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June 27th  2017
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Laura Lein-Svencner 2013
From the House Studio

Old trucks with character, how can I compare our marriage to them?  They've been around for along time and withstood many situation and come through stronger then ever lasting the trials of time. Randy-Yes the Husband and I will be celebrating our 36th Anniversary today.

On a side note...Randy and I will be traveling down to New Orleans in October this year I was accepted for the Artist Educator Program with Golden Paints. Excited and also uncertain...I'm not one that likes to fly so in preparing for this trip I'm offering up some of my seasoned works. Scroll down to see this special offer.  

Quote for the Week
Do what is right, not what is easy.

  Tack Down Tuesday 

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#062617-A, "Patterns" 12 x 12 collage on 2” wood panel


Materials Used: Wood panel , polymer medium, acrylics, stained tissue paper, painted newsprint, stamping with homemade stamps and acrylics, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: I’ve had a rolled up piece of collage paper I made carrying it around from demo to workshop showing people and talking about it.  I decided to use it finally. It had some repeated shapes and lines that were present in my life lately and I was drawn to it.  I collaged right to the surface of the wood panel instead of watercolor paper and then fusing that to the wood panel.  As you can see some of my favorite shapes, Squares, daisy’s and line which of course is now a shape but when connected it becomes a shape.  I feel I’ve picked some very summer colors.  When my daughter saw this piece today she said, "it's not like your other works mom."...and she's right but if an artist can't push themselves a little bit out of the comfort zone now and then how are they to grow? The purpose of the Tack Down Tuesday's has always been about the weekly commitment and the exploring and experimenting.  

If you are Interested In the Collage Art above


Prints available at Fine Art America 

Revisited, Special offer~
Strawberry Moonsm

Strawberry Moon 
24 x 24 collage on canvas in black floater frame.
Original price $750.00 created 2010, One of 13 pieces in this series, inspired by this book "Thirteen Moons on Turtles Back. I'm revisiting this piece and offering at less then half the price of $325.00.  This piece is on canvas with collage papers I made with image transfer of people, words and strawberries. The canvas is 2" thick and in a black floater frame.  The whole series took a year to complete, I worked on each piece for a month. 

If interested in purchasing this piece
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Prints available on Fine Art America 

If these walls could talk-Gallery Aurora IL 
"Portals" Book Club Artist- July 7th-August 2nd
So excited about this exhibit of artwork. 

"Art is a portal. Through it we can explore these mysterious depths, see the beauty of our world more clearly, understand ourselves and other more deeply, and realize the gift of our individuality. Like walks along the river, making art is a journey of illumination and possibility, pregnant with potential for ourselves, those we touch, and ultimately, beyond."
Quote from Lauren Rader-Studio Stories
Our next book together is-Art and Fear

Door County WI, 
Egg Harbor-Woodwalk Gallery My art was accepted to be represented in this Gallery.
If you wander your way up, do stop in and see the great artwork and garden walk. This old Barn setting is just beautiful.  Each month there are special events, something for everyone.
Juried-Naperville Art League Members Exhibit 
Schoenherr Gallery-June 2nd-July 10th Wonderful Exhibit of Local Artist of Naperville Art League 

2017 Collage Workshops


Still have openings for this workshop !!!
Floating Collage Workshop Naperville Art League,
  - July 13th,14th,15th  Hotels in the area if your thinking about coming into Naperville IL., 
Great Town to explore! 

Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point WI 
October 13th-15th 2017 Brochure is out and loaded with's a special place! 

Classes posted soon through the 
Dupage Forest Perserve 
Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook IL 
*Artist Way Book 1 -starts Oct 9th 
*Collage and Spirit Animals-Oct 19th 
*Mind, Body and Creative Spirit Day Retreat -Oct. 27th 
*Creative Vision Boards -Jan 6th 2018
*Winter Art Jounaling-Jan 11th 2018
Watch the process of how a Tack Down Tuesday piece is created

How's that Drama in your it being dealt with in a health way? 
Julia Cameron said, "Keep the Drama on the Page...and I say, " Watercolor paper, canvas, wood panel and art journal."

Last bit of Awesome News to share....I've recently been accepted to train for Golden's artist educator program, heading to New Orleans in October, 2017

Tack Down Tuesday's A selection of collage works created in the last 5 years 
View and purchase my first Art Book 
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Laura Lein-Svencner
6718 Dale Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

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