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Laura Chenault writes about art and her life in Southern New Jersey. She enjoys exploring and hanging out at home with her husband and two cats.

Day 6: Inspired by 100 days action

Why Trump Won by Laura Chenault is a collage with cut out text over an image of President Trump. In addition to the title, the other words are "What happened, what happened, what happened", "Inside Trump's imporbable win", and "stories… Trump flip-flopping Trump … and rages".

I decided to perform my own actions for the first 100 days of the president's term.

Knees: Random Journal Page 170

Knees: Random Journal Page 170 by Laura Chenault is a collage of three sets of knees in various skin tones. The background is a part of a poster on the left and CD liner notes on the right.

This week's random spread from one of my journals.

Pantone: Random Journal Page 169

Pantone: Random Journal Page 169 by Laura Chenault has scraps of paper with Pantone written on it in rainbow colors scattered around a white background. Across the spread is an image of a crowd torn into a swath of paper.

This book features scraps from the Pantone Book of the Week book and a crowd of people.

Consume: Random Journal Page 168

Consume: Random Journal Page 168 by Laura Chenault is a half of a print that is a linocut of a mouth superinmposed with letterpress words: consume & eat. The right half is vellum paper over a black and white image of an upset baby.

Another random spread from one of my many sketchbooks. The left side is an offcut from a letterpress class I took. Someday I hope to own my own press.

Scream: Random Journal Page 166

Scream: Random Journal Page 166 by Laura Chenault has a brick background across both pages. a blurry photo of a man with blod hair and wearing sunglasses on both sides. His head is rightside up on the left side and upside down on the right side. 3 squares of with fragmented text go across the bottom of the spread.

This week's spread from one of my journals.

I lied to you

When you asked me how I've been. I lied. I said I was fine, but it's not really true.

You Do: Random Journal Page 165

You Do: Random Journal Page 165 by Laura Chenault is a collage with a strip of green and blue across the bottom. In the left corner there is a white square with the words "you do" and across the middle and right is some upsidedown distressed vowels.

Another random spread from one of my many sketchbooks.

Flare: Random Journal Page 164

Flare: Random Journal Page 164 by Laura Chenault. On the left side of this weeks collage is a wrapper from a roll of Polaroid film. On the right an empty frame and a dark Polaroid are on a pale blue background.

I was raised on Polaroid and I always and forever love the whirr of the motor, the image shooting out, and developing immediately. Well in a minute or so. Another week, another spread from my sketchbooks.

DDD: Random Journal Page 163

DDD: Random Journal Page 163 by Laura Chenault. This sketchbook spread has a white perforated left side with some of the holes punched out to reveal a map underneath. The white side is a blue and gray with deteriorating transfer letters "ddd" and "uuu" in white ink.

Another random page from one of my sketchbooks.

Inspired by Sally Nixon

This drawing by Sally Nixon features a girl in black underpants putting on black tights. Clothes are strewn about the floor and she's next to a bed with a red quilt.

Sally Nixon draws women and the spaces that they live in. Woman that look like my friends doing normal everyday things. Her diverse woman are watching TV, taking showers, eating chips. Her rooms look as if they someone has just walked out of frame and left their jeans, their dog, and Dolly Parton on the record player. Definitely click over to her site to see them all!

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