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Lets Collage About Retro Travel In Japan

June 16, 2021 - I was gifted a super great stack of books to tear apart, many of them retro. gotta love how my amber gets in on the acti...
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Portraiture Within A Boundary

May 22, 2021 - Portraiture Within a Boundary or at least that is what I will call these for now. 12 8x8 stitched collages within the...
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A Letter To Artist Sanaz Haghini

April 05, 2021 - Woman Made Gallery hosted an exhibit titled "Reciprocity". The theme was about artists pairing their work. What struck m...
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Connections At Roaring Artist Gallery

March 23, 2021 - 22 Artists, along with the galleries represented artists have been juried into a virtual group exhibition titled "CONNEC...
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Vintage Playing Card Collages Now At Main Gallery 404

March 03, 2021 - These unique 6x6 stitched collages are now hosted by Main Gallery 404 in Bloomington, IL
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Updated Framed Work At Brazen

March 03, 2021 - It is time to switch out my collage art graciously hosted by BRAZEN. Brazen just celebrated their 3rd year in business.
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Birdland 2021

February 03, 2021 - BIRDLAND February 5-28, 2021 SOLD - crow "Flock through Skagit Valley and visit Smith and Vallee Gallery for our An...
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Pandemic Image Essay 2020

January 13, 2021 - Each year end I review my image library for themes. I do this as a way to separate certain images for future use. To sub...
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Vibrational Collage

January 02, 2021 - I co-taught a year long course in 2020 with one of my very favorite humans and Tarot card reader Sara Galactica. The co...
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2020 Graffiti

December 11, 2020 - I am a huge fan of many of the local street artists here. In 2015 when I arrived in WA I loved the experience of the "f...
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Birds Of 2020

November 28, 2020 - Labor Day weekend I set aside an afternoon and pulled out a variety of magazine sources looking for birds. I was thinkin...
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Fall Consignment At Brazen

October 15, 2020 - I am excited to bring in some new ideas for consignment at Bellinghams darling of a shop known as Brazen Shop + Studio....
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LOSS A Virtual Group Exhibit At Woman Made Gallery

August 12, 2020 - During Covid times Woman Made Gallery in Chicago began hosting group virtual openings in a different way. They reduced t...
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2020 JULY Events

July 08, 2020 - I have two virtual events this July. One is in Chicago. at Woman Made Gallery - the theme is HOME, i wrote about it in...
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HOME A Virtual Group Exhibit with Woman Made Gallery

June 25, 2020 - I am honored to be participating in the group show HOME, a virtual exhibition. with Woman Made Gallery in July! I look...
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My 4x6 Notecard Process

June 24, 2020 - Here is the process for my 4x6 Notecards This work falls into the collage, stitched collage, crazy quilt style with pap...
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What Might Have Been And What Is June 2020

June 02, 2020 - I WAS slotted for an artist talk and solo photography installation for June's First Friday. A strategizing meeting on v...
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Home Art Tour

May 31, 2020 - I have written this post multiple times and for some reason my template was being very finicky. Image files were too lar...
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The Loss Of May 2020

April 29, 2020 - Normally in May, the community here focuses on kids art. The celebration, now in it's 20th year takes over many of the l...
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How To Bind With Paper

April 15, 2020 - I am binding most edges of my collage work these days. I wanted a way to take my odd sized collage art to a more finishe...
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Let's Collage Together!

April 08, 2020 - The last two weekends I led a handful of collage things. They were random and I just loved it! P erhaps consulting with...
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APRIL #virtualbhamartwalk

April 03, 2020 - In times of things now pandemic our downtown business organization has taken on trying out a virtual art walk. YAY!!!...
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My Art Life In The Time Of A Pandemic

March 25, 2020 - IF I was having my normal life as an artist. On this day, Wednesday 03/25/2020, I'd be posting exciting new art happenin...
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MY CITY STUDIO

January 26, 2020 - It's almost the end of January 2020. I signed my lease in December for what will be my 3rd year here at my city studio....
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Making Journals The Creative Subconscious Way

January 26, 2020 - Making journals the creative subconscious way all started when I found myself down a youtube rabbit hole. i had been exp...
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For The LOVE Of February

January 24, 2020 - 2020 shot out of the new year cannon beginning with the launch of a new touring installation titled SINGULARITY. The 21...
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Coming Soon :: Birds Eye View At Smith And Vallee Gallery

January 23, 2020 - 12/13/2017 --- my number was called for low-income housing. I had applied 25 months prior. Took 2 years to be approved....
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2019 Year In Review

January 16, 2020 - Warning. Long post. If you read it all you are wonderful!! In the late fall I like to sit with what I might want to say...
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"Singularity" Begins It's Tour!

