layers, layers, layers

between seasons ~ new original art

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between seasons ~ new original art

Those times between seasons feel really short-lived and transitory. A fall day might start off feeling like it's early winter, but end with warmth and the buzzing of bees. Such days aren't easily classified ~ they are neither here or there. Liminal. This collection reflects those ephemeral moments when a sea creature floats gently past and you wonder if you actually saw it. Or, when bright flowers briefly contrast with a grey fall sky before the clouds roll by. Or, when we wander, open to a spontaneous experience ~ with no real destination in mind, but not entirely lost.  In...

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coming soon ~ workshops

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coming soon ~ workshops

For several years now, I have been facilitating workshops in my other, more research-y life. A new series of workshops for women living with chronic illness is beginning soon (more info at www.roannethomas.ca). I also led a creative writing group and taught online ~ even before these challenging times. And so now I am venturing across a threshold to learn how to bring all of these things together. I would love for you to join me ~ sign up for my waitlist and get all the goods and goodies, including early bird registration and discounts on art journaling supplies.  

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layers, layers, layers

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layers, layers, layers

I was participating in a mixed media and encaustic class with one of my favourite teachers when a student asked how many layers of paint and collage were enough. Our teacher jokingly replied "40!" Even though she was kidding, there was some truth in that.  I don't always have a plan when starting a new piece. This one, titled Hopefully, eventually included a transfer of my great grandparents' house near Miscou Island in New Brunswick. Sometimes I do begin with a photo, but this piece has many layers and I wasn't thinking of the photo when I began.  The images here show some,...

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