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Collage Art for your Collection

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

#022420-TDT "#352" 8 x 8 piece of collage art on watercolor paper with 2” mat on all sides, ready for a frame in 12 x 12 form.

Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, Photograph sanded, Old book pages, sheet music, India ink mark making paper, painted drawing paper, stamping, graphite pencil and acrylics glazing, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Just could find the creative spark. So, I pulled out a piece I did in October 2019 using a photograph as my inspiration. Hard to see but the canoe has the same blue and red design on its edge that is in the collage. This was a demo piece I did to show how to pull this all together.

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Fine Art America prints and other cool stuff. 

#021720-TDT, "Mercury Retrograde" 10 x 20 Collage with image transfer created on Wood Panel.

Materials Used: Gloss medium, acrylics, India Ink on drawing paper, Acrylic paints on drawing paper, Gesso and acrylic paints on brown bag, printing, acrylic glazing medium, shadowing, wax pastel crayons, black waxed book thread,  sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: I follow the heavens and the earth, but yesterday started the First Mercury Retrograde. As I study, I find out that Mercury is the planet of communication. It rules our mind, our thought processes, and our ability to think clearly. People though lately seem to think a retrograde is a bad thing, in fact it’s the opposite. The retrograde guides us to tap into the unseen, hidden realms of our mind. It helps us to tune in and listen so we can become better communicators.   The strongest aspect to communication is listening. Not talking…as some would think. Also, with the listening slowing down is a big help during the retrogrades. 


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#021020-TDT, "Press Pause” 12 x 12 Collage on Wood Panel, Ready to hang on your wall.

Materials Used: Wood panel, Gloss medium, Nevr Dull magazine paper, sanded magazine paper, acrylic paints, Image transfer of Ukrainian words, Image transfer silhouette of a woman in pants suit, waxed book thread sewn through wood panel, wax crayons used for line energy.  glazing with acrylic, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: As in many of our lives we are smacked hard with a sudden moment of loss, grief and or death. Are we every prepared for it?  I know my heart would want to hit the pause button, and fast so that I don’t have to really feel what is happening. Love comes in many forms and if you’re in one of these moments, mending our hurt hearts is never a straight shot. The need to press the pause button in our lives so that we can feel means it’s real, our love that is…allow the mending to take whatever path it needs; we will be better for it. 

 $285.00 plus tax, s/h 

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Fine Art America printable items and fine art. 

#020320-TDT “Honored Love" 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 grocery bag, India Ink on drawing paper, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.

Meaning behind the art: Still have a Love moment…this one is in Honor of love,

$75.00 plus tax and s/h

Prints available of this artwork on Fine Art America 


  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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