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art process collage detail green orange painting pattern video
Did you ever want to know how and why gel pens were invented? If so this video today is for you. Enjoy! Below the video I share a painting I made in 2021 that I never shared before now—yes, I used gel pens to create the piece. Or use this link in your browser: https://youtu.be/NmR6c10KNtc No, I am not getting any kickbacks or funds from sharing this gel pen video. It's just fun facts! And also, I use a ton of Uni-ball pens in Black and White ink in my work (a type of pen featured towards the end of...
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art process collage detail orange sketchbook video
I have been practicing book binding methods in 2022. I have made several mini collage sketchbooks from what I learned. I also have this little gem posted for sale here. Included with the mini-book purchase is a 30 minute Zoom (or in-person, if possible) meeting with me. Let's chat! Let's create!
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The other day I was having a conversation with a fellow artist about wallpaper. She plans to paint wallpaper motifs into her still-life painting. We talked about wallpaper as it is used as a decorative element, often chosen by women, to adorn walls in rooms in homes. This conversation had me thinking about William Morris and his desire to combat industrialization with craft and handmade items of beauty—including wallpaper. You can learn a little bit more about him here. Then this mini dive into Morris' history (I recall doing quite a bit of research on his arts and craft shops...