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Venturing off the beaten path

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A recent Cloth Paper Scissors subscriber email contained a link to a blog post titled, "Cook Up a New Recipe for Mixed Media Art", written by Cate Prato.  It was about whether you follow recipes or add your own flair and applying this concept to your art.  It got me thinking, I rarely follow recipes.  I always have to change it up.  Yet, with my art, I play it safe.  New mediums are intimidating because I don't know what the heck I am doing.  Graphite and charcoal, no problem, but add colors and it's a whole different world!  And, paint?! ...

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Art Class & Rules

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Art class is a love/hate relationship for me.  I know, sounds strange coming from an artist.  Let me explain. The first nine years of my education, in elementary school, art was part of our curriculum.  We learned drawing, painting, collage, stained glass using tissue paper, and pottery to name a few.  It was my absolute favorite class.  My elementary school was very small.  We had an 8th grade graduating class of 18 kids, which meant we basically knew no one in our freshman class of 416 students.  I was extremely timid and shy, too much of a scaredy cat to...

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