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June 20th  2017
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Laura Lein-Svencner 2013
From the House Studio
Describe your perfect Date,
Partly Sunny, not to hot or humid, slight breeze, just like what is predicted for today.
My studio projects have slowed down a bit for a house project.  My kitchen walls, I'm sad to admit I've had the paint to repaint it for the past 6 years. Happy to find out the paint was still good and got another gallon just in case.

Today is a special day on two parts, My youngest daughter is being sworn in as a probation office (she gets a badge and all.) and it's on my birthday. You see I missed her graduation because of work. So this a huge event in my book.
Enjoy this day as it begins the longest day of the year depending on where you are.... Summer Solstice. 

Quote for the Week
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein 

  Tack Down Tuesday 

Healing Circle of Spirit LG

Healing Circle of Spirit white mat

#061917-A, "Healing Circle of Spirit” 15 x 15  piece of collage art on 100% Cotton Rag with a 2.5” white mat to the final size of 20 x 20.


Materials Used: 100% Cotton Rag, polymer medium, acrylics  scrap collage papers, Image transfer of a printed feather and image transfer for a woman, glazing and acrylics, graphite and wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: I’m continually finding out about myself that certain things trigger a reaction in me. I’m not proud of my entire attitude that comes afterwards. It creates a domino effect of ugly emotions and feelings.  I struggle with looking outside myself for where the problem can be solved.   Time and time again I circle around realize I’ve walked away once more from my circle of belonging and spirituality.  I think I have the ability within me to change many things in my life and for those around me.  But the truth is I don’t, it’s such a false reality it makes me sad, hurt and lost.  Being able to tell my story through spoken and unspoken words is a place I go often in my practice of creating art.  I’m so grateful that I have this place to bring it to and make sense of it all.  Like the natural flow in life there are tides in and tides out, season that come and go and all to help us grow, learn and be alive.  Our attitudes do make the difference, let us not walk in our own shadow’s.

If you are Interested In the Collage Art above


Prints available at 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 !!!
photo flyer 2Floating 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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