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There’s a New Color in my Rainbow thumbnail

I can't believe I am going to say this.  I had seen the writing on the wall during my trip to teach in Arizona and also when I hung out with Kirsten Reed in Memphis at Art Is You.  I had an inkling that this change was coming but I was still resisting it, until [...]

PanPastels Make It Easy to Build a Pattern thumbnail

I'm playing with Orly Avineri's Soft Bones stencil from StencilGirl, one of her  5 new stencils.  I'm not the only one playing - this is a blog hop!  With a giveaway too!   PanPastels are a fast and easy way to build a pattern with a stencil because you don't have to wait for a [...]

Using Up Some of My Hoarded Stash thumbnail

Get Messy?  Yes, that is the challenge for the Craft Hoarders and StencilGirl Products blog hop!  In the spirit of Craft Hoarders I used up some of my hoarded items.  But I was quite surprised by what went through my head as I made this art journal page...and there's great giveaway info at the end of [...]

Go Be Magic with a Pink Unicorn in an Art Journal thumbnail

Would I like to play with Totem Poppets they asked.  The name alone sounded fun to me!  When the goodies arrived in my mailbox, I realized how customizable these animals are...which means freedom!  I can make them whatever I want.  Wish these were around when my kids were little, oh the possibilities.  Since my kids are [...]

Scripps National Spelling Bee Inspired My Art Journaling thumbnail

Whatever inspires me ends up my art journal, one way or another.  The Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was last week, is a family tradition here since we are an entire family of proud word nerds.  Perhaps that is why the word on the scrap of dictionary paper called to me. And then that word met [...]

Sealing PanPastels with a Spray Ink? Yes! thumbnail

  This was a total accident, an Oops of the best kind, that led to this discovery!  As I ran around the house, shouting Eureka, my family just looked at me like I was a crazy woman....But I know you will understand the glee I felt when I realized thatbthe Color Bloom spray ink was sealing PanPastels in my [...]

The Easy Way to Get Movement into Your Pages with a Stencil thumbnail

  This is not a major feat of engineering in my art journal...it can't be since there was no measuring involved!  But it sure is fun to flip those birds back and forth in an interactive art journal page!  They're double sided and I am having a blast flipping the birds from side to side... [...]

My Knock Down, Drag Out  Battle for White Space thumbnail

    My battle for white space continues.  I love the look of white space but color is my addiction.  This was a knock down drag out fight between color and white space.       Round One Goes to Color It isn't glamorous but it is a place loaded with color to start!  This [...]

Although I can't hop on a plane to travel right now, I can take a trip in my art journal!  My muse is my travel agent and she's booked me to Venice for this trip. Below is the progression of my art journal page as I played with the newly released, Venetian Large 9x12 stencil [...]

The Stenciled Journal Workshop

Have you ever been drawn to the art or style of an artist and then when you meet them in person it all makes sense...because they are their art?  That is what it was like for me meeting Tangie Baxter in person at her Artspiration Studio in Mesa, Arizona.   This studio is like a [...]