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About artrites

Some people would see only a middle aged woman, albeit fairly well preserved, but in reality, I'm an English writer and artist (order exchangeable) living in Germany. I'm a blended learning specialist, graphic designer, and train adult education teachers, when I can find the work. There is far, far more to me that even that, of course, but discovering that is the journey you can undertake by reading this blog.

Alba – The Equinox

Time is not the constant phenomenon people think it is. Time ebbs and flows. It has flurries and maelstroms, shallows and whitewaters. Time has tripping currents and perilous undertows, meanders, and gushing falls. I have always known how to interpret … Continue reading

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Becky Lowe (USA)

Travels as Cosmic Pearl http://cicadiaxiii.wordpress.com/ Art is the way I make sense of the world. It is a form of meditation. Art has helped me process feelings and is something that makes my life worth living. My first love is … Continue reading

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Linda Doughty (UK)

Travels as Zentara Shadowsoul http://zentara.wordpress.com/ I’m an explorer from England, playing with various techniques and media, often using my own photographs as inspiration. Creative writing also plays a part within my work: I obtained a Creative Writing Certificate at the … Continue reading

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Susan Letham (UK/Germany)

Travels as Alba http://artangelix.blogspot.com/ I walk between worlds, familiar with all, truly at home in none. Art and writing help me offset the risk of becoming lost in translation. The arts are tools I use to interpret my sojourns and … Continue reading

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Carolyn Hartley (USA/Missouri)

Travels as Issabell Dragon (Issy) http://mindlesswonders.blogspot.com Art and writing are my voice, in a world in which I am seldom heard. Together, they represent a safe place in which I can be myself, dive into the odd and unusual, and … Continue reading

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Lani Gerity Glanville (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Travels as Shiao Mei Mei http://lanipuppetmaker.blogspot.com/ Here is the inspiration behind everything I do whether it is puppet making, doll making, art, altered art, journal making, writing, teaching, book altering, photography, photoshop, collage, living or breathing. I love the creative … Continue reading

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Erika Cleveland (USA, Connecticut)

Travels as Kalili http://eachdayisapresent.blogspot.com Art has always had a place in my life but sometimes a reluctant one. As a child growing up, I drew and painted, making and illustrating books with themes like magical flying bunk beds or talking … Continue reading

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Art Project: Fold your map

You can roll or fold your map (or not), but if you want to try a traditional map fold, check this tutorial. If you look closely, you’ll see how easy it would be to create your map in sections (or … Continue reading

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Art Project: Create a Map

The map I mentioned in the project description is a central feature of your journey through Imagi-Nation. It is the tool that will help you create, imagine, and journey through that part of the realm of Imagi-Nation you are destined … Continue reading

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Art Project: Create a Paper/Fabric/Mixed Media Doll

Your doll is a representation of your journey character. This is probably a project that requires little explanation, as I’m guessing we have all made dolls galore, in various media. I’ve listed a handful of resources below, anyway. Feel welcome … Continue reading

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