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Carlene Taylor Simmons
Attended Tennessee Technological University
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ICAD 55 - papers, machine stitching ICAD 56 - waste paper, tea bag, machine stitching ICAD 57 - paper, machine stitching ICAD 58 - paper, fabric, machine stitching ICAD 59 - fabric, pap...
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ICAD 18 - acrylic (gel prints/rubbings), collage, watercolor crayon, PITT pen ICAD 19 - Acrylic, collage, oil pastel, black pen, labels ICAD 20 - colored, pencil, wax crayon, watercolor crayon, acrylic, collage Not exac...
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Art Cards
Continuing the practice of making art cards as a form of meditation and inspiration for themes I am exploring in my journals. Here's a wrap up of the cards made over the last couple of months.  I have keep some of these cards. Many use elements from The Art...
Continuing the practice of making art cards as a form of meditation and inspiration for themes I am exploring in my journals. Here's a wrap up of the cards made over the last couple of months.  I have keep so...
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My Dailies: March becomes April
In March I began using a system for my journals that allowed me to have multiple journals in one. I decided to make a custom size of a Traveler's Notebook style cover. You can read and see more about them here for details. Today I wanted to show you (quite ...
In March I began using a system for my journals that allowed me to have multiple journals in one. I decided to make a custom size of a Traveler's Notebook style cover. You can read and see more about them here for details. To...
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Prompt Inspiration
There is always something inspiring going on over at Daisy Yellow. I have really enjoyed working along with  Prompt60 . Here is a few of the prompts I have played with so far. You can join in anytime so check out the links to learn more about each prompt. P...
There is always something inspiring going on over at Daisy Yellow. I have really enjoyed working along with Prompt60. Here is a few of the prompts I have played with so far. You can join in anytime so check out the links to l...
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The Great Round of Mandala: The Void
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.  - Carl G. Jung Th...
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkne...
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More play with resist techniques on my next couple of cards. I was inspired to try Golden's GAC-100 as a resist by this video. The first card started with a blank grid card and the second card already had a layer of paint. Th...
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ICAD 13: acrylic, PITT pen, color pencil, found text ICAD 14: acrylic, PITT pen, found text
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Organization: Art Storage
"In all the chaos there is a cosmos,  in all the disorder a secret order."  - Carl Jung I wish someone would do a study on the brains of people who like to organize and rearrange. Specifically looking at how that aids in their creative process. But someone ...
"In all the chaos there is a cosmos,  in all the disorder a secret order."  - Carl Jung I wish someone would do a study on the brains of people who like to organize and rearrange. Specifically looking at how that aids in th...
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My Dailies: Traveler's Style Notebook
In this previous post I mentioned something new I was trying. Daily or weekly I use a variety of journals. Some of those  include  the  Moon Journal  by Anna Meade and  The Right Brain Planner  pages . I also keep a writing journal and subscribe to The Art ...
In this previous post I mentioned something new I was trying. Daily or weekly I use a variety of journals. Some of those include the Moon Journal by Anna Meade and The Right Brain Planner pages. I also keep a writing journal ...
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My Dailies: Experimenting with Creative Planning
Today I wanted to share a short video about some recent experiments with my daily journal. Here are links and more information about the things mentioned in the video.  an example of a  Computations Notebook The Right Brain Planner  -  monthly subscription ...
Today I wanted to share a short video about some recent experiments with my daily journal. Here are links and more information about the things mentioned in the video.  an example of a Computations Notebook The Rig...
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My Dailies: Creative Planning in 2015
In January and February, for my daily journal I used a spiral bound Computation Notebook . I have used the stitched version for journaling before. The paper is a nice color and thickness. And I have a hard time resisting grid paper and stamped numbers on ev...
In January and February, for my daily journal I used a spiral bound Computation Notebook. I have used the stitched version for journaling before. The paper is a nice color and thickness. And I have a hard time resisting grid ...
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Wife, mother and artist, sharing my passions for art journaling, bookbinding and mail art. 
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    Fine Art, 1997
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First You Need A Plan
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Seth's Blog: Project management for work that matters
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Resist the ad hoc. Announce that this is a project, and that it matters enough to be treated as one. The project needs a leader, a person wh

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All of the cards for ICAD this week are experiments with mono prints. I use a gelli plate to make my prints. There are also other ways to mo

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Carlene Taylor Simmons is a Mixed Media Artist and Administrative Consultant. The Organizing Type was started with a simple mission of helpi

Blog Hop
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My art buddies Karen, Teresa and Trece invited me to join an interview style blog hop. There are four questions to answer about your creativ

#365ArtJournal: My Ideal To Do List
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“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn't nouris

#365ArtJournal: Playing is a Serious Matter
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“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.” ― Albert Einst

Glue Book Wk 11: Inspiration Journal
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Sharing our Glue Books each Thursday has made me nostalgic. There are so many names and approaches to glue-booking including inspiration jou

Labyrinth: Meeting My Own Needs
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As I walked over to my friend's house this morning, I asked myself, "what do I want from this time?". I mulled over a few things and then sp

A Magical Miniature World Of Snails By Vyacheslav Mishchenko
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Talented nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko has an eye for taking photos that bring small natural worlds up to our level, showing us

Angry Birds Go!
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Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck spee

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I struggle with this. I can have a hard time writing a short note to someone I KNOW, let alone to a yet-to-be-assigned invisible partner. I

Mail Art 365: Found Inspiration
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"You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you're still alive. Make stuf