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Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in stencils, Stencils | 11 comments

Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Artistcellar has yet another new set of stencils and wants to give a set away! They are called “Quasicrystal.” I used Quasi and Infra on my page, which was partially collaged by Connie, my friend who made me this journal. You can see the papers she put in on the left, and the handsome geeky dude on the right. He was there, staking his space. I made him a love interest. She is a tiny bit scary. Am not sure why. Too much eyeliner. The Infra stencil adds jazz to her skirt. He is a fairly benign chap, which is why their relationship does not last. Sad. I used the Quasi stencil here...

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Sacred Hearts Winner

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

is Becky Massa! Congratulations Becky!

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Young Minds and Maps

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Young Minds and Maps

Recently I got an email from a teacher at Logan School in Denver. She had a student who was doing a map project, and would I mind a live interview with said student? In fact I would love to do that I told her. We set a date for her to bring up Portia for the interview. A few days before they were to arrive, I heard from the teacher again. Could she bring a couple more students and another teacher? They all had different projects, running the gamut from traditional cartography to how an artist gets inspired. Bring ‘em on, I said. When we were small we used to write to famous people to...

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Down Under, Week 1

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Map Making, Personal Geographies, Workshops and Classes | 7 comments

Down Under, Week 1

Week one of 5 Weeks in Australia

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Sacred Hearts, Fiery Love

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | 79 comments

Sacred Hearts, Fiery Love

Sacred Hearts winner is Becky Massa! Congratulations Becky!   It is my turn to use the Sacred Hearts Stencils from Artistcellar in our little blog hop. My friend Kerry came over and we went to town using these stencils with paint and a Gelli PlateĀ on fabric. I wanted the hearts to look rustic. I cut out one of them and tried it out on a collaged journal page. This is the Divine stencil. The wistful young man at the bottom of the page was thinking of a Latina who had recently stolen his heart. I drew her in. Her dancing heart too was on fire with love. I used the Immaculate stencil...

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