“Your job is to collect good ideas.  The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by.”  ~Austin Kleon~

I didn’t know it until yesterday,  but Jeanne Oliver has mentioned Austin Kleon numerous times in conjunction with her new workshop,  “Studying  Under the Masters, ” which I am taking, by the way.  It started yesterday.  It has over 700 people enrolled so far.  Jeanne kicks off the workshop with her study about Henri Matisse.  I haven’t watched all the lesson videos yet.  I like how Jeanne starts her portion of the workshop telling about Henri Matisses’s life.  To find out more about the workshop, click on Jeanne’s name and it will take you to her personal blog.  This workshop will be open for two years.  I’m happy about that because I’m taking the other workshop I mentioned in the previous post.  Sometimes, I wonder about all the time I spend watching other people do art instead of doing my own.  I need to stop doing that so often 🙂

I have some 4×4’s started.  I figured out if I make 8 per week, I’d have over 400 tiny pieces of art by the end of this year. Since my goal is to make 200, I can slow down.   In the meanwhile, I have some collage and sketch work to post.

I made a page with markers that bled through onto the back.  This is a sketch I made using the makers blobs.


This a doodle collage piece I made during the holidays.  I used blue and black ball point pens along with a green Sharpie pen.  The collage pieces are from a magazine advertisement:


4 thoughts on “….tidbits

  1. pixieknucklecracker January 15, 2014 / 9:37 am

    Oh I do like your collage piece! The magazine bits fit so well with your own work (colourwise I mean) I can never quite get that *flow* when I try it! As for classes, yes I plan to take a few this year. It will be a first for me, since I tend to work alone mostly. I’m all for stretching out of my comfort zone! 😀


    • Mary January 15, 2014 / 10:57 am

      You should try some classes…It’s a great way to learn new techniques, etc. Thank you for commenting!


  2. dalecooper57 January 15, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I love your collages, the mix of textures is wonderful.


    • Mary January 16, 2014 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks Dale…appreciate your comment!


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