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  1. Joanie says:

    Hi Sara, So glad you discovered the awesome DV gouache, too. Send me a link to your blog, or some artwork as I’d love to celebrate your gouache art with you. Please sign up for my posts, too, and stay in touch….loads of gouache (and ink) coming from my blog. I love oils too…and bounce back and forth, but when I’m away from gouache more than a week or two, I have withdrawals, I swear! ; ) Thanks so much for writing.

  2. Sara Browning says:

    I noticed you’re art was on the DaVinci site and saw that you are liking the Gouache, I went directly through DaVinci for my artist supplies and I absolutely swear by them as well. I love what you did with the Gouache. Your site is an inspiration thanks for sharing!

  3. Joanie says:

    Thanks so much for linking up and stopping by. Your still lives are exceptional! Paint On!

  4. Hi Joanie,
    I have connected with you on linkedin, love your work…especially your still life!

  5. Joanie says:

    Dear Marla

    Glad you found my site! Yes, I take this Green thing very seriously. Not only do i use upcycled materials for my painting supports (junk mail, grocery bags, cardboard) I also use only non-toxic pigments. There are many paints with cadmium, cobalt, and other toxic pigments that leach into our water, so I also choose not to use any of those. It’s taken me a bit of time to learn about them, and find suitable replacements. But I tell you, it sure makes me paint with a clear conscience.

    As for the purses, I did not YET varnish them, but yes, highly recommended. Your daughter and you should have a blast making them.

    Snail mail – well, what I do is gesso (artist primer) both sides, let them dry, and paint away. Many are seen on my site…..

    I don’t make a canvas out of them, I just use them to paint on.

    Now cardboard, that’s another matter….it has truly become my painting support of preference. It’s lightweight, firm, the corrugation “valleys” actually add some very interesting texture to the final painting.

    when you click on my Green Art portfolio, each and every one of those paintings was done on one of the three recycled supports I mention above.

    Hope you sign up for my newsletter, and stay in touch, Marla. It’s folks like you I am trying to reach with my art….. Pass the word! : )

    Here’s the link,, if you are interested.

    Blessings to you and thanks so much for writing!

    PS – with a last name like Picasso, you MUST be an artist!

  6. Marla says:

    Love your site….. very inspirational. I teach elementary students, and have begun recycling as well. Saving the environment, and saving the rainforests are critical. How exactly do you make a canvas from your junk mail? I loved the cereal box purse idea; a must try with my 11 year old daughter! Do you varnish the finish so it doesn’t peel off? Thanks for making my Sunday great!!! Marla

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