 x 14 and pulled out papers and had a great time in the flow of it all. When it was finished I knew it was not a piece for sale. It was a piece to explore and experiment with.  It will set on the side for how long I don’t know.   I then remember the two piece I made when I was in Paducah KY…I like the one with the words, The Survivors, on it and I felt that it was more fitting to launch out today.  Being it been 17 years since 9-11. 

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#081318-A, "Tree of Lights" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” white mat, ready to pop into a frame of your choice.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, Citra Solv on big advertainment magazine, small stamping graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: The colors of brown and blue are always comforting to me. And today felt like a day to be comforted and a day to come into oneself. The image of the tree though distorted spoke to me.  And I decided to use on that one piece of paper.  The faint color blue was present, so I pulled it out more with acrylic paints and painted drawing paper I had made for past collage works.


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4 comments:

  1. I absolutely love both of these Laura. Your passion really shows in your art. Well done!

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  2. Hi Laura,
    I am interested in purchasing "Open Roads", but when I press purchase it sends me to a different page than the rest of paintings.
    Susan Hart

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