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ACEO – playing with vintage pages and images, dressed up with original art.

Such fun to do. Did this today, an ACEO (2.5×3.5″) art original collage + original painting roses.Old handwriting from 1874, Harper’s Bazar illustration (fashion) from 1898 – hand tinted in watercolor. And decorative roses hand-painted in gouache. Rounded corners – card backed. “A True Rose” Listed on eBay.© Jillian Crider

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291119473583

At Winter’s End

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At winter's end

light plays on my worktable.

 

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 Treasures are rediscovered

and new projects are revealed.

 

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During this inbetween time

The magestic seems

even more magestic,

 

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As glass windows reflect

the rebirth of life.

 

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Art is a red wall,

a bench,

an orange blanket.

 

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Art hangs from the ceilings.

 

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And is right there,

under your feet.

 

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 Sweet memories are made,

new andventures are had,

 

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Walking and exploring

the streets of Portland

with my daughter.
 

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Color and black and white

are equally beautiful. 

 

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My Art Journaling class began this week 

at Oregon Institution of Technology

where I am an Adjunct Professor. 

I am just loving this college and my students!

 

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Ideas flow from my worktable

to share at the workshop that

 

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I taught at the Woodburn Art Center

just south of Portland last week. 

You can see the wonderful photographs 

of this

Mixed Media Art Journaling workshop

here

And read about it on this blog!

 

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At home art works were prepared to hang.

 

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at the Illahee Gallery

Invitational Book Arts Show

for the month of April.

The opening is Friday, April 4th 

and I would love to see you there!

 

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I have two workshops coming up, 

The first,

The Art That Binds Us Together is 

on Saturday, April 12.

And the second is Sunday,April 27

at A Work Of Heart

in San Jose, California.

There are just a few spots left at both workshops! 

I also will get to spend time

 creating and planning

with this amazing artist.

  

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A winter's end

I am ready for spring…

 

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For new challenges,

new dreams to come true

and to always see the world

with fresh eyes.

 

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The Art That Binds Us Together

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I am excited to announce that registration is now open for

The Art That Binds Us Together

Saturday, April 12, 2014

10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Favell Museum

Klamath Falls, Oregon

$25.00

(Benefits the Favell Museum) 

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With The Art of Survival as your inspiration, you will remember the internment of the Japanese people in Tule Lake during World War ll, and re-discover how through the expression and creation of art, the process of healing begins.

Using Japanese papers and vintage kimono silks, you will collage different elements together to create a Concertina, a beautiful artist book that will be part of your own personal history and your hopes and dreams.

I am very proud to say that I got a grant to teach this workshop from the Oregon Cultural Trust.  And holding the workshop at The Favell Museum is also very special, not only because it is where the Art of Survival Show will be held, but because of their beautiful facility along the Klamath River.

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You can read more about The Art of Survival

and The Art That Binds Us Together here

To learn more email me at evanleeatcharterdotnet

or Favell Museum at favellmuseumatgmaildotcom

or call them at 541-882-9996.

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(bookmaking in progress)

February dreaming

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 I am so sorry that it has been so long since my last post!  I have been so busy with deadlines, artmaking and life that I have neglected my blog.  I never thought I would do this, as River Garden Studio has been my magical place to express myself for five years!

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This month of February is always filled with dreams.  Of color, the return of color to my gardens and our landscapes.  I am dreaming of color.

This little "book" is part of an encaustic painting I submitted to Incite 2 Color Passions and was it was accepted! 

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And this corner of a book spread is a part of Tracy Verdugo's new book which you can pre-order now and will be out in July, Paint Mojo.  I am so very proud to be a part of these two publications for 2014!

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The next group of photographs are of my lovely art students who I haven't seen for a year.  I asked them to come over to create some winter garden art. You can see more photographs of them on this Facebook Album.  The two afternoons that they were definately brought some color to my world!  

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I had them gather things from my winter garden and create art on a glass table top outside.  Two of these artists began in the center and worked out, making a mandella, and the other one worked in a line.  I was very surprised at the things that they found.

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Then we went inside and they made "Ladders of Hope" with sticks from my garden and objects from my bead basket.

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In the house I have been adding color.  Spring flowers that won't survive outside in the cold yet.  They make me so happy!

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And I am dreaming of San Miguel and my workshop, 

Book of Wanderings, that you can read all about here and here.

Won't you join me?

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 I have been making more and more art for different workshops and just for myself.  

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 The more I play and experiment, the more I have to give as a teacher.

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And in return, my students give so much to me!!

Please visit here to see more of the beautiful art from my Rogue Gallery workshop! Just look at these smiling faces!!

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My next workshop is on March 22 at Woodburn Art Center in Oregon.  Registration is open for this mixed media nature journaling workshop called "As Spring Begins" and you can read all about it here!

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And don't forget my online workshop with 21 Secrets, There Is A Place.  Read all about it here and sign up for 21 amazing workshops all at one time!

 

De callada esperanza… of quiet hope

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There is a quiet hope

that fills me

this first month of the year

deep in the heart of winter.

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It is a hope for light, 

for the yellow glow of the sun.

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It is the hope for surprises

and hidden delights. 

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Small bursts of life and color.

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 A hope of days filled with creativity.

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Winter flowers from the market.

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Staying warm when the world outside

is frozen.

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In my studio I have been experimenting

with books and windows and doors.

 

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Framing and stitching and attaching.

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With colors and layers.

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Always watchful of the world around me.

Inside and out.

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Landscapes,vessels and colored backgrounds

are made

in preparation for this workshop.

