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Winter Sky by erwinsart Winter Sky :iconerwinsart:erwinsart 2,357 91 The Tightrope Walker by roweig The Tightrope Walker :iconroweig:roweig 419 14 Diwali and Kali Puja by ehabm Diwali and Kali Puja :iconehabm:ehabm 528 19 Dreadlocks Reference Sheet by Kibbitzer Dreadlocks Reference Sheet :iconkibbitzer:Kibbitzer 8,390 121 the Harvester by DenmanRooke the Harvester :icondenmanrooke:DenmanRooke 64 11 The Sea Captain by DenmanRooke The Sea Captain :icondenmanrooke:DenmanRooke 1,266 146 Minimalism. by OliviaMichalski Minimalism. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 462 96 Embrace. by OliviaMichalski Embrace. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 562 73 MOLESKINE DOODLES: Beautiful Decay by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: Beautiful Decay :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 886 50 MOLESKINE DOODLES: River Horse by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: River Horse :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 1,222 115 MOLESKINE DOODLES: Imagination is Power by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: Imagination is Power :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 2,375 185 COMMISSIONED WORK: Time Guardian by kerbyrosanes COMMISSIONED WORK: Time Guardian :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 3,650 261 #154 The Weight of the World by Picolo-kun #154 The Weight of the World :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 5,069 247 In Unison by alexgphoto In Unison :iconalexgphoto:alexgphoto 479 66 They would welcome. by Ebineyland They would welcome. :iconebineyland:Ebineyland 144 4 misty whale by Ebineyland misty whale :iconebineyland:Ebineyland 111 2



beach-Recovered by bloochikin beach-Recovered :iconbloochikin:bloochikin 422 16



Liz St. Rain
United States
Current Residence: D.C. area
Favourite genre of music: Folk
Favourite photographer: Michael Horlick
Favourite style of art: Celtic Illuminated Texts,
Shell of choice: Something with spirals and chambers
Wallpaper of choice: Maybe some Abaca, drying on the wall
Skin of choice: Dried paper pulp. The kind you get on your arms from sheetforming
Favourite cartoon character: Tank Girl, The Tick
Personal Quote: "Art is the reason I get up in the morning" -Ani Difranco
Feels pretty good, so far.  Mellow, peaceful.

This last year was pretty much an exercise in persistent pursuit of the dream:
Found the ultimate art studio in February (seriously--southern sunshine, 14' ceilings,
cement floors that won't mind a lot of water and my own sink,
all in a nearly completely* refurbished art center close to home)!
Spent more time than I can say finally writing my artist's statement,
putting together a fresh portfolio, filling out applications,
working out lease legalese and then waiting.
Any day now the place will be ready and a small herd of artists will begin the stampede.  
Meanwhile, I remind myself  of its many charms.  Goddess give me patience!

Other highlights of the past year:

Took an anatomical drawing class from an amazing instructor but felt no affinity for it.  
After a lot of frustration, decided to put it to the side for awhile.  
I'll try again when I have more motivation to help me get past the deep sense of panic
that comes from seeing muddled ugliness emerge from a pencil.
Drove home to DC from Chicago in August with a truck full of more papermaking goodies:
An unusual vat apparatus, gobs of lovely moulds & deckles, books and glorious fiber.
Gave my equipment some exercise:
Demonstrated papermaking at the National Arboretum this fall--what a hoot!  
Great participation by adults and children alike.  Got invitations to future events as well.
Gathered a lot of natural fibers for the first time.  
Milkweed & Dogbane (inner bark & seed floss), Mulberry, Iris, Yucca & Hibiscus.
Got me thinking about cultivating my own plants, talking with community gardens,
researching the fiber-producing plants used in various cultures.
Worked with my husband to produce a website for the theoretical studio
(I came up with some visuals and concepts, he did all the rest.  
Took him less than a day, I might add!
Still very basic, but it has room to grow, and it's not terribly cheesy).

What else? Learned great watermark techniques, attended the Bi-annual Book Art Fair
and gathered friends and inspiration galore.
The lunar project progresses apace.  Very happy with where it's going.
The rest of 'em have gotten a bit of tinkering done.  

This next year I just want that studio
and a successful string of classes taught by yours truly.  Everything else is bonus.
  • Listening to: Peter Gabriel's Passion
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett's Nation
  • Watching: Dr Who
  • Eating: Homemade pizza
  • Drinking: Kombucha juice


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Marla-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
thank you for the fave :3
KMourzenko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the favs.:)
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
dhorlick Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! Looking forward to seeing your gallery at Art-o-matic!!
Alchiel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dropping by to wish you luck in all of your artistic endeavors!
diswiddlepiggy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Thanks for the fave! :)
erlebnis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
thank you :)
Jenni77 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the faves :highfive:
Kjakoira Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Thank You for the fav! Look forward to seeing your work!
KyokoZero Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
thank you 4 the fave ^^
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