Hi! My name is Laima, and I live in Madison, WI. I`ve been doing various forms of art for the past 28+ years. I love metal, collage, painting, illustrating and creating beautiful, functional things. Lately I've been on a linoleum and screenprinting kick.
Want to see what I'm up to lately? I update my blog with art projects in various states of in progress and completed, though lately my updates have been pretty sparse.
I've been a fan of snail mail ever since getting my very first pen pal back in 1st grade (she was from Nebraska!) even though that exchange only lasted about 2 years.
Art nouveau anything
Recycled and Repurposed art
Mulling spices and spiced things
Biking and picnicking
Bees, Dragonflies, and other insects
Tea & Coffee
Peaches and blueberries (ALL berries, really)
Smoked things (like smoked cheese and smoked meats)
Canning, pickling, and otherwise preserving my own food
Puns and other clever things
Flea markets and antique stores
Learning how to do things the old-fashioned way
Burlesque, pin-up, steampunk, victorian, etc.
Taking things apart to see how they work (and then attempting to put them back together again)
I'm a big fan of blues & green, but believe all colors have their place
Japanese and Chinese ink drawings (etegami is sooooo neat!)
Pastel colors (when they're in large quantities)
I am utterly perplexed by people who insist that the ONLY aceptable way to do a zentangle is to ONLY use official patterns.... i really and truly thought that book #1's goal was to show you some ideas, get your creativity flowing, and see people go all creative making their own things! sigh.
Everything! And anything I don't do, I'm willing to try! I tend to reverse engineer cool things i see to figure out if i CAN make it at home, figure out whether i already have the supplies to do so, and whether or not it would be worth trying to make one myself. This means my house is full, full, FULL of all sorts of art supplies and UFOs (unfinished objects).
I have found that I'm not so good at knitting, and i lose interest when attempting to scrapbook.... but i really appreciate other people's results at those two!
Current favorites are art metal, concrete sculpting, and printmaking.
If you are interested in doing a one on one swap dealing with Handmade Cards or Linoleum prints, message me!
I'm always in the mood for a new scarf, pens and markers (I'm actually in need of a new fountain pen), and new recipes to try. Postcards (especially artsy, graffiti, or art nouveau ones), cameos, funky fabric, fun tea (any flavor, caffeine or no...it's all good), tea accessories, cool copper cookie cutters, embossing tools, and things involved in making my own resin stuff (I've not yet tried this and really WANT to).... are all things that would make me jump up and down when I saw them in my mailbox :)
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