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July 4th  2017
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Laura Lein-Svencner 2013
From my Studio
Walking this morning with the dogs, the rustling of the cottonwoods to the Great Blue Heron flying over such a peaceful morning compared to last night with the fireworks. 
 Today we celebrate our independence and freedom as a country.  This family will be doing the "Taco Tuesday Thing"  with a desert of Watermelon.

Wishing you all a Happy Fourth of July 
with family and friends. 
Stay safe and cuddle your 
little ones and your four legged friends


Quote for the Week
The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments. 
Thich Nhat Hanh
  Tack Down Tuesday 


#070317-A, "Be in our Forest” 12 x 12 collage on 100% cotton rag, mounted on wood panel


Materials Used: 100% cotton rag paper, polymer medium, acrylics,  printed tracing paper, painted drawing paper, glazing and acrylics, graphite and wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: I was overcome with a sense of loss this morning.  The reality of one of my children leaving the nest had me feeling some grief.  This is a natural course I’ve been telling myself, that one of our adult children begins a life of their own.  I just didn’t realize how it would hit me so deeply.  And I’m allowing myself to really cry loving tears and feel the loss.  She’s been ready for a long time, wishing her happiness and wellness.  Though there is nothing that indicates this through imagery on this piece but the red healing circle. Again I find the creative process helps me deal with life and real situation.  Thank you for allowing me to express myself and share with you, the journey. 

If you are Interested In the Collage Art above


Prints available at Fine Art America 

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


Door County WI, 
Egg Harbor-Woodwalk Gallery My art was accepted to be represented in this Gallery. Woodwalk Gallery has been listed as one of the top 10 galleries in the Door County area. 
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.

2017 Collage Workshops


This workshop will be going, and there is still a few spots open. 
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

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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