January 02, 2020 - My preparation work is finally complete! Singularity opens at Brazen Shop+ Studio for January's First Friday. What a g...
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Registration is NOW OPEN for Vision 2020 Workshop

December 03, 2019 - Registration is now open for Vision 2020. "Illuminating The Wisdom Within" and I am pretty darn happy about it! My ver...
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An Ode Collage Project

November 18, 2019 - I used to be a wellness blogger. I began researching blogs as early as 2005. By 2007 I was writing my own posts and thro...
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Make.Shift Gallery Juror

November 03, 2019 - I was invited to juror for the 2020 line up for Make.Shift Gallery. I am honored to have just completed that task over...
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November 2019 Art Walk

November 03, 2019 - Nothing like an Art Walk on the 1st of the month to get your creative inspirations going. All that art work is up for t...
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What's Next For 2020

September 18, 2019 - I have been in an internal space lately. 9 months into 2019. The year has been a flurry! A good flurry. Despite good, I...
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Main Gallery 404

September 03, 2019 - In 2009 my daughter started college. I bought a little house in Central IL to be near her. I had just started to teach m...
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22nd International Open At Woman Made Gallery - Chicago

July 31, 2019 - 8/09/2019. Update. This SOLD to a member of the board of the gallery. It is such an honor to be part of this exhibit. e...
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Singularity

July 21, 2019 - Welcome to my next touring solo exhibit. Singularity The opening will be in January 2020. Stay tuned. Creative Sub...
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Revisiting Creative Subconscious Collage

July 16, 2019 - I started teaching my creative subconscious collage workshop in 2000. Goodness, that's 19 years ago now. I developed t...
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Coming July 2019

June 26, 2019 - I wonder if a single post like this listing a blast of current things happening is a good idea? July Openings - ART W...
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Second Phase Of Making For The Inspirit-Form Quilt

June 26, 2019 - This spring I perfected the bind with a backing technique so often used in quilting, but with paper. i had to put all o...
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Paper Crazy Quilt Style Squares Now At Brazen Shop + Studio

June 26, 2019 - This is a super example of some of my newest work. I am combining collage, photographs, and crazy quilt format into thes...
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July Featured Collage Work At Bayou On The Bay

June 26, 2019 - This fabulous trio of black and white collages began touring in 2016. They have been as far as Seattle! They are a stron...
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Collage Circle

June 21, 2019 - Graduates of my Creative Subconscious Collage Workshop have the opportunity to circle each month and collage together. C...
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Now Included At The Lucky Dumpster In Edison

May 27, 2019 - Edison is a gem of a Washington state small town. it's a real find. and it's very small. a moment/small actually. on...
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Quilt Exhibit At Lightcatcher

May 27, 2019 - An exciting new exhibit is coming to Lightcatcher (June 1st through August 25th) Modern Quilts: Designs Of New Century...
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You Can Take It With You

May 21, 2019 - I entered a juried call for art. I am excited to share that 5 of my mixed media pieces were accepted. It will be a grou...
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Life On Mars And KIds Art Walk At MakeShift

April 17, 2019 - Every year, Make.Shift Gallery celebrates Kid's Art Walk in May. This year, we've partnered with Cedar Tree and o Woods...
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Join me for Project Catwalk - A Solo Installation at Social Fabric

April 04, 2019 - Project Catwalk by Artist Karen Hanrahan Catwalk is a term derived from the way female models walk, which is similar to...
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NEW Print Release For Spring At Brazen

April 03, 2019 - I added the option of prints from original collage work of mine as an option for sale this year. I am working with Thres...
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Inspirit Form Installation Becomes A Paper Quilt

March 03, 2019 - I dismantled my touring collage installation known as Inspirit Form. It had about a 15 month run in a variety of locatio...
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Save The Date :: Project Catwalk :: Interactive Collage On April 5th

