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June 6th  2017
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Laura Lein-Svencner 2013
From the House Studio
Question... What happens when an artist starts to create works that they've wanted to do for a very long time?   They might hear...."Wow that's a new style, not like your other works." Or "this is different," Or some folks will come right out and tell you they like your other work...Or there's moments of silence.  All the while the artist themselves are excited to be able to create from a part of themselves they feel safe to listening to.

Surely the dream is to make a good income,
at this point some of us are learning to do just that, be the maker of many things that bring us great joy.  Finding a natural path that allows you to work from home, interweaving a good life with art from a place of nurturing instead of a control business regiment, seems to work better for some of us.

 No it's not fairyland or make-believe, there is still work, papers to file, taxes to pay and contracts to sign...the mindset going into it has a different attitude.  It has to be because I'm a woman, artist, wife, mother, friend etc. A person with many tasks and most of them are done with passion and love.

 The sooner I found a Natural stand in this whole thing- called-Art Biz, the more at peace I became, comparing and who's doing what starts to fade. Could it be my age? Or is it about the joy that it brings and sharing that with others? Witnessing their growth and how art effects their lives aids in a truer experience for all.

I know this is not the path for us all...some do better in a more business regiment and others buck it,  like myself.  Getting to a place where you can be more connection to a natural state of flow seems to be a direction I seek now. 

Thank you for reading my rambles and viewing my weekly Tack Down Tuesday's, know that you are supporting a deeper connection in life that is shared as we all continue seeking a meaningful life despite difficulties at our door steps.
P.S. See what's been going on this 
past week on my blog 

Quote for the Week
I am too full of life to be half loved~

Met Gracie, our new addition to the family 
more about her on the blog....
We've been bless with this beautiful gal. 
  Tack Down Tuesday 


#060517-A, "A Natural Thing" 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat-final size of 12 x 12 ready for you to slide into a nice 12 x 12 frame.   


Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, polymer medium, acrylics, stained tissue paper, Nevr Dull resist magazine paper, India Ink line drawings, Grunge on drawing paper, stamped book page, glazing with acrylics and mediums, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: Laying out papers in a grid composition is a natural thing for me.  Torn edges, cut edges, to all different sizes of squares and rectangles. This year little did I know when I did my vision board in January that feathers were going to be a thing, their so beautiful and amazing.  Again I open up my box from the last workshop of sample papers I made and just went for the summer colors and of course anything with lines. This piece is more like summer spillage of warm colorful natural things, trees, feathers and stacking rocks to the pink healing ringlets. The words layered behind the feather says "A Natural Thing."

If you are Interested In the Collage Art above


Prints available at Fine Art America 

If these walls could talk-Gallery Aurora IL 
Book Club Artist- July 7th-August 2nd


A gathering of artists, who share their creative life, spirituality and books. 

"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


There are a few spaces left in this workshop...
Summer Art Retreat, creating dimensional collages could this be for you? 
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 2nd 
*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."

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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