Rachel Newell

 

Oraeginal creations contains my evolving mixed-media collage art, as I journey and change throughout life. All I can hope for, is to create extraordinary and unusual artwork using other peoples' unwanted materials, such as: catalogs, books, advertisements, and magazines. Collage art is made when using glue to assemble various pieces of materials, into a new whole. The collage process is thorough but very soothing and enjoyable for me. Once I have an idea, I search through drawers and folders of materials, looking for what feels right for what I wish to accomplish. Since we live in a world of consumption, I have no problem coming up with materials to create with. Over the last few years, many people have begun to give me their unwanted magazines and catalogs to collage with. Any unused magazines, pages, and even the scraps are all recycled. 

I have always wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. My creative and artistic mom had a huge influence on my life, at a very early age.  She was the one who taught me how to work with a variety of mediums and was the person who introduced me to the world of collaging. When I was little, I used tape, glue sticks, and construction paper to create my "artwork." But as I grew up, I was introduced to decoupage glue, and began to collage onto thrift store furniture and canvases. I am very thankful to have been raised by two talented and supportive parents and I am also thankful for the influence of my very artistic sister. Their love and support is a driving force in my life. 

Today, I am a collage artist by day and a server by night. I am a 28 year old, living in my hometown, with my amazing boyfriend, Rex, and our two tabby cats, Archer and Amos. Life is so very good and there isn't a day that passes, in which I do not feel blessed to exist. The world is crazy and complex but it is also beautiful and filled with love. The love I have in life, from my soul mate, family and friends, is what inspires me and drives me to try to create something extraordinary from the everyday ordinary. Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and view some of my work. Feel free to follow me on facebook or instagram. (www.facebook.com/oraeginalcreations) or (@oraeginalcreations).