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Schacktoberfest 2021

September 22, 2021 - The Schack Art Center in Everett is hosting a FALL-tastic group art show. Two of my bird pieces were juried into this be...
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NEW at Brazen Shop and Studio Fall 2021

September 08, 2021 - we have updated two original collages into the 11x14 frames. these are now for sale. gosh, i love how they look frame...
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HOPE a virtual group exhibit with Roaring Artist Gallery

August 25, 2021 - I am super excited to have had two jurors select my collage for the HOPE exhibit opening September 1 - October 31st, 202...
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Process - Crazy Quilting Style

August 11, 2021 - I thought I might share a bit of collage process with you. The first two are in true what I call crazy quilting style fo...
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Christmas In July 2021

July 17, 2021 - I love holiday cards. Do you? (perhaps I love holiday mail. actually I love mail anytime ha!!) I love gifting a holiday...
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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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Kids Art Walk 2021 - Machines at MakeShift Gallery

April 07, 2021 - This years annual kids art walk will be virtual. I was paired with a Montessori student named Sophie The group exhibit...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spring Vision 2020 and Collage In The Time Of Coronavirus

March 21, 2020 - Our Vision 2020 workshop in early January went remarkably well. 8 of us gathered, got to know each other, and made th...
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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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"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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Coming Soon A Collaborative Workshop :: Vision 2020

November 21, 2019 - I am up to something rather exciting. limited registration for it opens 11/28 but i thought i'd give some of you a heads...
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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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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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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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Group Show :: Regeneration :: Making Sense Of It All At MakeShift

June 26, 2019 - Regeneration:: Making Sense Of it All Do you ever feel like you want to tear it all down and start over? This July at...
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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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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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Transitioning From One Opening To Another

June 26, 2019 - Project Catwalk comes down today after a long and gracious run at Social Fabric You can view the individual collages of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Accepted For Collage Exhibition In Seattle!

March 06, 2016 - In the midst of my move. Yes, I have moved again! I decided to submit to a call specifically for collage art and lo an...
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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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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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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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