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2017 01 Winter Berries by cloutierj 2017 01 Winter Berries :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 4 0 Winter Swans by cloutierj Winter Swans :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 7 0 Fields - Fall Color by cloutierj Fields - Fall Color :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 4 0 Quiet Fields 2 by cloutierj Quiet Fields 2 :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Quiet Fields by cloutierj Quiet Fields :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 2 0 October 2 by cloutierj October 2 :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 6 0 White by cloutierj White :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 2 0 Autumn breezes by cloutierj Autumn breezes :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 10 2 October by cloutierj October :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 8 1 Summertrees - morning mist by cloutierj Summertrees - morning mist :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 10 1 Sunlight through Forest Arches by cloutierj Sunlight through Forest Arches :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 53 11 Fields - Drainage Ditch by cloutierj Fields - Drainage Ditch :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 2 0 2015 32 Fields-woodlot by cloutierj 2015 32 Fields-woodlot :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Fields - Woodlot Dark - small by cloutierj Fields - Woodlot Dark - small :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Fields - Drainage Ditches - Small by cloutierj Fields - Drainage Ditches - Small :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0 Woodlot - Small by cloutierj Woodlot - Small :iconcloutierj:cloutierj 1 0

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2017 01 Winter Berries
We don't decorate much for Christmas, but I do go out and gather wild rose hips and greens from around the place.  This year, even better, a dear friend gave me winterberry from the swampy place on her property.  This is also called Michigan holly - it's a real holly, with large, very bright red berries, but it loses all its leaves, so the berries really stand out.  The twigs are light grey.  This piece is dedicated to Mary D.

The piece is 14" x 14".  Stardream metallic for the snow, Amate bark paper for the sky/background, and lokta for the green trees.  The little snowshoer with basket and all is made up of about 25 different cut pieces.  Not counting the berries.  
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Winter Swans
Probably the last for 2016.  I was in the field back of the house early in December, when evening was coming on; dark clouds with a little snow, so the snowy fields looked brighter than the sky.  There was a hooting sort of call behind me, that first made me think "owls", but there were too many, and it wasn't quite right.  I looked up, and overhead, pale against the cloud, were long Vs of birds, big and close, with wings and necks too long for geese, and all white.  

According to the bird book, they were tundra swans, which migrate from the far northwest to the east coast, passing over the Great Lakes on their way.  It was amazing.  I'm still thrilled by it.  
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Fields - Fall Color
The woods were so bright last week when I was working on this.  Based on fields out back of our place, and sort of stood up on edge to show all I wanted.  A couple of nice marble papers in this one - Thai momi marble for the woods, a very light, almost cloth-like tissue, and a burgundy-and-gold heavy marble, the kind that's used for book covers and end papers.  The marbled green field and the surround are Amate bark paper, and there's an Amate lace over a light lokta in the pale field.  The rest is lokta, with an unryu lace sky.  I cut the gold trees from gold Stardream metallic - love the way that handles!  

14" x 12"  
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Quiet Fields 2
Based on the fields across the road from home.  A wooded hill in the distance.  Oak woods turning purple-brown.  Amate bark for the green field and the surround; unryu, ogura, sugar cane, and lokta.

12" x 10" 
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Quiet Fields
And still more fields.  Simplicity, this time, and quiet colors.  Papers are Amate bark for the green field and surround, unryu tissue for the sky, ogura chine cream (the one they aren't making any more) for the bright field, and a sugar cane paper for the brown field.  I trimmed the deckled edges off a couple loktas for the background woods and the edge of the brown field.  I'm seeing it as standing corn, harvested soybeans, and the weeds that grew up after the wheat was harvested, but you're free to see what you like in there.

12" x 10"
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cloutierj
Jane Cloutier
United States
Is it enough to just say "Tired - busy - hi-I'm-glad-you're-here,-but-I-can't-think-of-much-to-say"  ?

No.  More than that.  Let me see - Garden is shutting down for the long, cold winter.  No apples this year.  Busy at work (enough about that).  My nephew has been coming over for the last few weeks to learn woodblock printing, Japanese-style (also known as "moku hanga".  I'm a very inexpert amateur, but I did take a class once.  It's been fun getting out those tools again.  I made small runs of a few prints, and want to do some more. 

I hope you all have something to be glad and thankful for, whether or not you are in a place that celebrates Thanksgiving Day this month!

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KuroStarSunny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! I love the style. It's very unique and creative!
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Thank you!  I'm glad you enjoy it.  Your work looks like a lot of fun to do - makes me smile.
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi there! Just wanted to say that your paperwork is amazing! :) It has a unique touch to it. And has that special sort of "magic" and whimsy in them. The shapes and rhythm and colours are just so interesting and wonderful.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
That you very much! 
Your work is lovely - great faces! (I can't do faces.)
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AngHuiQing Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Welcome. And thanks in return too! :D
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Your gallery inspires us with your highly unique high sense of style and execution.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thank you!  I'm so glad you enjoy my work.
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lichendressed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Your mixed media pieces have something magical about them. I really like what you do.
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you very much! 
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watashinokurotsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice gallery
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