CraftSanity Episode 32
Collage Fun With Claudine Hellmuth
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Laughter comes easy for Claudine Hellmuth, 31, a mixed media collage artist and author living the ultimate creative life in Orlando, Fla. Her humorous and whimsical artwork is fantastic, with her latest pieces including collage scenes featuring back and white photos. (Above are some of her recent commissioned pieces.) She travels the country teaching art workshops and makes art, including several commissioned pieces, in her home studio.

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Claudine has worked very hard to make a life for herself as a professional artist and the cool part is she’s willing to tell us how she did it. In this episode, Claudine is going to share the story of how she became a professional artist. She’ll also share some tips about finding your artistic voice.

She’s written two books “Collage Discovery Workshop” and “Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected.” She has also produced two instructional DVD’s. Her work has been featured in fine art poster designs, in numerous magazines, and her designs have been fashioned into fun rubber stamps and scrap-booking supplies.

Check out Claudine’s web site, blog, and podcast.

This Week's Project & CraftSanity Giveaway: This week I'm going to bribe you to get crafty. The folks at North Light Books have kindly donated copies of both Claudine's fabulous books for a CraftSanity giveaway, so don't miss your chance to win one of four prizes. Bust out your craft supplies and take Claudine's 20-minute quick challenge. Make a piece of art in the medium of your choice (collage, knit, felt, sew, crochet, quilt, sculpt, whatever... ) inspired by the word "SWEET" and e-mail it to Jennifer along with your name, address and anything you'd like to say about your entry. (Tune in to this week's episode for more info.) Abby, a.k.a. CraftSanity's 2-year-old, vice president of fun, will randomly select four lucky winners. Entries will not be judged but celebrated in a gallery posting on this website. The deadline is 12 p.m. EST, Monday, September 11, so get to it! Have fun and good luck!

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