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Sparking and Savoring the Artful Life


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Collage for The Documented Life Project

I’m excited to be a featured artist for Art to the 5th’s Documented Life Project
This weeks challenge asks us to use ephemera, old photos and to focus on memories.
Our Prompt quote is by the very popular singer, songwriter Jim Croce, “All that I have are these to remember you. ”

Of course, I do LOVE an old photo and some fabulous found paper, so I set about to build a small flower bouquet of family members, held by a sprite of a young gal.
Here are some photos of my process, see if you can spot the finished piece 🙂

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My supplies for this challenge include: gloss medium by Liquitex, acrylic paint, white, red, raw umber for a wash, pencil, found images, old maps, pages from old magazines.
I started by laying down collage bits, chose my “hero” image, added more photos for small flowers, edited with white paint, smudged with pencil around the edges of my collages and tied it all together with small taps of color 🙂
Enjoy!!
Thanks to everyone at Arttothe5th.com for inviting me to play! I really had a blast with this challenge 🙂 great prompts!

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A little flower power for you!!

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Flowers!!! A fresh pop of inspiration!!!
Enjoy! Xoxox
Lynn


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Great online Art Class in June!

Collage is so so so much fun!!
check out Joy of Collage online class

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Fun conversation and a free class giveaway!!!

A lovely time chatting with Sue of Irreversibly Moi 🙂 She is a kind and open hearted artist who is fun to laugh with and asks great questions. She feels instantly like a friend.
Register for a free drawing for a Joy of Collage too!! Yay!!
Thanks Sue!! check it out here!!

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The Ninny Series!!! Thank you Somerset Memories Spring 2015!

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Always nice to get to chat about collage, mixed media and all the fun ways to make art!!
Have a great day!!
XOXOXOXOXOXOX


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A bolt of inspiration!!! Or two!!

Getting designs ready for the National Stationery Show in New York in May 🙂
Enjoying pattern and color at my local Sewing Studio 🙂 if you need a little jolt of visual joy, head over to your fabric place… Lots to see and feel too!! XOXOXOX

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Springy things are happening!!

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Wanted to share a few things from the magic courtyard! Hope you are soaking in some rays of sunshine and listening to a songbird 🙂

The next two weeks in our Year of the Spark class we are drawing inspiration from nature.
It’s been glorious already 🙂
Wishing you quiet time outdoors to savor the details 🙂
With lots of love,
Xoxo
Lynn