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I will be posting the Tack Down Tuesdays
 here and keep them up a month at time. 
This is March's Showing 

#033020-TDT, "Letting my Heart Dance" 12 x 12 Collage on Watercolor paper Mounted on wood Panel

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, Gloss medium, acrylics, brown paper gesso and acrylics, magazine letters and figure, stamping with homemade stamps and acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Today I wasn’t sure I was going to create a Tack Down Tuesday? It was late in the afternoon, I put some music on with a very strong beat, drumming in fact. And applied acrylic first and started with a colored background and thought about dancing and drumming to the beat. 

$285.00 plus tax and s/h

#032320-A, "Natural State” 12 x 12 Collage on Canvas, ready to hang on the door.

Materials Used: Canvas Gloss medium, old map with gesso and acrylic paints magazine images altered, my photo of a nest made into a image transfer, wax book thread, beads, glazing with acrylic, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: We are in shelter in place now with the virus…so hard to believe. I’m grateful for all the windows in my house and the time I get to spend outside. Nature has no idea…but maybe Nature does.  As I walked to my mailbox there on the ground with snow on was a nest. I don’t think it was completely built and fell out of the maple tree the night before when we had some winds. I’ve always followed natures symbolism as guide.  I could look at it this way as an empty nest, no eggs or a nest open like our hearts.  I have funny things I do every morning and one of them is to pull a card from my Inner Compass deck…and the card I pulled was “Open.” I read about the card I pulled the word stood out, “Natural State of the heart is to be open.”


#030920-TDT "Insightful Cottage " 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 painted, Grocery bag with gesso and acrylic paint, India Ink on drawing paper, sanded magazine pages, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I didn’t know what I was going to do today…Cleaning up in the studio, with this class session over and new one to start the end of the month, I had bags of supplies all over the place. I had a watercolor paper ready to go and wanted to see what would happen if I just grabbed in my bag of scraps. Working with these oranges again…warm rich colors.  Makes me happy.  

$75.00 plus tax

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#030220-TDT "One Zinnia " 6 x 12 collage on wood panel ready to hang on your wall.  

Materials Used: Wood panel, gloss medium, stained and string tissue paper, India Ink on drawing paper, gesso and acrylics on brown grocery bag, flower stencil resist with Never Dull cleaning product, mark making with a feather, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I had been working with the orange paper on another project and was drawing to it today. I had a image of the flower and the warmth of colors that I was using with this collage I was thinking of summer. 


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

  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

  3. I have been following you for years, in art and your love of nature walks. I hike in our Forest Preserve here (Ryerson woods, Riverwoods, IL). If I may suggest an answer to the icy trails, it's Yak-Traks. They strap to your boots and you can walk without fear of falling. You can literally run on ice. Not that my 61 Yr.old body wants to do that...
    I continue to admire and soak in your beautiful art. Anni

  4. Hi Anni,
    I jumped over to you blog and I do love your work too. Thank you for the tips on walking in the woods with the yak-traks...Yes running on the ice was a thing of my youthful past..LOL


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