Posts about 'mixed media'

rock paper scissors = doodlage by rashell

lots of pretty little details on this rock paper scissors series of collectible objects and embellished prints from rashell aka etsy seller doodlage. rahsell calls it the rock paper scissors collection because she started out doodling on rocks to create keepsakes, then decided to create prints from other original drawings and them layers the prints with handcoloring, assorted media and delicate japanese papers (hence the scissors).

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see lots more at rashell’s etsy shop and say hello to her on her blog too.


greg gossel paintings

i’m enjoying this retro bold and graphic mixed media work from minneapolis artist greg gossel. he uses acrylic paint, screenprints and correction fluid among other assorted materials.

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love that fat albert piece in the middle there.

see more at the shooting gallery and on greg’s website.


michelle stitzlein sculpture

whoa! found object artist extraordinaire paula tipped me off to these supercool moth series of wall sculptures, made from repurposed objects by ohio artist michelle stitzlein. these pieces are cobbled together in the most pristine way from old piano keys, tin cans, license plates and bicycle tires, among other things.

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see more on michelle’s website and also right here.


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

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mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

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handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 2

more intrigue, mystery and fun from the one of a kind show happening here in chicago and continuing through the weekend, and one more post coming after this one…

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steve shay’s citizenshay graphic collage prints on canvas and wood

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recycled wool accessories by sue burns for baabaazuzu

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oil paintings from mike welton

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porcelain pottery and sculpture by ernest miller

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seen-around-the-city photography by alison bixby


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 1

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polymer clay and wool creations from debra de wolff

i made my way through the seriously substantial one of a kind show yesterday, which was not easy, because the thing is HUGE. there was quite a lot of inspiration to be found, and there were quite a lot of high end craft and assorted seasonal things that were tasteful but didn’t necessarily fit into my aesthetic or budget. this helped to quicken my pace. the other thing that pushed me along in a more speedy fashion was the fact that we were jammed in like sardines in the aisles here, which i was happy to see but which also made it a challenge to take photos. i had to ditch my camera after a while.

i also have to add this: many more people at the renegade and bucktown shows knew what a blog was and what you can do with it. i was met with a few suspicious gazes in telling people i was blogging the show at ooak. not unkind, but a tad weird, because i am usually yeehawing and high fiving the air when i hear that someone wants to write about me. like my camera, i actually quit mentioning it after a while. i prefer to be more stealthy when it comes to blogging shows anyway.

back to the point though: there were some wonderful finds there, both in the one of a kind/handmade area (which encompassed an entire enormous floor in the merchandise mart) and the artist’s project, featuring compelling artworks one floor down. it’s going on all weekend, so if you like what you see here and are local you should definitely have a look in person!

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serene maritime and still life photography by dale m. reid

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susan hinckley’s whimsical works in wool

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beautifully presented feminine jewelry by julie and koeun for poesi

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gorgeous blown glass from thomas and rebecca maras

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skillful aquatint etchings by george raab

i’ve got another post coming later today with more highlights, so stay tuned!


the art of katrine kalleklev

i am love love LOVING the beautifully expressed moods through the mixed media, collage and digital work of skillful norwegian artist katrine kalleklev.

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these pieces feel so lonely to me and there are lovely grey tones which really match the color of the sky every time i look up around here lately. it just fits.

see more charming work on katrine’s website. she has an invite-only blog too.

via beth


kristen neveu mixed media: let’s chat!

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There is something about the perspective in the collection of the talented Kristen Neveu that makes me so inspired. I don’t mean necessarily the perspective within a specific piece; I am talking about the big picture here. Besides using deliciously tactile materials in the textural pieces she creates, there is so much that is inviting in Kristen’s beautiful work. There is a deeper mystery and emotion that is silently hidden away, waiting patiently to be discovered. It intrigues me. And I also find the fact that she works in both large and small scale to be equally fascinating. She doesn’t necessarily limit her imagination to a standard size, which makes me wonder why should you or I do it either? It unfolds before my eyes in each piece, that liberation. Let’s have a chat with Kristen and find out more.

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Q: Where do you live, and where do you create your art?
A: Los Angeles (Studio City/North Hollywood).  I’ve been here a year after living in Chicago for 14 years. I work out of one of the bedrooms in our apartment.

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Q: Did you study art formally? How did you get from that genesis point to making assemblages?
A: I didn’t study art formally. In college I had a communications major and an anthropology minor. I didn’t start working on art until about 6 years after college. I started making collages only from old magazines, and then started adding the paint and found materials… I worked with found wood from alleys in Chicago instead of canvas at first. In the last couple of years I’ve started adding my own photography to the mix as well – slicing up photos I’ve taken into the collages.

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Q: On your website, you say that your work is heavily influenced by time passages. Can you tell us a little more about how this provides inspiration and why its interpretation is meaningful to you?
A: I have a taste for nostalgia, and also I’m fascinated by the patterns that time creates. The future has a way of repeating itself again from past experiences. A sort of step-forward-and-then-a-step-backward type of momentum.

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Q: You moved from Chicago to Los Angeles recently. Have you noticed any difference in that way you approach your work, now that you have changed your surroundings?
A: My work has become more colorful out here, and more influenced by nature – I’ve been inspired by blooming plants and flowers, and also the beaches. In Chicago, I was really influenced by the details of the city and there were more rustic and worn textures in my work, and also more muted tones.

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Q: One of the things that intrigues me so much about your work is the way that you seamlessly blend masculine and feminine elements into one piece, e.g., a vintage car cut-out pressed against lace trimmings. Do you have a balanced attraction to both?
A: Yes; I hadn’t really thought about the masculine and feminine qualities, but you’re right… I do have a balanced attraction to the kinds of textures and meanings behind these types of elements. I think it’s also about the material icons (classy cars for example) of the past and relationships between women and men too.

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Q: What is your favorite part of the process when you create a new piece for your collection?
A: The late beginning part of the process where I’m past the blank canvas, and into the layering and patterns. I tend to work more intuitively, and this stage is when I reach that “aha” moment where I figure out where I’m going.

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Q: Where can we go to see your collection?
A: My Etsy shop and website. I also have some work available at Hazel in Chicago. I am happy to arrange visits to my studio in Los Angeles too! I’m applying for the Beverly Hills outdoor art show this spring, and hope to be in that!

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Thank you Kristen!


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