Creative Materials

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Question about rapidographs

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Comment by Stacey Fjerkenstad on April 14, 2014 at 6:09pm

Hi Everyone!

I'm Stacey, looking forward to being part of this group.

Have a wonderful day

Comment by Laura Tolley Brown on August 20, 2013 at 12:31pm
Hey Tamara! I was in St. Louis just last week. Can't say that I miss the humidity :)
Comment by Laura Tolley Brown on July 11, 2013 at 1:02pm
Hello every body! I feel lucky to have found such a talented group of artists and am enjoying looking at your work.

I am from St. Louis, Mo, but have lived in Guanajuato Mexico for the past 2 years. Being a paper mâché artist, I have found my home. I have a great appreciation for the creativity here, and have learned many new tricks of the trade, as well as teaching them some of my own. I had been working with a local government project that made paper out of invasive water plants, but our funding got cut, so now I'm looking for new funding options. In Spanish!

I appreciate and welcome any comments or questions you might have about my work.

Enjoy the day!
Comment by Lynn Marie Naden on February 20, 2010 at 1:10pm
Hi Donald, Yeah the weather in Ak. at least in Homer is warmer, breakup is happening way too fast. I make my own paper, but I do use linters, cotton and abaca mainly, I'm going for strength. I was fortunate enough to locate and buy the only hydro pulper in the state a while back. It's an old well used little baby, and I've been packing the bearings on her regularly. I work on fairly large pieces and do it all indoors, I just use a heater fan on low or just a fan to move the air. Its always damp up here living on the coast. I did see some of your work from this site, see you into various mediums and have a eye for old farm impliments. I use to farm in Cal. in my teens and early 20's, so anything AG-like is of interest to me. I went to the world AG expo two weeks ago in Cal., geez what they're doing now with equipment and irrigation is just mind boggleing. Thanks for the comments and communication, Lynn Marie
Comment by Donald Kennedy on February 20, 2010 at 10:59am
Dear Lynn, Welcome, to the group the weather in Homer is probably warmer than it is here in East Hampton, NY. Late winter and early Spring's weather is horrible due to the wind off the ocean the locals (Bonakers)call it raw. You seem to be a direct sculptor the photo seem to be a paper cast. Do you make your own paper or do use lintels ? I haven't made paper for the past two years I enjoy it a lot I will try it again when the weather is warmer and I can work outside. Check out my website All the best, Donald Kennedy
Comment by Lynn Marie Naden on February 19, 2010 at 2:24pm
Hi, Just Leaping in to introduce myself. New to this group and always interested in networking with other artists. I'm from Homer Alaska, a sculptor, moldmaker, grand experimenter, so this site appealed to me. Lynn
Comment by Michael Lownie on July 15, 2009 at 9:51pm
Jeeze, I went downtown to work on fixing where someone graffiti ("tagged") my big copper leaf heart. Even though there was barely a breeze I had trouble leafing the damaged area. It turned out fine but I just wonder how people who do leaf outdoors like on houses manage. I suppose with a lot of the gold leaf the leaf is actually stuck to the backing paper; that would help a lot. The silver leaf I use is like that, but the copper leaf I use is thinner than tissue sheets you gently lift with a brush to the surface you are working on...crazy outdoors!
Comment by Slone Fries on July 15, 2009 at 2:54pm
I just wanted to let you know a fantastic artist who uses unique materials- Julianne is being a Featured Artist this week in the group TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Since you are all involved in this field I would love for you to check out her feature and offer any feedback or help ideas. This is one of our first non-painting feature and I would really love to see it be successful! Our group is different from yours-both are great-I would just like to see more of a diverse type of artist being able to be Featured and receive the type of attention they deserve! They only have one week as a Feature (as some may know) unlike here where there is an ongoing monologue of help! Please give Julianne 10 minutes of your time! Thanks so much!-Sloane
Comment by Amber Palecek on June 4, 2009 at 10:43pm
Thanks Donald for telling us!! I did google it and found the website!
Comment by Donald Kennedy on June 4, 2009 at 8:36pm
June 6, 2009 is "Drawing Day" on the internet type in "Drawing Day" and several sites will open so that you can participate their trying for one million drawings. So let's make it happen. All the best Donald

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