Author Archives: Jill-O

About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.

Hello Summer!

Summer Waves on the Beach, a mixed media postcard using gelli-plated and decorated deli paper, lace, painted cardstock and a sand dollar stamp. Hot weather has hit us here in Michigan. Some of my friends revel in the heat, I … Continue reading

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Stencil Time

Stencils have come a long way since the 70’s. At that time they were mainly used on walls and furniture. At some point, using stencils as wall decor became rather – well- tacky. Who was the artist that decided that … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year

I stopped in to pick  up some Chinese takeout yesterday, only to find the restaurant packed with people –  a crowd at the door, either waiting for a table or, like me, waiting for their takeout order. I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Spring – an Art Journal

I live in Michigan. I love living here and love experiencing all four seasons. I admit to getting tired of the summer heat by August, and we never have enough spring for my liking and am usually heartily sick of … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016 – Hello 2017

With the new year, comes the hope of a better tomorrow. My own personal hope is to find balance and patience for any difficulties that lay ahead. Happy New Year to all my Friends and Family… January calendar layouts from … Continue reading

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More Altered Books -Women and Wisdom

I’m finally going to show off my favorite altered book page created for the round robin in which I participated. You can see some of the other pages that I made for the different themed books here, here , and here. Rose Ann … Continue reading

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Gifts of Christmas Past

I feel so lucky to belong to 2 different art groups – both with very generous, supportive artists that I can call my friends. The ages, life experiences and skill levels of these women vary greatly but we enjoy getting together … Continue reading

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