Kathy Johnson

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Artist/Teacher
Collage, Eco Printing, Textile Arts
Repurpose ♻️ Reuse
📍Coastal SE Connecticut

https://linktr.ee/kathyjohnsonart

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Looking forward to starting a new stitching project.⠀
This piece of wool was eco printed & dyed this past summer in a class I took to learn about the differences of eco printing on textiles versus paper. Love the combination of the gray of the maple leaf print and the yellow from the osage orange dye.⠀
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#EcoPrinting #OneOfAKindPrint ⠀
#EcoPrintOnWool #PlantPigment ⠀
#BotanicalContactPrint #OsageOrange⠀
#EmbroideryOnWool #DMCThread⠀
#HandMade #WorksOnTextile⠀
#NaturesInspiration #JapaneseMaple⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists⠀
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I'm already scheduling dates into next year - how about you?⠀
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Just a reminder that the last day to order a printed calendar with before Christmas delivery is this Friday the 14th.⠀
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I'm excited about my February 10th Valentine's Day Workshop. More on that coming soon. ⠀
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Link for the calendar is in my profile.⠀
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#EcoPrintCalendar #EcoPrinting ⠀
#CalendarForPurchase #PlantPortrait⠀
#GiftGiving #Holidays2018⠀
#WorksOnPaper #PlantPigment ⠀
#OneOfAKindPrint #WhitePine #CosmicOrangeCosmos⠀
#BotanicalContactPrint #BotanicalPrint ⠀
#NaturesInspiration #GardenLove⠀
#KJsEcoPrintCalendar #KJsCTGarden⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists
Mixing coordinating painted papers to make this gold origami star ornament.⠀
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In my December newsletter I talk about my love of making paper ornaments and about how many folds it takes to make one of these 16 point stars.⠀
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Link to newsletter in profile.⠀
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#Origami #ModularOrigami #FunToCreate⠀
#TraditionalOrigamiModel #PaperFolding⠀
#HolidayOrnament #OrigamiOrnament⠀
#HolidaySeason #Holidays2018⠀
#VintageSheetMusic #GoldStar⠀
#PaintedPapers #Handmade #StarOrnament⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists⠀ ⠀
When I painted this bright red color on paper to make an origami star ornament my first thought was "Ewwww... I don't like it!" Now that it’s finished and combined with this red glitter paint I've changed my mind. Not only does it feel festive now, it makes me think of peppermint candy!⠀
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This ornament and others like it (lots of color options) are available at @SalemRedHouse and @SpectrumArtGallery. See link in profile.⠀
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#Origami #ModularOrigami #FunToCreate⠀
#TraditionalOrigamiModel #PaperFolding⠀
#HolidayOrnament #OrigamiOrnament⠀
#HolidaySeason #Holidays2018⠀
#PaintedPapers #Handmade #StarOrnament⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists
It's ready!⠀
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It's exciting and yet a little scary at the same time to finally put this calendar out there to you. ⠀
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I started working on putting it together in late summer, thinking I was giving myself a really good head start on a holiday project. Well, as it goes, time flew by and not long ago I was pretty sure it wouldn't be finished in time. There were many tweaks and edits as I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to present these prints that are so special to me. ⠀
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I'm so happy it all came together and love that I can share a part of my garden with you this way⠀
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Link to the calendar is in my profile. It's available for purchase as a printed copy that will be shipped and as a digital download you can print yourself.⠀
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For those of you who are local, printed copies are available at @SalemRedHouse in Salem, CT and @AvondaleArts in Westerly, RI.⠀
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#EcoPrintCalendar #EcoPrinting ⠀
#CalendarForPurchase #PlantPortrait⠀
#GiftGiving #Holidays2018⠀
#TheSalemRedHouse #AvondaleArts⠀
#WorksOnPaper #PlantPigment ⠀
#OneOfAKindPrint #WhitePine 
#BotanicalContactPrint #BotanicalPrint ⠀
