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Tuesday's Tidbits 
Abstract Mixed Media Collage 
October 9th 2018
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Tuesday's Tidbits is a Newsletter sharing available classes, workshops, events and collage art to help build your collection.  I've been working in the medium of collage and mixed media 23 years, can't believe it. And sharing my paper nuggets and crumpled wisdom through gatherings, instructional settings, retreats and circles of friends now for 21 years. A long time some would say. All I know is that I'm grateful that I've been able to work at what I love to do. 

The art medium of "collage" has its beginnings from the French word, "coller" which means to glue.  Paper was and still is readily available to us all, it's a great source of material to glue to many surfaces. 

Making collage papers from found paper is called, re-purposing  and it's ever changing in it's process and enjoyment for most collage artists. As you might have witness in my own artwork over the years. From a torn edge or cut edge,  I've always been at the papers mercy.   Being a creative maker all my life has been a combination of inner and outer understandings expressed in hopes of the compassion of others feelings, the wordless visual drama around us all.  I've been very fortunate to have had parents, teachers, loved one to encourage this continual crazy combination of self-express. When people ask what is your "Goal or Dream," I only have this one, to be a elder and preparing to drop off a piece of artwork somewhere for a up coming exhibition.  
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From the Studio

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Spirit Bear, 
Collage Floated in a 12 x 12 painted wood panel
When I saw this polar bear image out of a book I was given a long time ago for images to use for advertising. I was captured by the violet blue color again. Seem to be a theme.  I thought of my second oldest daughter, Maddie who use to love polar bears when she was little. (she probably still does but doesn't say.) This piece was created in Mineral Point WI this past weekend at The Floating Collage Workshop. We had a great time creating papers and learning it's not that easy to build real depth in your work besides just shadowing. We were blessed with some of our gals bring chicken soup and chili along with a few other snacks. We cared for each other while it rained outside and we created inside. Perfect nurturing environment.
Highlights from the workshop see them on my Blog-Lonecrowart

Calendar's are In and up for Sale..Limited time, scroll down, take a peek.

From myheart Heart  and with gratitude in single feather - Copy Spirit 
  thank you for all your support through the years.


This weeks Tack Down Tuesday's

Venus Retrograde

#100818-A, "Venus Retrograde 8 x 8 piece of collage art with a 2” white mat to the final size of 12 x 12 - In a Black Frame ready for a gift or your walls. 


Materials Used: 140lb. Watercolor paper, gloss medium, acrylics, painted drawing paper, gesso and acrylic brown paper bag with mixed media, and stamping, glazing and shadowing, wax pastel crayons, sealed with a layer of UV satin varnished.


Meaning behind the art: Got my weekly planet updated and found out that the planet  Venus is in Retrograde. That has to do with our hearts and relationships around that.  There’s more but you’re suppose to bring flowers into your house this week…This explains the flower power I’ve been feeling and adding into my collage work. So bring some cut flowers in or buy yourselves some bright colored Mum’s, 

There are flowers that are edible and there are flowers that you would not want to ingest, but because of their beauty, they feed the soul nonetheless. These flowers can also be human beings who make you smile at the sight of them, thus they have Flower Power. They are the inhabitants of Mother Earth who personifies the beauty of all that is good. Take notice, a person with Flower Power can be a healing source for your emotional well-being.

To select this piece Click Here 

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Quote for the Week
A retrograde is a time to visit the past and to look over things once more. It is about moving to another level in regards to these events. Retrogrades help us to look back over things with a new perspective and a new insight. They help us to see things a bit differently, and to perhaps gain a new understanding about the road we have traveled.
Sharing more about Venus Retrograde 


Limited Edition Calendar 
2019 Tack Down Tuesday 
2019 Calendar sheet
Limited time Calender's 
are available Click here to purchase 
They will be mailed out after Oct 12th, 2018

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Exhibit is hung, and I will be Demonstration how I create my collages on this Wednesday Oct 10th, 9:30-11:30 am First Floor. 
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Communication, R we really Listening, 36 x 36 collage on canvas

I've been invited to exhibit a select group of Collage Artwork at Indian Prairie Public Library  Darien IL. (Second Floor) 
 October 1st - October 31st 
Come see all the different elements that go into an Abstract Collage Mixed Media artwork like this. 
Residency, October, November, December 2018

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Don't miss this...October 19th 6-9pm second floor, The Treehouse, Downers Grove, IL
 Info Click HERE 

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View Collage Work up for Sale...
At My Store HERE

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Gallery Representation- Jane Wilcoxson Gallery in Mineral Point WI,Check out the Video  Fall Art Tour soon. 
And Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Door County WI. 

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Watch the process of how a Tack Down Tuesday piece is created

Self - Published Books for Sale 

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Tack Down Tuesday-Art Book Selection
Learn the Basics of Design with Collage-Instruction Guide book   
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Laura Lein-Svencner
6718 Dale Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

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