Author Archives: Heather Arndt

Behind the scenes in my studio

I’ve been moving outside to work, mostly out of neccesity but also because it’s nice here in Los Angeles. Here are some behind the scenes of some upcoming pieces.


Heather Arndt Power tools

Don’t be afraid of power tools!

I use power tools. A lot. I think, if you can swing it, they are a huge asset to any mixed media studio.

more tools!

more tools!



This is the beginning of my first ceramic goat skull mixed media piece. Heather_Arndt_studio_view

Ahh the view out here is nice, it’s inspiring and I’m very lucky. Heather_Arndt_WIP_002It’s nice to be outside. Makes me feel a little more connected to the earth, and all that good stuff.

“If Walls Could Talk” workshop with Seth Apter and Orly Avineri

I had the pleasure of attending a 2 day workshop with Orly Avineri and Seth Apter, called “If Wall Could Talk”. We created pages on water color paper with layers upon layers of paint, fiber paste, embossing, debossing, glazing, it was amazing and I learned tons! In the end we bound the pages together to make a book.



These are the final pages in the book! So much love!






Published! Patti Digh’s Geography of Loss

A while back, Patti Digh put out a call for submissions for her new book, “The Geography of Loss”. Well, I submitted and I got in! Yay me! I was so excited when I received the book, I went right to the index, the first page I saw my name on was this:

Heather_Arndt_Patti_Digh_Geography_of_loss_3Well, it’s a bit small but, hey, I’m in a book right?!?! I thought, well maybe, just maybe they picked both….

and they did!

Heather_Arndt_Patti_Digh_Geography_of_loss_2so this one is a bit better, at least you can see it! 🙂

Anyway, the book is really a great read, as are all of Patti Digh’s works. Here’s a quick shot of the originals, along with Luna’s paws and nose…