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Choose Freedom For Good
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Surrender

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Bird Dance…
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I am with you in life,
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Art Journal

Reached the End
I reached the end of my Art Journal and purchased another. My Art Journal is nothing more than an outlet for my creative energy. Not unlike some that do the daily crossword. It is a productive task in a way as I can look back and see the fruits of my labor but it isn't a journal of inner thoughts so much as just ideas floating through my head. I had a professor that defined art as…"Thinking with a pencil." Like my other assemblage pieces most pages are a collection of items. Some I have modified and others not. I will share a few in the days to come.

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. The background is a digital art piece I did a few years back. I had a print made of it. I added the letters, found at Goodwill and sponge acrylic paint on the edges. The heart is a cookie cutter dipped in paint. A bit of glitter is scattered about.

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Page 1…. The first few pages were my attempt at watercolor. I admire those that have mastered the medium of watercolors. I have not. I have too heavy of a hand and lack the talent necessary, but this is my feeble attempt. The vintage photograph of the four people under the tree was the starting point for this page. It appears to be two couples and looks to be the 1930s or earlier. Using watercolors I painted beyond the areas of the photograph that were absent. I added my teabags from an earlier art project…perhaps to cover my poor painting, or to just fill the space, not sure why now. I added the word TREE with old printer's type.

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Page 2 & 3…. Similar to the first page. Another attempt at watercolor and more teabags.

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Page 4…. A worse attempt at watercolor it seems. I loved the Polaroids I found. An older couple took a trip in 1990 and photographed their vacation with a Polaroid camera. They carefully wrote on each photo. This was a shot from Yellowstone. The other three photos are just random found images. It saddens me when I find such a treasure cast off by the family. I found the Polaroids in a box with other photos at an estate sale in Pineville. I would guess the owners of the polaroids have passed away and hope the are not upset that at my attempts to keep their memories of their trip alive. I attempted to add to the page a landscape. Very oversaturated for watercolor. I even took a watercolor class once if you can believe that. I truly lack the talent but maybe, just maybe, if I keep trying it will get some better.

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Assemblage Piece Complete

Charlie
I used inspiration from sewing cards to complete Charlie. Back in the 60s my sisters and I spent hours sewing… sewing cards. I guess the intent of the manufacture of the cards was to teach little girls how to sew. Perhaps that was my Mom's intent as well when she bought the cards. I remember spending hours sewing around the pictures with the provided cord. The ends of the cord were like shoe laces so no needle was necessary. I eventually switched to fabric …. o' the horrors of Home Ed. I was the worse in class. My poor sewing skills were not the fault of Mom. She tried very hard and I wanted to learn but since I was left handed and she was right it just didn't take. I would still like to learn someday. I have Mom's sewing machine. Maybe I can teach myself. Anyhow, since I was far better at the sewing cards, I used that skill I acquired many years ago to finish Charle. It is a fun piece and I enjoyed working on it. I chose red and yellow thread to match the pin on Charlie's hat. Charlie welcomes people into my dining room. Enjoy…

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Charlie

Creative Energy

So, I found this small dress from at Goodwill. I want a life size one but I bought this one anyhow and had fun playing around with it. Using wire found at a yard sale I created a from to which I added vintage photos from my stash…mostly head shots. I added branches purchased at the craft shop to finalize the skirt. The vintage doll head, old grandma glasses, hat and employee pin are from my stash of vintage odd items found about my house.

Such pointless waste of time provide an outlet from my creative energy. If I could harness that engird into more productive creations maybe my name would we known and I could quit my day job…. But, no fear, that's not happening any time soon. O… I call her Charlie. Name inspired by The Milk Carton Kids.

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