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Winter Sky by erwinsart Winter Sky :iconerwinsart:erwinsart 2,355 91 The Tightrope Walker by roweig The Tightrope Walker :iconroweig:roweig 413 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 8,326 120 the Harvester by DenmanRooke the Harvester :icondenmanrooke:DenmanRooke 63 11 The Sea Captain by DenmanRooke The Sea Captain :icondenmanrooke:DenmanRooke 1,271 146 Minimalism. by OliviaMichalski Minimalism. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 463 96 Embrace. by OliviaMichalski Embrace. :iconoliviamichalski:OliviaMichalski 561 73 MOLESKINE DOODLES: Beautiful Decay by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: Beautiful Decay :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 889 49 MOLESKINE DOODLES: River Horse by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: River Horse :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 1,226 115 MOLESKINE DOODLES: Imagination is Power by kerbyrosanes MOLESKINE DOODLES: Imagination is Power :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 2,382 185 COMMISSIONED WORK: Time Guardian by kerbyrosanes COMMISSIONED WORK: Time Guardian :iconkerbyrosanes:kerbyrosanes 3,664 261 #154 The Weight of the World by Picolo-kun #154 The Weight of the World :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 5,092 247 In Unison by alexgphoto In Unison :iconalexgphoto:alexgphoto 481 66 They would welcome. by Ebineyland They would welcome. :iconebineyland:Ebineyland 141 4 misty whale by Ebineyland misty whale :iconebineyland:Ebineyland 109 2

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Liz St. Rain
Artist
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
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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.
Arrgh!!!
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).

www.milkweedpaper.com/

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