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The Gypsy Cart of Art and More

I hope you are enjoying your summer!  With the warm temperatures and cooling nights, my summer is very enjoyable.  Much art activity has gone on during the past three months. Three times now, the gypsy cart of art has made … Continue reading

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Mail Art entry 13!

What can I say? Sun was pouring through my Southern exposure drawing room window as the ideas fluttered about like the butterfly on the stamp.  I really like how this one turned out! The back of this postcard is fun … Continue reading

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Mail Art entry 12!

Cut, sew, draw and repeat … Stage 1 of front:  I sewed the little orange ribbon on, the little butterfly cut-out, and then drew the rest with the addresses and stamp.  Still seemed ho-hum … For the flip side I … Continue reading

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Mail Art entry 11!

Inspiration once again came from the stamp and wanting to play with black and white gouache .  For this piece, I began with a piece of cardboard from a sheet set that had printing on one side and blank white … Continue reading

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Mail Art entry 7!

I love color!  I’ve accumulated various paint chips over time, in trying to decide various colors for different rooms in our home.  Over the weekend, a local store offered a free quart of paint to try out their new brand.  … Continue reading

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Back in the Studio from ArtPrize!

  I’m back … and the studio looked like I had never left!  The days up to the day before leaving for ArtPrize were jam packed with so many little details to do!  Cleaning up was not one of them!  … Continue reading

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Story of the Dress Part V – Crunchtime!

Short of one month before the wedding and the dress is progressing along!!  The bodice returned from the cleaners without a trace of the sewing machine black grease! Whew!  After working to get more stains out of the skirt, I … Continue reading

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The Story of the Dress – Part IV

Before I start this part of the story … my website is currently under construction.  You may find my artwork website by pasting http://www.hanamele.com/old/ into the search line!  Sorry for the inconvenience, but when construction is done, you will have … Continue reading

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Still Playing with the Cat!

I grew up on a farm and we had lots of cats all around us!  Those images from younger days still permeate my brain. While reorganizing my art studio, I came across a box of brass plated fasteners and thought … Continue reading

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From Hand to Machine

Today called for a change of pace!  After doing some intensive bead work, I pulled out my very old heavy duty Singer sewing machine, my box of paper collage and various materials, and got to quick work! The Heaven Scent … Continue reading

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