Colorful mixed-media collage art in many fabulous forms

Austin, Texas

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About JoieDeVivrePress

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I "got permission" and the rest is history!!

In October 2014, I took an informal art workshop that changed my life. The attendees were given a big black artist’s notebook and encouraged to fill it everyday with any form of art. No rules and restrictions! We were given a menu of ideas so that we wouldn’t sit and stare at the blank page paralyzed with the fear of trying and failing. That class that day gave me permission to start calling myself an artist. From there, I took off!

One day in class, the person sitting next to me made a small collage in her notebook with torn pieces of paper from magazines. The brilliant colored pieces resembled a mosaic, so simple and elegant. She transformed trash into beauty, and I was hooked.

Since fall 2014, I have been creating mixed-media paper collage creations that also include watercolor, my own travel photographs and 3D elements. I stuck to the safety of my black artist’s notebook until many friends encouraged me to take it off the page and begin creating stand alone collage pieces.

I love bringing together the texture from a magazine picture with the fuzzy, irregular edges of torn paper. I love using pictures in my work that are far from their original intention. I love creating art from recycled material and junk. I love that creating this art makes me supremely happy.

My work is spiritual. I will see an image in my mind’s eye and take steps towards allowing it to be recreated on paper. It almost feels like the pieces create themselves.

I feel very blessed to have found this creative outlet and I will continue to explore new ways to create mixed-media collage.

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In 2012, I began journaling everyday as part of The Artist's Way. I eventually slacked off on following the book, but the journaling remained. As I developed my spiritual practice, I began to notice over time that my writer's voice was not always my own. It was otherworldly. If I was in distress about an issue in my life, my writer's voice would change and give me an incredible amount of comfort. Speaking to God or Divine Guidance through journaling is nothing new. Many books, such as Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, are channeled conversations with God. I receive messages through my journal from Mother Mary and my Divine Guidance, which includes Archangels and saints - all beings of light, on a regular basis. These are answers to my deepest questions, universal truths about love and peace, and many prayers.

I have begun pairing my Divinely inspired art with my channeled prayers to create a beautiful product to share. These cards will bless any person, journal, altar, bedside...anyplace. They are imbued with spirit!

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My products are intended for spiritual, religious or devotional use and as such no promises or guarantees of success are given nor implied. All items are sold as art/collectibles only with no guarantee of outcome.

I do not claim to diagnose or treat any illness or disease with my prayers or services. Nor do I offer my goods as a substitute for appropriate medical, legal or financial advice and counsel. I recommend you always seek proper professional help in all cases as such.

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  • Renée Deubner

    Owner, Designer

    I left my traditional life for a spiritual "road less traveled" in 2012 and since then, I've seen myself transform into an artist, channel, healer, spiritual travel leader, writer and speaker. It's great to be HERE! :-D

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Last updated on November 7, 2016
Welcome to Joie de Vivre Press (formerly Stella & Maris)! My name is Renée Deubner and I'm a mixed-media collage artist who creates Divinely-inspired art. My original muse is Mother Mary; she is very near and dear to me. My shop's name is an homage to one of Mary's many names, Stella Maris, or Star of the Sea. I also receive prayers, messages and inspirations from my Divine Guidance which I incorporate into my beautiful, blessed offerings here.

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