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frivolous and fun

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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blackboard

art brown collage cream moss painting pattern

When new systems of social structure become adopted, they too will not be forever systems. As in nature, change is inevitable. How we respond to it is up to us.

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wallpaper

art orange painting pattern teal

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...

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