March 02, 2019 - 2019 started off with a flurry of wonderful creative activity. right now i am in the midst of some mighty collage makin...
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Brazen Shop + Studio Turns One

March 02, 2019 - A group show titled "We're Hare" at Brazen Shop + Studio celebrates their one year anniversary. I love the theme. I ma...
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NEW YEAR NEW COLLAGE ART PRINTS

January 30, 2019 - Its a brand new year and I have new ideas for getting my art into the homes of art lovers who appreciate my work!! In c...
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2018 In Review

January 18, 2019 - The intensity of 2018 expressed itself in many different ways. my holiday greeting shared: In 2018 I was in a total of...
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Warp And Woof Group Show At MakeShift

January 06, 2019 - The art call mentioned the word stitch. I felt especially pleased to submit my latest collage work. What a GREAT way to...
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Inspirit-Form's Final Installation

December 12, 2018 - On Friday I celebrated my final art walk for 2018 plus the final hanging of my touring installation known as Inspirit -...
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Project 2017 Themes Update

November 28, 2018 - I had good intentions this past February in taking apart my collage work from the year 2017. I had no idea how much of a...
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The Pitch Dark Of Dawn

November 12, 2018 - In the pitch dark of dawn, a man who loved to hike, someone I had never met before, his friend and his beloved dog picke...
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My 2019 Photographs Calendar Is Here

November 12, 2018 - I am VERY excited to post images for the upcoming year's calendar!! Folks use my select images for their personal calen...
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Artists Influence Artists

October 17, 2018 - it was hard to choose between touring fellow artists who annually open their studio's at this time of year, vs chasing t...
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Language Of The Voiceless: A Group Exhibit At Woman Made Gallery

September 16, 2018 - Submitting art to a juried show is subjective to the opinion of a juror. Add a layer of friendly competition, and the pe...
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Endangered Species: Artists On The Frontline of Biodiversity

September 05, 2018 - Recently, and to my delight, I found myself courted by Bellingham's Lightcatcher Museum Gift Shop! Lightcatcher is gear...
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Inspirit-Form Continues Tour Now Hanging At The Downtown Coop

September 05, 2018 - I am super excited to share that Inspirit-Form, touring now for an entire year, is at its newest location at Bellingham'...
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Project 2017 :: One Eye Series

August 18, 2018 - While collaging daily in 2017, I began to observe art work that had just a single eye in them. I am not sure the meaning...
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Project 2017 :: Trees

August 18, 2018 - I have been enjoying the memory evoking task of tearing apart journal pages that are from the year 2017 - this was the y...
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Project 2017 :: Floral

August 18, 2018 - As a project I am tearing apart the journals of daily collage work from 2017 and dividing the art work into themes/narra...
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Narrative :: A Living Statue

August 18, 2018 - once upon a time i authored an article and in the process of it all took way too many photographs. she, this beautiful l...
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FORCE :: A Group Show About Nature

August 07, 2018 - Force:: A Group Show About Nature For the month of September, Make.Shift Gallery will feature several local artists who...
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Prospective Parts :: Tops And Bottoms

July 15, 2018 - i want to earmark an opportunity i had to show some nude work with this blog post. if you are offended by nudity, two o...
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Bird Series :: On Consignment

July 07, 2018 - VERY excited to announce that I will be releasing a select bird themed group of collages. It's been awhile since I've s...
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Prospective Parts - Group Show At MakeShift In July

June 11, 2018 - MAKE.SHIFT JULY ART WALK: “PROSPECTIVE PARTS” WORKS BY FRANCIA OROZCO, KAREN HANRAHAN, KATIE HOWARD, & CYDNI CARTER...
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Inspirit Form Continues Tour at Brazen Shop and Studio

June 06, 2018 - In it's third installation, Inspirit-Form - a 22 piece collage show, now hangs through June and July at Brazen Shop + St...
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Collages Now Hanging At Joy of Pilates Studio

May 23, 2018 - My touring black and white collage trio is now hanging at Joy Of Pilates In Bellingham. Super fun, airy, warehouse style...
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Eighteen By Twenty Four

May 11, 2018 - To challenge myself in 2018 I decided to make one large 18x24 collage per week. i have always collaged in an 8.5x11 form...
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Our Imaginary Friend Griselia

April 24, 2018 - I answered a call for art from Make.Shift Gallery. Every year, Make.Shift Gallery celebrates Kid's Art Walk in May. Thi...
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Inspirit-Form On Tour!