#NaturesInspiration #GardenLove⠀
#KJsEcoPrintCalendar #KJsCTGarden⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists
Here's an inside look at the Eco Print Calendar. ⠀
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This is a collection of my 12 favorite eco prints from the past 2 years.⠀
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Tomorrow I'll share the link where the calendars can be ordered in either a printed or digital download format.⠀
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#EcoPrintCalendar #EcoPrinting ⠀
#CalendarForPurchase #PlantPortrait⠀
#GiftGiving #Holidays2018⠀
#WorksOnPaper #PlantPigment ⠀
#OneOfAKindPrint #MercuryRisingTickseed ⠀
#BotanicalContactPrint #BotanicalPrint ⠀
#NaturesInspiration #GardenLove⠀
#KJsEcoPrintCalendar #KJsCTGarden⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists
It's almost time!⠀
I'm so excited that I will soon get to share my very first Eco Print Calendar with you. ⠀
Tomorrow I'll show you an inside look (a little sneak peak) of the calendar and on Thursday I'll share the link where it will be available as a printed copy and a digital download.⠀
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#EcoPrintCalendar #EcoPrinting ⠀
#CalendarForPurchase #PlantPortrait⠀
#WorksOnPaper #PlantPigment ⠀
#OneOfAKindPrint #MercuryRisingTickseed ⠀
#BotanicalContactPrint #BotanicalPrint ⠀
#NaturesInspiration #GardenLove⠀
#KJsEcoPrintCalendar #KJsCTGarden⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists⠀
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Added quite a few more French Knot to this.⠀
Only a little bit more to go🙂
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I'll be holding my last Embroidered Rusty Textile Collage Workshop of 2018 on Sunday Dec, 9.⠀
Learn how you can turn a few basic embroidery stitches, bits of rusted metal, and stained cheesecloth into an artful textile collage.⠀
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Registration details and more info in profile⠀
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So nice of @talfoolery to send me these photos of the Holiday’s on the Shoreline Magazine featuring one of my origami ornaments.
This ornament along with many others are available @spectrumArtGallery. If you are in the Essex/Centerbrook area stop the gallery to see the current holiday exhibition and the beautiful tree filled with handmade ornaments.
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#HolidaysOnTheShorelineMagazine
#FunToCreate #CTArtist 
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This is what I'll be working on this Saturday. At @SalemRedHouse 's Holiday Open House there will be artists (including me!) working on and giving demos in their favorite mediums in the back room teaching space. ⠀
If you'd like to know anything about rust dyeing  fabric and embroidering on it - I'm your girl! I could even show you how to make a French knot if you like 😊😉 I'll be there from 10:30 to about 1ish but full Open House hours are 10am to 8pm. Hope you can stop by.⠀
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#TheSalemRedHouse #HolidayOpenHouse⠀
#EmbroideryAndCollage #Holidays2018⠀
#RustyTreasures #RustedFabric #RustDyedFabric⠀
#SlowStitching #FunToCreate #TextileArt⠀
#WorksOnTextile #EmbroideryStitches⠀
#KathyJohnsonArt #NurtureArtists
Tiggy guarding all my newly painted papers for making origami ornaments. Now if I could only get him to start folding that paper I would have myself a pretty good studio assistant!
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Some last minute painted papers to make a few more origami ornaments to deliver to @SalemRedHouse tomorrow. Maybe not quite as unique as yesterdays garlic stem mark making tool but still fun to repurpose plastic bits from around the house into art tools. The little one in the center is from the inside of a dental floss container, the double circle is a scotch tape  center and the red one is a detergent bottle top.⠀
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The Red House Culteral Arts Center is having a holiday open house this Saturday, December 1st. It is the coziest most welcoming place and is filled with art and unique gift items made by talented local artists. More on this event tomorrow!
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#WorkingWithPaper #HolidayDecorations⠀
#HandmadeOrnaments #Handcrafted ⠀
#FunToCreate #Holidays2018⠀
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#PaintedPapers #WreathsAndStars⠀
#TheSalemRedHouse #CTArtist ⠀
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