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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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#050619-A, "Mallard Pond" 6 x 12 collage on watercolor paper

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, stained tissue paper, painted Kraft paper, painted and printing with homemade stamps, mallard feathers and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Switching things up…. Birds are flocking to the feeders and ducks are flocking to the ponds, it always amazes me the color of the mallard ducks head.  The lush green as we see all around us in the midwestern states.  Spring is here and with glorious Hope~

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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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#031819-A, "Independent Growth "   6 x 12 piece of collage on a wood panel ready to hang on your walls.

Materials Used: Wood panel, gloss medium, acrylics, book page, gesso, painted drawing paper, sanded magazine altered with acrylics, map pages with gesso and acrylics, glazing medium with acrylics, graphite pencil wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Today’s tack down came after a walk around the Mayslake Peabody Estate preserve area with a friend. We both said that we would go home and make art.  The weather is still a bit cool, but the sun was shining and that made it appear warmer.  Always good to walk, and with a friend it's even better, the healing is there.


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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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#022519-A, "Hope Meadow" 6 x 12 Assemblage Box, ready to stand on you shelf.   

Materials Used: Wood panel box, old book cut up, gaze, book pages, memorial card from a friend’s husband aunt, wooden balls, birch bark and birch bark branches cut, old bird house wood parts, wire, paper strips for the bird nest, hand stitch white dove from sheet material, and glass.

Meaning behind the art: I started this piece 8 months ago and I had an idea to work with another artist share the assemblage project but we both had a hard time working on one project…so this sat on my book shelf waiting, incubating like a good egg should.  I learned how to hand stitch little mice for Valentine gifts and from another artist I purchased the patterns to make the birds. My first-hand stitch bird added now to the assemblage.
How long did it take you to make this piece…? I’ll have to truthfully tell them, “over 8 months.” I will have to say and with some new learning too.  This piece doesn’t hang it sit up right. And it's for your shelf or someone you know that really loves doves, spring, purple and the fresh meadow. 


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#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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Ffter 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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#020419-A, "Deer Tracks " 6 x 12 collage on Wood panel ready to hang on you walls.

Materials Used: Wood panel, Gloss medium, sanded National Geographic paper with acrylics, morning photo’s printed on copy paper and coated, tea and gloss medium on tissue paper, India Ink mark made paper. Raffia, and Black Walnut leave stems attached to the side, with wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I hadn’t been to the woods in many weeks. This morning opened an opportunity to go. Knowing the path would be so different then what we have around my home.  It’s always icy when there’s a melting period.  I glad I ware my hiking boots and walked the side of the path.  Evidence of so many creatures out there.  I was early enough to hear some raccoon’s fighting over something way up high in the cottonwood.  Something about walking in the woods, puts me in my humble state and one of know who I am.   White snow still out there in areas but a but dirty from the tree bark and any other natural debris that gets blown around. I saw lots of activity with the deer tracks and a few large prints, the weight of the prints were deeper than other others. I’m figuring a buck maybe.  As quickly as I could transferred images around from came to computer to print them out and work with them in this collage. 

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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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#012119-A, "Luna" 6 x 12 Collage on Wood Panel  

Materials Used: Gloss medium, acrylics, Painted papers, Image transfer, leather thread, wooden bead, glass beads, carpet tacks, cheese cloth, embellishments, wax crayons, acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: They say we are all connected, and I totally believe that…and to a larger concept as of the universe too. The way the planets have been moving around, trying to get in alignment, the moon closer to the earth and eclipsing…one can’t help being effect by it.  The dark of a moment to the light of another, rebirth is what they call it.  This weekend was an awesome one and I’m drained in a good way. I took my time with this tack down collage, the cheese cloth needed to dry naturally and the image transfer layers too.  I just allow myself to be in the emotional effect of it all. I myself reconnect to an inner feminine part of myself. I have to say it impressive and awesome to witness natural cycled events like this Lunar Eclipse. As the movement is going on releasing and gathering energies…be kind to yourselves and others.  

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Side view, Wood panel, 8 x 10 



#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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 8 x 8 with mat, 12 x 12 ready for a frame

2 x 2 Micro Mini Gift 

#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.  

