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Lara Verdone: Wisconsin based Full-Time Multidisciplinary Artist

Studied Integrated Studio Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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Sketchbook cover from Foundations year at MIAD 
Mixed Media
2012-2013

Sketchbook cover from Foundations year at MIAD 

Mixed Media

2012-2013

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#mixed media  #sketchbook  #art  #collage 
Sketches Summer 2014

Sketches Summer 2014

— 6 days ago
#sketchbook  #sketches  #sketch  #art  #drawing 
Obsessive Art Practice September 2014

Obsessive Art Practice September 2014

— 6 days ago
#obsessive art  #art  #sqaures  #patterns  #artist  #artist on tumblr 
When I lack inspiration I make obsessive art. This week it’s squares.

When I lack inspiration I make obsessive art. This week it’s squares.

— 3 weeks ago
#obsessive art  #inspiration  #artist  #art  #artwork  #squares 
missart34:

As a child I started my love of postage and letter writing by exchanging letters with my Grandmother’s sister Shirley. (My Aunt) She would always sent me the most beautiful cards. I’ve always kept all of the cards from birthdays to christmas but her taste in stationary was something I truly treasured.
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missart34:

As a child I started my love of postage and letter writing by exchanging letters with my Grandmother’s sister Shirley. (My Aunt) She would always sent me the most beautiful cards. I’ve always kept all of the cards from birthdays to christmas but her taste in stationary was something I truly treasured.

Check out the full collection here —> Link

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note

If any of you guys truly know what’s going on in my life I’ve made a very big decision to stop attending art school… Don’t worry just a change in my major. I’m looking in to transferring to UWM for Stage Management come Spring semester. 

However in the current semester I am taking some time off to really focus on who I am as an artist. I’m giving myself the time and energy in making the kind of art I WANT to be making. I’m building my portfolio and saving up some money for the future. 

The following collection has been my on-going summer kitsch/craft/collage project. Since I’m a real life grown-up now. (yucky) I had to officially move-out of my parents house. My childhood bedroom has bed repainted and redecorated COMPLETELY to be the Verdone household’s new guest bedroom. So in the two months I stayed with my family over the summer I did a lot of cleaning and re-discovering. We also had a yard sale to cleanse ourselves of a lot of un-necessary material objects just hanging around. In the process of all this I found an old scrapbook I had barely started when I was a young tot… and with all the paper hoarding I do I quickly found a lot of sentimental and nostalgic scraps to fill an entire book with. This is a bright and colorful brief journey into the last 21 years of my life.

..and hey, I actually properly filled a “sketchbook”

UPLOADS  2, 3, AND 4

— 3 weeks ago
#scrapbooking  #art  #artwork  #collage  #artist on tumblr  #artist  #nostalgia  #Lisa Frank  #stickers  #sketchbook  #lara verdone 

PICTURING PEOPLE SPRING 2014

— 3 weeks ago
#painting  #nudes  #art  #artist  #artist on tumblr  #artwork 

FAILURE COLLECTION

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Mixed Printmaking

2013

— 1 month ago
#printmaking  #etching  #failure  #prints  #art  #artist  #artwork  #failure collection 
I made a comic for my grandmother so I can put it in the reply from the letter she mailed me. Along with her letter she mailed me a Garfield comic strip with a turtle in it, so I just got bored and ripped the dialogue out of the strip and put it in a new situation with Charlie the Cat and Lighting McQueen himself Amadeus the Bunny.

I made a comic for my grandmother so I can put it in the reply from the letter she mailed me. Along with her letter she mailed me a Garfield comic strip with a turtle in it, so I just got bored and ripped the dialogue out of the strip and put it in a new situation with Charlie the Cat and Lighting McQueen himself Amadeus the Bunny.

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#cat  #rabbit  #bunny  #kitty  #garfield comic  #jim davis  #crayon  #comic  #comic strip  #cute  #art 
Lake Michigan Landscape Crayon and Watercolor
 2014

Lake Michigan Landscape 
Crayon and Watercolor

 2014

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#art  #landscape  #lake michigan  #crayon  #watercolor  #artist  #artist on tumblr  #starving artist 

Over the couple of months I’ve been collaborating on an interesting dialogue dependent art series called shutters/dead ends/lens/pens. It features the gorgeous talents of visual artist/photographer William Zuback and writer David Press.

I highly encourage you to check the blog out and read the poetic writings that go along with the images.

Included above are the illustrations I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in. 

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#william zuback  #david press  #photography  #poetry  #art  #artist  #artist on tumblr  #Black and White  #creepy