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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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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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Group Photography Show At Lucky Monkey

June 06, 2018 - Three rather random framed photographs of mine are now hanging in a group show at a lovely eclectic gift shop known as T...
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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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Essence Of Bellingham 2018

May 23, 2018 - Each year the City Of Bellingham hosts a photography contest called the Essence Of Bellingham. I entered it in the sprin...
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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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Visqueen Dancing

May 05, 2018 - A cable appeared in my window. and then a rope. and then, at the bottom of the building there was a lift. We were bei...
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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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Photography Exhibit At Sumas Historical Society And Museum

March 29, 2018 - I am super honored that the Sumas Historical Society And Museum, a true gem of a place in the small border town of Sumas...
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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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Images Sold To The City Of Sumas

March 07, 2018 - I captured an image narrative of the US/Canada border town Sumas, WA during the 6 months that I lived there. I fell for...
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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 :: 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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Freelance Articles For Whatcom Talk

February 06, 2018 - Whatcom Talk is an online whatcom county community news digest. I am pleased to say that I am writing for them now. I th...
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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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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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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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Twin Sisters Farmers Market

November 01, 2017 - FINALLY finally, after a year and a half, I found a balanced and efficient rhythm that combines my snap/ebt benefits, m...
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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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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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Make YOUR 2018 Calendar Using MY Photographs

October 03, 2017 - This make your own calendar thing using my photographs idea started casually a few years ago and has since become rather...
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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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Photography Show At Sumas Library - Why I Love My Community

September 19, 2017 - Hanging At Sumas Library through October or so Hours M-W-Sa 10 - 5 except W 10-7 Thank you Friends Of The Sumas Librar...
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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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Honored

August 14, 2017 - i belong to a FB group where folks post what they "see" in our community. the group is large, sharing, positive and kind...
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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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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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Honorable Mention

June 14, 2017 - Three of my photographs were given honorable mention in the Essence Of Bellingham Photography Contest. See the many oth...
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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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Essence Of Bellingham 2017

May 10, 2017 - There is this local photgraphy contest that I participated in last year. it's called the Essence Of Bellingham Photo Com...
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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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Cabbage Rolls

April 20, 2017 - suffice to say that this was one of those first spring evenings where the temperature and the stretch of brightness into...
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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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Our Creative Freedom To Observe

April 05, 2017 - A photography contest prompted our creative work and how it relates to our freedom. What drives international and contem...
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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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Grounded

March 22, 2017 - Going through a bit of a challenge in my life right now. Sometimes a challenge can stop you in your tracks. I feel lik...
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Winter In Washington

March 09, 2017 - I am told this is one of the worst winters in washington in some time. having lived in the midwest my whole life winte...
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One Camera Verses Another Brunch

February 07, 2017 - when nature brings you a good dose of winter Why not make brunch and take photos! I have been playing with the light...
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Josh The Woodsman

January 11, 2017 - i originally met josh through a buy nothing group on fb i needed a seam sewn on a dress i had he agreed to do that for...
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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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Art Installation :: Women's Work

October 26, 2016 - I am tremendously honored to have participated in a collaborative art installation titled Women's Work. As someone who i...
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Summer In Washington

August 24, 2016 - on a recent errand i got lost, i told the woman helping me that i was from the midwest. she asked me if i still audibly...
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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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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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Spring In Washingon

April 01, 2016 - I just HAD to post a gesture of the spring gorgeousness here.
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Tutorial :: How To Collage An Envelope

March 12, 2016 - How To Collage An Envelope. Thank you for your enthusiasm re: my Lost Art Project. Below is the tutorial I promised....
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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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Window Winter White

January 27, 2016 - I remember the first time I heard the phrase winter white. Practical as I am, I thought well that might be good for some...
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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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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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