Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Artistic Tags with Anna Dabrowska Live with Prima

Hi there and Happy 4th of July to you.

Anna Dabrowska is an artist that I can not get enough of her work. 
Maybe it is because it is so different from mine. Whatever the reason, her mixed media work gets me excited, so every chance I can get I like to take in her art. Anna is a Prima Girl and recently did a live workshop with Prima Live. This is a place where you can see the Prima artists work live to see how they put things together and ask questions. It is a great way to learn. 

As an art school grad.... I have always been told to emulate an artist that you like, it is a huge help to understand techniques and gather knowledge for your own personal tool box. Then your own personal style and effects come through you have more skills to choose from. 

We all have a personal artistic voice that can not be duplicated. With any class that I teach I encourage students to "copy" my work in order to understand the techniques involved. Every time the art has the makers voice attached to the work. Sorry for the rant.... I believe the process of art is all about discovery and also sharing techniques and styles. Yet- as an artist we all have to find the courage to find our own unique style, without always copying others work. 
With that being said, I worked along with Anna's video and played right along with her step by step to see how she does what she does. (so much FUN)

The result is above. Here is a link to Anna's original Tags
Thanks Anna and Prima for sharing your talents and inspiring me.


  1. She makes amazing stuff! I'm going to check out her work as we speak! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Silly me, I didn't read carefully! I thought that she made that piece, but you did!! I really like yours better :)!!

  3. gorgeous tag, and what you said is so true, thanks for sharing, hugs

  4. Would love to hang this on my bedroom wall. So pretty and very sophisticated! Keep posting please. Thanks for sharing!