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Painting with encaustics on old pieces of wood

just for fun.

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For me there is hope

in the silvery wings of a butterfly…

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And the white of the world outside.

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De callada esperanza…

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During this month of January

I wish you moments

of quiet hope and golden dreams.

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Don't forget about this online workshop

with 21 Secrets…

And my online workshop

The Thread That Weaves 

is going strong.  

(See the beautiful work of my students here!)

And here is the link to my

2014 Workshop Schedule.  

If you love making books and collages

with windows and doors… and textures and layers,

I might have just the workshop for you!

 

De callada esperanza... of quiet hope

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There is a quiet hope

that fills me

this first month of the year

deep in the heart of winter.

IMG_9056

It is a hope for light, 

for the yellow glow of the sun.

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It is the hope for surprises

and hidden delights.

IMG_9132

Small bursts of life and color.

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 A hope of days filled with creativity.

_DSC0036_2

Winter flowers from the market.

IMG_9104

Staying warm when the world outside

is frozen.

IMG_9123

In my studio I have been experimenting

with books and windows and doors.

IMG_9159

Framing and stitching and attaching.

IMG_9157

With colors and layers.

IMG_9162

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Always watchful of the world around me.

Inside and out.

IMG_9117

Landscapes,vessels and colored backgrounds

are made

in preparation for this workshop.

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Painting with encaustics on old pieces of wood

just for fun.

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For me there is hope

in the silvery wings of a butterfly…

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And the white of the world outside.

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De callada esperanza…

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During this month of January

I wish you moments

of quiet hope and golden dreams.

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…………………

Don’t forget about this online workshop

with 21 Secrets…

And my online workshop

The Thread That Weaves 

is going strong.  

(See the beautiful work of my students here!)

And here is the link to my

2014 Workshop Schedule.  

If you love making books and collages

with windows and doors… and textures and layers,

I might have just the workshop for you!

 

ACEO original collage using vintage buttons – scottie dog, shoes, and goose.

On eBay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/merchant/artistjillian
Some more ‘playing’ with vintage buttons – use them to design original ACEO (2.5×3.5″) collages around. A fun task.

Another Scottie dog – turning back time to another era when Scotties were ‘the’ dog to have.

Mother Goose transparency transfer, vintage paper and a colorful garland and spotted washi tape set off a button of a goose with a

Art of Jillian Crider 2014-01-04 14:18:00

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“Another ‘found vintage button’ – yellow gloves. I immediately thought
of sexy black lace. I hunted and found a favorite vintage Victorian
image of the lady with wonderful gloves.
I composed all together on a yellow ACEO – real lace, image, embossed
black circle shape, and button. Then added a black scroll brad with just

Vintage buttons gain new life – as collaged ACEO art – Parrot button.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291050915280 

A new series of original collaged ACEOs. 

“I found some ‘interesting’ buttons in a stash of vintage buttons, they weren’t stunners but certainly too amazing to be hidden away amongst others. This red parrot button was fastened onto a Victorian ephemera image of a beautiful corseted lady, who did indeed have a parrot perched on her fingers. I added a real

Workshop Schedule, 2014

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I am so excited to share my workshop schedule for next year, and I hope that somewhere here is a workshop that is just perfect for you!  

This schedule is still a work in progress, as some of the links aren't available yet.  

So…please check back often for updates.  Each of these workshops are very important to me, whether they are one day or a week, close or far away!

Workshop Schedule

2014

Roxanne Evans Stout

River Garden Studio

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 Collage:  Embrace Your

Creative Muse

Discover the Mystery in

Your Own Art…

 Saturday, February 8

Rogue Gallery

Medford, Oregon

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As Spring Begins

Mixed Media Nature Journaling

Recording life of the natural world

in unique ways.

Saturday, March 22

Woodburn Art Center

Woodburn, Oregon

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The Art That Binds Us Together

Saturday, April 12

Favell Museum

Klamath Falls, Oregon

(more details to come)

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Embrace Your Creative Muse

Exploring the possiblilites…

Sunday, April 27

A Work Of Heart

San Jose, CA

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Shells and Sand, Beach Art Journaling

Sunday, May 18th

Sage Place

Bandon by the Sea, Oregon

(more details to come)

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I have two workshops at 

Pacific NorthWest

Art School 

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Branching Out

Creating a beautiful mixed media

handmade book

centered around the theme of trees.

Thursday and Friday, June 5th, 6th

Join me at

Pacific NorthWest Art School

Whidbey Island, WA

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Tapestry Collages:

A Collage Immersion Workshop

I will help you trust in

your own artistic muse…

Saturday, June7th

Pacific NorthWest Art School

Whidbey Island, Washington

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A Book of Windows…

Collaging Your World

Thursday and Friday, July 3 and 4th

Redondo Beach, California

Read more about this workshop 

and register here.

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Decorated Pages

Texturing, Layering and Collaging

In Your Art Journal

Celebrating

Summertime in

Fort Collins, Colorado

 Saturday, August 2014

Read more about this workshop here….

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Book of Wanderings

Experience the wonder

of mixed media art making in

San Miguel De Allende

September 6-13

We will be staying at

Casa Carmen Bed and Breakfast

and our host is 

Rebecca Brooks

You can read all about

Book of Wanderings here!

And Here!

Registration begins soon.

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Mixed Media Nature Journaling

Wednesday and Thursday

September 24 and 25

Petaluma, California

Art Is YOU 

 

Tapestry Collages

A Collage Immersion Workshop

Friday Sept. 26

Petaluma, California

Art Is YOU

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October and November 2014

To Be Announced…