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Featured Sculpture & Mixed Media

Ruth Ginsburg inspired sculpture


Best Stressed Featured Image

Best Stressed

Sylvia Featured

Sylvia on the Beach

Featured Books, Paper & Boxes

Lawyers Box Repurposed

Lawyers Reference Clamshell

1_Zombie Bk

Zombie Clam Shell Box & Book

Miniature book

Book 3" x 3"

In My Words

Thank you for visiting SmartAleck Studio. The digital art gallery for Janet Hickey. Consider checking out my articles on Abbadabble where I go into more detail about my pieces and techniques I have learned over the years.

Janet Hickey

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  • Red Chair Thoughts
    I can’t help but share these.  If they’re not in your “wheel house” they’ll be interesting to you anyway. Wood Block Carving.  I just started a wood print workshop with Gwen Diehn.  I’ll show you my efforts so far later this week.  As with most things that catch my eye (and because I couldn’t get… […]
  • Gourds today, Print Block Carving tomorrow
    I’ve been playing with everything that yells for attention. A friend had dropped off some small (orange/tangerine size) dried gourds for our every other Tuesday doodling get together at Random Arts in Saluda, NC.  We all grabbed one or three with the intention of bringing them to our next meeting, doodled. I completed two of… […]
  • Tutorial – Gouache Resist Using a Resist Liner
    Backstory:  Our bi-monthly doodling group was tasked with coming to the next meeting with a doodle containing our initial, a flower(s) and a square (could be the size of the paper). I came across my fine line bottle of masking fluid while I was moving things around (again and again) and it was on my… […]