March 29, 2018 - I am very excited to share that my solo installation "Inspirit-Form" is going on tour. First stop was installed yesterd...
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Project 2017 :: Birds

March 16, 2018 - I am enjoying tearing apart my collage journals and organizing them into visual themes and stories. If you recall I made...
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Group Photography Show :: Seeing Bellingham

February 28, 2018 - I am very excited to participate in a group photography show that will highlight 40 photographs of the Bellingham area -...
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Project 2017 :: The Neighbor

February 18, 2018 - My Project 2017 continues. To remind you, I am deconstructing a YEAR of daily collage making and sharing the stories and...
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Project 2017 :: Black And White

February 11, 2018 - Project 2017 continues as I explore the daily collage work that was created in 2017. I am sharing chronologically. As s...
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Project 2017 :: Cry For Help

February 11, 2018 - Welcome to my latest project. In 2017 I took on making a collage each and every day. Come November I entered a call for...
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Shelf-Conscious Collage Journals at Make.Shift

February 10, 2018 - A local call for art requested the journals of artists for a group show at Make.Shift In Bellingham. I had been playing...
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Integrating Typography Into Collage

January 10, 2018 - Soon, at Jansen Art Center, I will be teaching a class that has a specific technique and creative focus. The class I've...
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2017 Daily Collage In Review

December 31, 2017 - At the beginning of 2017 I took on the hashtag #icollagedaily over at instagram. I set the intention to collage each and...
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ART Inventory Sale

December 06, 2017 - Two years ago I had the opportunity for the first time to vend, show and teach my art in WA. I showed, shared and facili...
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The Loft

November 23, 2017 - I would say that this living space, my loft, is the oddest space I have ever lived in. It's the third place I have live...
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Inspirit Form Is Now At Artsy

November 23, 2017 - Downtown Bellingham Gallery Pegasus is virtually representing my 22 collage collection "Inspirit - Form" at Artsy. Be s...
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Holiday Showings!

November 23, 2017 - I am very excited to share that my black and white touring collage trio will be joining the window and door collage seri...
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In Praise Of Inspirit-Form

November 15, 2017 - The Inspirit-Form Collage Collection is down. A piece sold another is in inquiry to sell a donation was made to the f...
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Turning The Soil

November 05, 2017 - The prompt invited the theme of turning the soil when i read that, i immediately thought of a former garden bed of iri...
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Self Portrait In Chalk On Velvet

October 19, 2017 - Behold - a drawing I rendered in the early 90's. The class assignment was to replicate a famous artist in our own liken...
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7 Day Black And White Challenge

October 17, 2017 - In response to a FB prompt I playfully posted 7 black and white photography images to my feed. Additionally - I also mad...
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Window And Door Collage Series

October 04, 2017 - i recently created a collage series using black and white images. The magazine photographs captured windows and doors in...
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Artist Talk And Raffle To Win A Collage

September 26, 2017 - Collage Artist Karen Hanrahan gives Artist Talk Friday October 27th at 4:30 - 6 PM Deming Library - 5044 Mt Baker High...
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At Make.Shift through September

September 20, 2017 - my collage, as it turns out, was selected for the making history exhibit at make.shift in conjunction with whatcom count...
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Inspirit - Form At Deming Library

September 11, 2017 - Thank you friends of Deming Library for hosting my solo collage installation Inspirit-Form. I thought i'd author a post...
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Make.Shift Call For Art :: Making History

August 14, 2017 - I am submitting a collage to this call for art - super great art making prompt from Make.Shift Making Space I had to go...
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Why Make Art

August 14, 2017 - I have been thinking lately about the compulsion to create. For those of us who are artists - we get it, but does someon...
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Great Hanging Gig At Mallards Ice Cream

August 02, 2017 - Had a 6 week hanging at Downtown Bellingham's infamous Mallard Ice Cream Parlor. Heard of the opportunity through a fri...
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Save The Date :: Solo Collage Exhibit :: Inspirit-Form

July 12, 2017 - Coming to the Deming Library September 20th through Oct 28th A solo collage exhibit. INSPIRIT-FORM The modern human o...
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Once Upon A Time There Was A Bully

