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Christy
Virginia, USA
Love art and done it all my life!
Interests: collage, gardening, church, mixed-media, altered art, assemblage, learning new things., reading, painting, family, traveling, watching local baseball teams, vt
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Yep, I've been absent for a while. Didn't realize it had been this long but here's what I'm working in for the moment...concrete. Kinda fun exploring some of its properties. Molding it... or borrowing nature for a mold... my cannas,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Am I the only one who feels like this has been a really long winter? A few months ago, I decided to host a swap to get myself creating again so I decided on altered eggs. Not really Easter eggs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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A freebie for today of some vintage things that I have. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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It's been a long time but here we are in 2014. I've been having fun using up some papers that I have and was trying to find a way to use them instead of a flat collage so here we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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http://justsomethingimade.com/2013/11/handmade-colorful-bottle-brush-trees-at-goat-hill-fair/ This is one of the neatest ideas and most exciting I've seen in a while. I like this one even better than the idea of coloring bottle brush trees that I saw last year and the examples she makes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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A small group of us decided to swap Halloween matchboxes that contained some fun bits inside. These aren't the tiny matchboxes you put in a pocket but the larger ones that hold a LOT of wooden matches. Aileen was my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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This is a journal spread that I finished today. The left was stamped then embellished. The right side was drawn and colored in. I was going through my books and magazines (because something needed to GO!) and ran across an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
These are fantastic, Joanne! I agree with making your own tools where possible...stamps, etc. Just puts your own touch to it.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2013 on MAKING MY OWN STENCILS at ad libitum
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It's probably officially called the Old Dominion Railway Museum and is located on Hull Street in Richmond, VA in an old train station. The layout is currently a work in progress. Haven't been there in a few years and was in for a surprise. They've re-done the inside with the grant that they received and it is pretty amazing. They have created the feel of an old station with vintage signs, trim and colors. There's a good collection of train memorabilia. But perhaps the real attraction are the docents who guide you through the museum. These gentlemen have an extraordinary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Joseph's Train Trackings
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Recent piece from Lifebook 2013 class. Kinda fun. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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While in France, I learned of woad, a natural pigment used to dye fabric, baskets, used in paint, and more so I went online, found a supplier and bought some. The good people at Golden paints gave me advice on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Remember this painting that I bought from Heike Kirchmann? I took it and got it framed it is now hanging in our den. I love it. Now I'm working on hanging the other pieces I got in France. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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This is a little park between our hotel and the tourist office. The had all sorts of aviation posters and vintage pictures up. Then, I saw a tree that was identified and I suppose it's unusal for there but I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Kari and Shelly waiting for our Toulouse to Paris flight. Later that night, poor Kari was dead asleep by 8 p.m. It's not easy being an art teacher. After the trials of getting to France, then Durfort by rental car,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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On the way to Giverny, the countryside was beautiful. The red blur you see in the picture above is the poppies as we go by. As we stood in line for tickets to go into Monet's gardens and visit his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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It is our last day in Durfort and being together as a "class." I want to capture bits of the house that have become so familiar over the past week. The colors that fit the area so well, the broken-in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Tuesday morning had us working on our journals and getting them to a point where they'd be ready to bind. A real treat presented itself in the form of Carole Watanabe. Her art hangs on the walls of La Cascade... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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On Monday we made our way to Carcassonne but made quick stop in Montolieu, called 'the book village.' We stopped at the time that most shops close (usually between 12 and 2-ish) but found a place still open where we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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This is my room in Durfort. La Cascade is about 400 years old but the owners rennovated it. They managed to keep its charm with the decor, paint colors and furnishings. On Sunday, we set out to find some of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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A few months back, Kari McKnight-Holbrook said she was teaching a workshop in Durfort, France and wanted to know if I would like to go. Wow! I really wanted to go, but it's been a rough year for my mother.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Journaling can lead to a finished piece "outside the book" or it can be used to work out ideas for a project. In this case, it was the second reason. I had a saying in my head and an idea... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I took Lisa Kaus' called 'Gridlocked' at Art & Soul Virginia back in April and wanted to do a bit more of what we did in there so I created a piece for a friend using some things she'd just... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
Beautiful! Feel like I was there myself.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on Marie Antoinette's Hamlet at My Life in Pictures
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Just played around making a few tags that will probably end up in trades for Art & Soul. Usually there's someone in a class trading things. The one below has a transparency overlaying the bird underneath... and when it's down,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Found some things at my mom's house that I painted about 10 years ago. It was fun to see them again. My dad loved birdhouses and birds so I painted one for him. I still like it after all these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Art Chickadee's Reflections