I Have New Rabbit Sculptures

This one and one other have been posted in the Etsy shop. http://sarahogren.etsy.com

Interested In Larger Prints?

I often get asked for larger prints of my open edition work, but the printer that I currently have can't handle anything more than a 5x7" in most cases. They are a fabulous 5x7" but I've been trying to find another route that not only keeps my print costs down for myself but also for you. I like my art to be affordable. I think I may have found the solution. I am now on a site called Society 6. There you can purchase my work in larger formats and even printed on canvas. My official web address there is http://society6.com/sarahogren

Where Do You Find Your Objects?

I get asked all the time where I find the objects that I use in my art work. The truth is that there really is no secret place. I find my objects in thrift stores, antique shops, and most often through craft stores and other mass merchandisers. These are all stores that you can most likely find in your neighborhood.
My secret is that I look at an object for it's shape and potential. You can cover just about any object or surface in paint and paper, so essentialy everything becomes a potential canvas. For me, I look for objects that are interesting and have a smooth texture. It doesn't matter if there is a image already printed onto the piece; just cover it.
Above is an example of a urn that I found at my local craft store. It's a little beat-up, but that is no problem since I will be covering the piece with paper and paint.

I usually begin with applying my paper. Here I have begun to cover my object with decorative papers and vintage text.

I then cover my image with white paint, but making sure that some of the paper design beneath comes through.
I add my painted-on clouds and a little metallic paint on the edges near the parts of the urn that were not painted in order to provide a little transition between the untouched portion of the urn and the image I am creating.
I next add my cut-out collage images all around the surface of the urn and add my hand-drawn details in pen and ink.
A layer of varnish is all that is needed and the piece is complete!

I Have Exciting News!

I just wanted to let everyone know that you can now buy the following three prints above at Urban Outfitters.
Each piece is framed and measures 10x14". So if you are looking for a larger print of my work, here is your chance!

Spring Studio Cleaning

I am cleaning out my studio and am having a clearance sale in my Etsy shop. These items need loving homes and I will be adding new items all week. Please check it out!

Quails Have Invaded My Art

My newest interest in the animal kingdom and inclusion in my art work seems to be that of quails. You may have already noticed them sneaking into some of my previous creations already. Now no need to worry my rabbit lovers out there, the rabbit is here to stay, but the quail will be making an appearance every now and again.

Silly Quail Necklace

Quails, aside from being beautiful are also kind of a silly creature and not really known for their intelligence. I like them anyways. They almost say to me, "So what if I'm not the smartest, I'm cute and I don't care what you think; ignorance is indeed bliss". It may be my new mantra...

Silly Quail (reproduction print)Both of these quail themed works have been posted in the shop, but be careful as they may infect your mind as well!

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