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“This may have been a challenging theme, but you all rose to the occasion. You all put a lot of thought into making innovative and gorgeous arches. Thank you.” – Hostess Karen Owen

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This weeks theme is “Transitions” and our hostess Karen Owen created this amazing arch. What do you think of when “transitions” is mentioned? Day to night, warm to cold, childhood to adulthood, one color to another – we would love to see your creations in gothic arch form here.

A bit about our hostess:

I started on this crazy mixed media art journey about 7 or 8 years ago after a trip to Hawaii. When I came home, I started looking for ways to memorialize the trip by scrapbooking and photo art quilting. While I was making the scrapbook, I bought several rubber stamps. I wasn’t very happy with my results. So I started thinking that there must be a better way to use them. I bought Suze Weinberg’s book, The Art of Rubber Stamping. The first weekend after I had the book I did almost every technique described! I was hooked! Later came altered books and collage. I still use rubber stamps, still occasionally quilt, and I enjoy using Photoshop for digital art, but my passion is collage. I like to combine painting with images to tell a story.

I have chosen “Transitions” as my theme for this week. I interpreted it as the transition from winter to spring, but it could be day to night, warm to cold, childhood to adulthood, one color to another — I can’t wait to see how you interpret this theme.

You may see more of Karen’s beautiful work on her blog:

http://www.karenink.typepad.com