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Life in pieces

Slicing and dicing my way to something new. Inspired by my old seashell frame I decided to have a little fun experimenting with recycled material, and reusing my old watercolor art. 

 

Recycled material: Heavy weight cardboard, picture frame (no glass) decorative paper and my watercolor art.

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Chopping things up is very therapeutic.. My art in pieces!

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Placed decorative paper on the cardboard, after playing with the placement of the art I adhered the pieces to the board. Washes of paint were added to the background and I coated everything with clear matte mod podge to seal it.  The final result.

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Winter white

In the midst of a blizzard inspiration happened after I pulled a cardboard insert from my newly bought gloves. With all the time spent indoors this weekend ( and shoveling), I couldn’t resist creating a wintery mixed media piece.  Snowspiration!

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Mixed media on wood: (everything but the kitchen sink) Cardboard insert, Acrylic paint, glitter paint, tissue paper, patterned paper, paper flowers, clear beads, pearls, clear matte medium, gloss dimensional medium

Placement

Out of the shadow

light draws an appearance

brief inspiration

color vibrates

I see differently today

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Placement makes all the difference. As shadows  grew over the art, the light made its presence, it soaked upon my thoughts, sharing in words of inspiration today.

(Art: Color pencil drawing on paper hangs on my wall)

My Illustrated Life

Sometimes we need a reminder, not to worry about what other people think or how they conduct themselves. Continue to do your own thing, YOU have potential!

#52/ 100 artworks challenge

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Mixed media art: watercolor, pen, metallic marker, cut paper on wood.

Walking around like

I will follow the path designed for me, it may be bumpy, unfamiliar and at times sketchy, but I will always be drawn to it. Own that path!

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Watercolor, marker on paper

Art Grab

Welcome October! I want to have a little fun this month, in honor of my birthday, I decided to give away some of my art.. I will be placing random creations in the open throughout Philadelphia, all ripe for the grab. Dates and picture clues will be announced on social media..

Follow me on Twitter: @flufnutter  Instagram: @Jensimaginings  Facebook:@JenniferbarrileArt

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Watercolor, pen on paper

The real you please step forward

The masks we choose to hide behind become even bigger burdens to carry…. Know that you are enough.

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watercolor, marker on paper

The smaller side of life

 

The stupid moments of the day you wish you can just erase. Maybe hide,  or submerge oneself entirely in a glass of wine, unlikely…….                                  Instead I will try and draw myself there..

 

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Pressures of the day can be demanding. Oh I will shrink myself down, down, down not because of fear, but to be one with nature, one with the leaves, grass, and flowers. I will submerge in the surroundings and be one with myself.  Peace is restored.

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Doodle: Pen & colored pencil on paper

The page is my friend

I try to uphold to a morning routine by carving out time for myself before the hectic throws of the day. My commitment to writing three long hand pages (morning pages) began many years ago when I read the book, The Artist Way, by Julia Cameron. The routine of writing everyday clears the mind, relieves stress and allows you to tap into your well of creativity on a regular basis.  My writing this morning inspired this doodle.

My sketch book, pencil, pen on paper.

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Any given Sunday

Yes I feel like holding on to the day a bit longer. Sunday always felt like a day to take time for myself, to recharge the senses, relax, create or do the things that make me feel whole again. Always a little sadness for me when wrapping up the day knowing Monday starts all over again. So for now I will enjoy the day.

Take time for yourself, do what makes you happy!

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