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Marilyn J. Rock
New York
I am a mixed-media artist and instructor who loves to learn as well as share with others
Interests: Family, friends, and art.
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These are photos of a couple of pages, I did, in my petite watercolor journal. The subjects were pictures, I took, in my neighborhood that were in two separate areas. I fell in love with the purple wicker chair in a neighbor's yard. Not too far away is this wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Art Rocks
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The Gardener Value I'm back from my short Blog break. I miss you! I'll be catching up, with everyone, over the weekend. We're awaiting a cool down, here, in terms of the heat wave we're in and have been all week. It's been awful! Today the heat index is expected... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Art Rocks
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That's Sophia's motto :)....Live, Laugh, Dance! This is a photo of Sophia (my grand daughter) that I took after her dance recital a couple of weeks ago. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers and we were all so proud of her as she did a fantastic job. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Art Rocks
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Good Morning! It is the start of another week; wishing you all a safe and happy one. So much going on in the world - fires, excessive heat, floods, storms - my heart goes out to all who are being effected by these elements. In my immediate area we've been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of two journal pages (spread) that I recently created in my Dylusions journal. I participated in a prompt exercise and we were encouraged to come up with a journal spread that pertains to using a photo of ourselves as a child along with a family member. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of two journal pages which are actually a spread in my Dylusions Journal. (lovin' this journal!)........ I wanted to express me feelings, at the time, on how our weather/climate has changed all around the country and world really. What started out as a simple vision turned out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of a couple of journal pages I worked on awhile ago. I was on a roll with the Jane Davenport stencil along with thoughts of butterflies. :) I hope you're all having a safe and happy weekend. May your week, ahead, be good to you! Love yas....................Marilyn... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I had fun creating these ATC's for a swap using my new funky Dylusions' House stamps. Love, Marilyn xxoo Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Art Rocks
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Hello Friends! I hope everyone has been safe and well. It's certainly been a wild ride the past couple of weeks with the weather! My heart goes out to those in Oklahoma; the storms have been relentless. In our area, we experienced a very scary evening, a few days ago,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Art Rocks
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Happy Weekend Everyone! This is a photo of a journal page that I've recently created. I happened to share this with someone and the person asked me if I could possibly transfer this piece to a large canvas. I had to think about it for awhile as I haven't created... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I'm sharing some journal pages, with you, that I created, recently, with a little help from my Jane Davenport stencil, some cool foam stamps, flower stencils with joint compound, acrylics, stamping and collage. A garden theme came to mind seeing all the flowers popping up in my neighborhood. We're really... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Art Rocks
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Here are photos of two journal pages I recently created. I'm still loving working in my Dylusions journal enjoying the 9 x 12 surface. The paper can take anything you offer it! There must be 6 layers on these pages including tissue paper, gesso, acrylics, collage, stamping, etc. The pages... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of a spread I worked on a couple of weeks ago. I just added some finishing touches. I do that often....I go back in my journals and decide to add more to what I've already done. How about you? We're finally turning the corner, here, with our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Art Rocks
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This has been a rough week for us all in mind and heart. My prayers and deep, compassionate thoughts go out to the victims and families of two devastating tragedies that occurred this week. First the Boston Marathon bombings and then the Texas explosion. I feel we were all left... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of a journal spread I recently created. I guess this reflects our weather, here, lately. It's been a roller coaster of a couple sunny days with mild temps then turning to cold, rain, hail, and even snow in the hill towns. Everyones' thoughts are of Spring days.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at Art Rocks
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These are photos of my recent art in my 9 x 12 Dylusion's journal. I used Jane Davenport stencils and love these. One is a side portrait and the other is a frontal view - really cool! It's interesting how, depending on what you do with them, can result in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Art Rocks
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This is a photo of more of my a la Mindy Lacefield class play. I call this the Dream Fairy as, to me, this character looks like she's definitely in a dream-like state :) I wanted her to be dreaming of positive thoughts and reflections; Spring is always a good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I recently treated myself to a Mindy Lacefield online class. This is one of my works from the class. She really helped me get in touch with my inner child in terms of trying to have more fun sketching, doodling, writing my own words, painting; also taking the fear out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Art Rocks
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Watercolor with string prints Background resist with white crayon and watercolor Puff ball patchwork collage I thought I'd share Sophia's art, with you, from her art classes. So far, she's had three lessons and I just love sharing this creative time with her each week. There are normally 6-8 other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We were blessed with lots of sunshine and mild temps. Thought I'd share some "cuties" with you today to start our week off. I've been working on recycling some things, here, from my stash, and I have an over abudance of cardboard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I recently picked up some of the Dylusional spray inks and stamps, as well as some of their Stencils (a la Dyan Reaveley). I also purchased her 9 x 12 journal which I love. The papers are great, inside, for any mixed-media medium as far as I'm concerned and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Art Rocks
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At our most recent journal club, I shared a technique that pertains to recycling our own art. I asked members to photocopy a favorite journal spread, of theirs, and we would turn it into a whole new spread. Here are my examples. The first photo is of the spread that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I had a lot of fun creating this journal spread! I began with a base layer of Gelli prints that I printed using newspaper. My absolute favorite season is Fall and I always manage to collect some cool leaves and this birch leaf was just calling out to me for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Art Rocks
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View this photo Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and yours! This journal spread is dedicated to all my friends near and far - online and offline - wishing you a day filled with love and smiles. Friends are so very important, in our lives, and I know how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Art Rocks
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I would like to, first, state that positive thoughts go out to all who have been effected by this latest snow storm in the Northeast and New England. I hope everyone is safe and power can be restored quickly to those without. Here, in my immediate area, we received 6"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Art Rocks
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