Please note if purchased the likely hood of it making it to you home before the Christmas might not happen. But I will try~ 



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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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#120318-A, "Risky " 6 x 12 piece of collage art on wood panel, ready to hang on your wall or makes a perfect gift.

Materials Used: Wood panel, gloss medium, gesso and acrylic painted grocery bags, painted drawing paper, image transfers, carpet tacks, black book thread, acrylic glazing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: In discussion today with my artist way class, the subject of risk and accomplishments came up along with a few other topics, like fear and what’s the payoff when one stays a victim? A great story was told about Mrs. Cicero, which…was a great reminder to keep moving in your life and forward at that…much like a shark does or it dies.  I also saw a picture of Richard Diebenkorns work on social media and just had to share that influence in my work today. 


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#112618-A, "Winter Season Begins" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat ready to pop
into a 12 x 12 frame.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, deli paper with gloss medium resist and acrylic paints, white gift bag with gesso resist, shadowing with acrylics glazing, stitching with black threads and lines drawn with graphite pencil, all sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: A few days past Thanksgiving and we had a big wet snowstorm, the kind of snow that is like a slushy drink.  Some areas it was different and there was more snow.  The winds where blowing so hard our maple trees did a big shedding on the roof and around the back yard.  This is my abstract way I’ve felt the whole experience. 



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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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#111218-A, "With the Light " 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, painted drawing paper, misc. collage papers. acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: This piece of collage work was started in my one class and finally finished up.  When working like this with more painterly back ground I like to work spontaneous and it’s hard to go back into the work another day. But I had enough of it finished all I need to do was add small pieces of paper and seal it up.
Using old book pages sometime will aid in the title of the work. 


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#102918-A, "Cattails in the Bag" 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, altered magazine page with citra solv, brown gift bag with dots, white glazing and brown shadowing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I went digging through my paper bin and grab the first things I was attracted to. Happened to be the brown bag with the dots and the magazine page that was altered with citra solv.  I do enjoy the folds of the paper bag and the effect of the citra solv on the magazines. Then put the totally different papers together and this is what you have. I must admit that just did it with no thought but to see if I could. I colored in the dots with the wax crayons which brought me back to my childhood…good memories of coloring. And the citra solv paper with the gestural acrylic effect remind me of the cattails across the street from my house. The will be doing a burn soon as part of season maintenance. 


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

 Jumbled Communication


Jumbled Communication,
12 x 12
Mat and Framed, 

#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. 




$265.00 plus tax, S/H 







#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.  



Original Artwork 
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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.


Fine Art America for Prints of this piece HERE  


$265.00 tax plus s/h








#092618-A, "Open Roads" 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 acrylic Kraft paper, painted drawing paper, China white pencil, China Black pencil, brayer rolling and gestural marks, wax crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Reflection on the road trip just recently to Nebraska and what I saw…Road ways, most black, fields of corn, and soybeans, rail road tracks and trains, beautiful blue skies, and green pasture.  Using some of the papers I demo and made while I was there the color of Blue Violet seem to makes itself present these days…some thing about that color. 

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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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# 090318-A, "Yellow/Orange Intensity", 8 x 8 collage artwork finished piece with 2” mat all sides, final 12 x 12 ready for a frame of your choice.

Materials Used: 140lb. watercolor paper, gloss medium, Citra Solv sales ad paper from Art Van, painted drawing paper with acrylics, black wax crayon, stamped image, with a final coat of UV Satin Varnish.

Meaning behind the art: I want to say hurry up Fall…but then it seems to last a moment. So, I am thinking about an artist’s date soon in the woods close to my house where a huge Maple Grove is.  When you walk down the path it is so intense with color is almost spiritual scary. A favorite color combo of mine to see and be around is the Gray sky and the color of the leaves, yellow and orange. The cycle continues as we connect the dots with the season upon us. 

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Lean In 
Collage on wood panel
12 x 12 

This collage up for grabs, A demo done at Ephemera Paducah KY, 

$185.00 plus tax and s/h








#082018-A, "Healing with Gratitude " 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat on all sides ready to pop in a frame.

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

Meaning behind the art: Let’s say been through some stuff lately and hang strong on most days.  The family has been focusing on the small moments of gratitude and a simpler life.  I woke up this morning and just wanted to say “Thank You to the Universes and a Greater presence in our lives. 

$75.00 plus tax and s/h 






#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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