Fabric Collage – A Closer Look Part 2

Take a closer look at the animal you are trying to create — is it wild or domestic? Does it live near a lake, mountain, ocean, forest, or desert? What makes this animal happiest…lying in a sunny spot, rolling in the mud, or chasing a butterfly? In Part 1, I directed your attention to light, medium, and darks of the colors you wish to use. But which colors should you choose?

Fabric Collage – How to Begin – Part 1

The art of textiles has been passed down for generations…including mine. My great-grandfather was a tailor who married a seamstress who gave birth to my grandmother, an awning maker who had my father who was an upholsterer, who married my mother, a gifted hand-embroiderer, who had me…

Creating With a Passion of Purpose

I recently met a black panther living in the Amazon rainforest during my afternoon meditation. He conveyed a feeling of aching and longing for home as he had been taken to another country and was very unhappy…

Follow Lorraine Behind the Scenes

Some might call me a multi-tasker and here’s why…I am the Art Director of the Library of American Comics, a professional animal communicator, an author of two published books, a watercolor artist teaching workshops …

Busy Hands Quiet Minds

Whenever I step into my art studio, it feels as if I am off on an adventure. I never know what might turn up around the bend. Most of my work is intuitive and I simply trust the flow when choosing a variety of elements to illustrate the picture.