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February 27th 2017
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Laura Lein-Svencner 2013
From the studio this week,

Feather 1

My studio is consumed with a huge canvas-tipi, progress is slow because as images get painted they need to dry or I end up putting paint every where.  I'm excited for the feathers, though I wasn't sure how they where going to turn out...never painted like this before. 

Between painting the tipi...classes and exhibits are in action or winding down making their cycles...

Speaking of cycles...the year has come to this today....FAT indulge in living a good life and be kind and giving as we prepare for the next season-SPRING.

Tomorrow I will begin my two months of Creative Questing and I plan on printing prayer flags (a whole bunch of them) staying in tune with the natural world with meditative walks, art journaling, and meditative time in the studio. Honoring a good life and honoring my Vision board, I had a wonderful image of prayer flags. I would so greatly love to see manifest itself in my back yard. 


Quote for the Week
The time is right to do what is right....Martin Luther King Jr. 

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For those New to Dillman's

If you have ever wanted to take one of my workshops, now is the time to sign up! Dillman's Creative Art Workshop Retreat is offering $40 off my workshop at the pristine Dillman's resort in northern Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity to create the art you envision and learn the techniques to produce it. This offer is only available until March 3, 2017, so please sign up today.

Below is a link that will take you to the Dillman's Creative Art Workshop Retreat website where my workshop information is listed.
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  Tack Down Tuesday 

One Imperfect Bloom sm 3

#022717-A  “One Imperfect Bloom" 8 x 8 collage on watercolor paper, with 2” mat on all sides, final size 12 x 12 ready to frame.


Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, old book age, image transfer of Golden Rod Galls, magazine page with word font-One, painted drawing paper, graphite pencil, acrylic and glazing medium, with a UV satin varnish finish. 


Meaning behind the art:

Walking this morning in the woods the Golden Rod Galls are all over the place. Sticking with a round shape and sometimes doubled together.  What an amazing site to see.  I hear it’s a wasp that lays it egg in the stem of the golden rod…the golden rod then creates this growth which becomes the incubator for the fly.  Two totally different living beings needing each other, I remember I had taken photos of the golden rods so when I got in the studio I found an image transfer I didn’t use and I was able to add it the piece…Why word behind it….? Good questions, probably because the word,  “Jesus” was in there and with my personal Creative Quest starting during the lent season I thought I would touch base on all aspects of a spiritual thoughts and aspect of the word.  The words placed on the  long strip of collage paper read, “Strong steady white live imperfect bloom” I know reads a bit wonky but it's what was left on the paper after I tore it off. 

If you are Interested In the Collage Art above


Prints available at Fine Art America 


Best of Best In the Burbs...Alliance of Fine Art 2017 
March 1- April 30th
Reception March 16th -6-8pm 

Water Street Collective Group Show  
14. WSS COLLECTIVE Group Show 2017
I just was juried into this Collective Group of Artists, our first group show March 10th-April 8th Opening Reception March 10th, 6-9 pm, Water Street Studio's 

Woman's View-Art Exhibit, An invitation to be part of this group, what an honor-March 15-June 9, Building 201 Lobby, Argonne National Lab. Opening Reception March 22, 4-6pm. 

Save the Dates! 
Dillman's Mid-Winter Festival... That's right it's happening in Addison IL. March 18th...I'll be there are you going to be?   
Dillman's Free Festival of Artists- March 19th, 10-2pm 3315 Pearl Street McHenry IL 60050. 

2017 Collage Workshops


Collage and Mixed Media Studio
April/May 2017
Mayslake Peabody Estate

~Workshop Scheduled 2017~

Amber's Art Place, March 24th-26th 2017,
 Lake in the Hills,IL..

Dillman's 7th Year, -May 20th-26th 2017 
going to be an awesome year! See coupon at the top of this Newsletter. 

Floating Collage Workshop Naperville Art League, - July 13th,14th,15th 
Dates just set more details shortly-I'm working on it and peddling as fast as I 

Shake Rag Alley, Mineral Point WI 
October 13th-15th 2017 Brochure is out and loaded with's a special place! 
Watch the process of how a Tack Down Tuesday piece is created

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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