July 06, 2017 - i have a bully in my past and he recently emailed me. my collage for that day was going in one direction. randomly, i tu...
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Art Happenings This Summer

July 06, 2017 - just a quick update: 7 days ago, and quite the blur. I moved my life and my art studio. it happened rather quickly, my...
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Collage With Karen Every Second Saturday At MakeShift Art Space

May 31, 2017 - i am quite pleased to announce that beginning June 10th and every second saturday from 11 - 1, following that - at leas...
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The Theme Is Wild Cut

May 10, 2017 - I recently submitted these three collages to a gallery's juried call for art - the theme is "Wild Cut" In the past I ha...
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Collages On Tour At Lenny's Bike Shop

May 10, 2017 - Excited to share that Lenny's Bike Shop in Ferndale, WA has a gallery wall that is now hosting these three collages!! Si...
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Paired Image Collage Technique

April 20, 2017 - i have been collaging for a long time. recent years collage has taken on a larger role in my day to day. as well as a gr...
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Easy To Step To Manzata

April 05, 2017 - Over the weekend I had the opportunity to collage prompted by a short story. Local author Alma Alexander is working on...
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Collage Tells Stories For Me

March 29, 2017 - My personal process for making a collage starts with a pause. like a deep breath. never more than that. just a small mom...
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PhotoLush 2017 Delivers Authentic Message

February 27, 2017 - I signed up for the photographers conference PhotoLush 2017 in a very spontaneous moment. I signed up because it was loc...
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Collages For Sale At Dog & Pony Gallery In Peoria

February 15, 2017 - Darn stoked to announce that quite a few of my original journal collaged pages are now for sale at The Dog And Pony Gall...
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Collage Artist Displays At Social Fabric In Bellingham

February 15, 2017 - Through a referral I was guided to this lovely boutique/gallery and making place called Social Fabric. Renee, owner of...
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Full Circle

February 01, 2017 - Over the weekend I completed my gratitude packages for the Go Fund Me monies that were gifted to me. If you recall a 30...
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2016 A Very Good Year

January 25, 2017 - It was a very good year. That 2016. A triumphant year actually. Much to overcome. Yet, in it's artistic glory, a very ca...
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Collage A Calendar In 13 Days

December 06, 2016 - Collage A Calendar In 13 Days An Online Workshop taught by Karen Hanrahan WITH TAROT INSIGHT FROM SARA GALACTICA As the...
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New Skills

December 04, 2016 - recently a woman told me i needed to learn a new skill. she said i already had an artistic aesthetic and that all i need...
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Holiday Vintage Reindeer At The Bureau

December 01, 2016 - One of the things I have just loved about my affiliation with The Bureau Of Historical Investigation this past year has...
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Defining Moments

November 27, 2016 - There are moments in our life when we know we've defined something. It might be something good. Or it might be something...
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Winter Is Blue

November 09, 2016 - Spent some time today submitting art for a winter juried exhibit at the Jansen Art Center. I had some decisions to make...
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My Country Studio

October 16, 2016 - I am not fond of my current phone camera. It's SO bad I stopped using it completely. My last two phones had really great...
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Whatcom County Library System Hosts Creative Subconscious Collage Workshops

September 27, 2016 - It was a very successful gathering for my workshop this past Saturday at the Everson Library. T hank you very much What...
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Fall Exhibit Jansen Art Center

September 21, 2016 - Very excited to announce that several of my art works were chosen to participate in the upcoming Fall exhibit at Jansen...
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The Sunflower Series

September 10, 2016 - Sunflowers! Something about them calls to me each and every autumn. Here is my current sunflower series. Photographed...
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The 900 Series

September 04, 2016 - Hello Autumn. I thought I'd release another collage series before getting my thinking cap on about marketing for the ho...
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Guest Blog Post :: What We Don't Know

July 27, 2016 - I was invited to author a guest post for The Bureau's Blog. The timing was rather synchronistic. What I had to say felt...
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The Loose Pages Series

June 26, 2016 - a small collection of collages were created separate from my journal. i am releasing a few of these pieces. they are k...
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The Lost Art Project Is A Success!

