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Modus Operandi: How’d they do that?

& we’re back! A little later than expected and a bit soggier, but modus operandi has returned. On to this week’s topic… One of my favorite things about mixed media collage is, of course, the fanatical use of layers and the level of customization within each layer. Learning to do this requires a great deal […]

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Friday Five: Photos from my studio

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Modus Operandi: Workbooks and being an art student

I had something else planned for this week’s modus operandi, but something Collage Contessa shared via twitter has been percolating in my head, so I’m switching gears. In discussing coming to terms with the the idea of one’s workspace as a “studio,” Kris shared the definition of the word: STUDIO1. An artist’s workroom.2. An establishment […]

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I do it for the joy it brings…

…because I am a joyful girl The words above are from an Ani Difranco song, a favorite of mine. And it only seems appropriate to begin with song lyrics, a habit of Xiane’s, since she is the inspiration and instigator behind our artist’s way cluster. The Artist’s Way is a book by Julia Cameron, a […]

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Friday Fill-ins #55

1. The last compliment I got was from a friend; he said “so once again, you’re smarter than me.” 2. I’m reading The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster. I’ve previously read his novel Timbuktu and was so very impressed with his storytelling and look forward to seeing his take on different characters and situations. […]

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