Tracey Dean's Profile

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Welcome to Art Recycles

I grew up in Central NY and moved to Bucks County, PA in 1996. I am a wife, a mom, and an art educator who loves to create works that are decorative and functional.

Matisse's paper cuts inspire me; I create my own paper cuts into functional art that I call the "Tuck-it Board" and the "Tack-it board". The Tuck-it board is my version of the French memory board and the Tack-it board is my version of a cork board. Two great products to help you organize in style.

Environmental conservation is one of the like-minded things I share with my husband (he earns his living as an environmental consultant.) We work to be earth friendly every day, and as parents, one of our main objectives is to instill a healthy respect for the environment in our two young sons…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined January 5, 2011

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Recycled objects, renewable materials like felt and cork, paper, craft items

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About

Welcome to Art Recycles

I grew up in Central NY and moved to Bucks County, PA in 1996. I am a wife, a mom, and an art educator who loves to create works that are decorative and functional.

Matisse's paper cuts inspire me; I create my own paper cuts into functional art that I call the "Tuck-it Board" and the "Tack-it board". The Tuck-it board is my version of the French memory board and the Tack-it board is my version of a cork board. Two great products to help you organize in style.

Environmental conservation is one of the like-minded things I share with my husband (he earns his living as an environmental consultant.) We work to be earth friendly every day, and as parents, one of our main objectives is to instill a healthy respect for the environment in our two young sons.

Often I create with recycled and reused items. I love to pulp down construction paper to create new sheets that are multi-layered and textured. I challenge myself to reuse some of those many handouts my son brings home from school in a creative way. Crayola crayon wrappers are a lot of fun to reuse too. My students know that, "Mrs. Dean can make art out of anything"- well, I try.

So for now, I am putting my BFA in ceramic arts aside and working with my first creative passion, drawing. I feel a strong connection between manipulating clay and cutting shapes from a piece of paper, it's just in a different dimension. The great thing with the paper is that it's already full of color and pattern. Oh, and it's instant; no extreme temperatures needed.

Thanks for reading all about me.
And thank you for shopping on Etsy,
Tracey

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