June 15, 2016 - It is with great joy that I share how remarkable it felt to pool together all the thoughtful and just beautifully collag...
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Press Release :: The Lost Art Project

May 25, 2016 - My dear friend Ruth Cobb wrote this press release for me. I should never author press releases. I use way too many excla...
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My Neighbor Brings Me Eggs

May 11, 2016 - my new neighbor showed up wearing knee high rubber boots toting just laid eggs in a purple knit cap. i was beside myself...
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Announcing :: The 500 Series - Originals Only.

April 28, 2016 - In the spirit of a pre-mom's day sale coming up this saturday at The Bureau. I decided to launch an originals only rele...
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Update :: LOST ART PROJECT

April 20, 2016 - I am preparing for an artist of the month window display. TWO windows actually. Two windows featuring ME and MY creati...
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Creative Subconscious Collage Workshop

April 05, 2016 - The Creative Subconscious Collage Workshop is a process. Trusting the workshop process includes allowing facilitation an...
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The Shearing Of Sheep

April 03, 2016 - The neighbors had a sister/brother team come out to shear a few sheep. I enjoyed photographing a process I have never s...
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Discounted Collages And Next Art Walk

March 31, 2016 - Featured for this month's Art Walk Spotlight is none other than Downtown Bellingham's darling of a boutique business The...
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Ready For The Next Art Walk

February 27, 2016 - The B Side Series (prints only) are now up and on display - ready for the next Downtown Bellingham Art Walk!
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Next Collage Workshop :: Practicing Self Love

February 17, 2016 - What a splendid happening this turned out to be. More workshops are now scheduled. Follow up groups are beginning to sus...
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And Then There Is The B Side Series

January 27, 2016 - when Sara - owner of The Bureau Of Historical Investigation, and I curated the collage pieces that were to be part of Th...
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Announcing :: The 200 Series

January 23, 2016 - It is with great pride and delight that I announce my very first print series. The 200 Series. Behold! These select jo...
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Curated

January 20, 2016 - I am very happy to share that from February through July, I will be selling (SELLING!!) original collages and prints fro...
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Acclimating

January 06, 2016 - Since moving to Washington I have described my arrival as feeling like a stranger in a strange land. Many factors contri...
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The Emma's Are Feminomenal

December 19, 2015 - Two HS AP Language and Composition "Emma's", posted a call for art and scored from women of the community over 20 pieces...
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SOLD!

September 02, 2015 - It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I share that a piece I recently exhibited has SOLD. I wrote about the man wh...
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NEW Camera Challenge

July 22, 2015 - I officially declare july NEW CAMERA MONTH my LUMIX, ever so generously gifted to me this past oct was collecting dust.
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Artist Reception A Success!

November 12, 2014 - My artwork was selected for the very first time to hang at a Chicago gallery. How cool is that? This past Saturday was...
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Artists Include Karen Hanrahan

October 27, 2014 - Don't know about you, but i REALLY like seeing my name in print. Started when i got my first phone in the late 70's. Ye...
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Behold :: A Year Of Collage

October 01, 2014 - Behold:: A Year Of Collage. On my birthday last year I decided to begin a journal of collages. One year later, again on...
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Artist Residencies Complete :: Four Seasons

August 13, 2014 - July found me back at The Milkweed Mercantile At Dancing Rabbit Eco-Village for my final of four artist residencies. I a...
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Image Wins Local Contest

June 11, 2014 - In recent weeks I submitted five photographs into a local photography contest. Small contest - over 50 entries, about 10...
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Things I've Learned As An Artist In Residence

May 14, 2014 - The goal of an artist residency is to drench ones self in their creativity. A few years ago I didn't even know what an a...
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Artist Residency :: Revisited

February 17, 2014 - In January I had the remarkable opportunity to repeat my artist residency. My hosts Alline and Kurt of Milkweed Mercanti...
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I Was Awarded An Artist Residency!

September 25, 2013 - in just three short weeks I will spend 10 days deeply immersed in my artistic expression. Photography. Oh my gosh. M y a...
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The Artistic and Subconscious Expression Of Collage

September 18, 2013 - Today a local gal hosted another one of my collage workshops. The collaboration was a meeting of the minds of sorts, pre...
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The Tale Of The Tail Of A Mermaid

February 06, 2013 - I had the thrill of capturing a woman as she was having color added to her tattoo. The mermaid's tail, an original drawi...
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Wordless Wednesday :: Abstract

May 23, 2012 - Wordless Wednesday - where images speak. more speaking here and, of course here.
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