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About artsynaturenut

I'm a creative warrior constantly fighting my battle with my muse against that nasty critic. I love to paint and do mixed media work either on the canvas or with art journals. I'll dabble in just about everything--bookmaking, photography, writing, etc. and get excited about combining them. Hence the mixed media!

TA—DA!

Finished and ready to go!  Will be putting these in the mail as soon as I get my list of names and addresses from @ihannas.  This has been the most fun I’ve had getting ready for a postcard exchange.  I … Continue reading

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Almost Postcards!

My next three steps in creating a big pile of mail art for iHanna’s diy postcard swap.  Only two more weeks before we can start mailing. First I mixed a bright blue watercolor and painted the upper portion of my … Continue reading

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Postcard Process—Day 1

Documenting my process for iHanna’s diy postcard swap: I began by using cereal boxes flattened and covered with gesso. Once dried I marked off the sizes (4 x 6) and cut them. Then one final gesso coat on the artwork … Continue reading

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Love them Postcards!

Joined iHanna’s postcard swap for Spring of 2018.  Who’s with me?  Best stuff ever to show up in your mailbox!  #diypostcardswap  @ihannas

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Photo Phriday

Taken from a car while traveling.  Determined to get back into the blogging world this may be a good metaphor for my creative life lately—observing from a distance.  Need to relearn some things but wanting to get back in the … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday (revisited)

Just a little morning wake up.  Still trying to figure out how to transfer pictures taken on an Android device to my iPad?  Meanwhile, I will sit on my porch, drink coffee and watch the morning bloom.

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Outta My Head…

These crazy faces came right outta my head.  That’s true because I drew them with my eyes closed–no photo reference–no model in front of me–not even imagining a face I know or have seen!  (Disclaimer:  Any resemblance to anyone living … Continue reading

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Backgrounds for Breakfast

Cereal boxes make great substrates for postcards and it makes me feel like Mother  Earth when I’m being green and finding a use for a throwaway!  (Actually, I would recycle but this even feels better). Plus–free art stuff! Start by … Continue reading

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Riding Back to My Blog

Hoping to hop on this bicycle and ride back into the blog world after being absent for a very lo-o-o-ong time.  This little contour drawing was embellished with a bit of extra marker and watercolor.  It was one of my … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday #5

If you’re having a bad day or feeling down there’s nothing like a good walk in the woods to improve your outlook.  The rustle of the leaves, the earthy smell and the sun streaming through the branches reminds me that … Continue reading

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