About Me

I’m Carolyn Dube, a little kid trapped in a grown up body…

I have an addiction that doctors have said is incurable. An addiction to color and art supplies.  Symptoms include blue and green spray ink stain on the cuticles, splatters of paint on every article of clothing no matter how hard I try to avoid it, the compulsive need to cover up all white space with art supplies, uncontrollable excitement when new products are released, and a fever for things that shimmer.

I spent 10 years trapped in the body of an elementary school teacher before realizing my true place in the universe was as a mixed media artist with painty hands.  It is no surprise that I love to share  tutorials and step by step blog posts- it’s the teacher in me.  I love sharing  practical real world “I can do this” type of tutorials so everyone can experience the joys of creating art too.

Where You Can Find Me

My blog: A Colorful Journey

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Google Plus

YouTube Channel



Twitter:  @CarolynDube1

Email: acolorfuljourney at gmail dot com

On-Line Workshops

Stencil Play A Workshop by Carolyn Dube



Stencil Play





Transform Your Tape a worskshop by Carolyn Dube


Transform Your Tape




A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing with Carolyn Dube


A Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing



Use Your Words a free colorful workshop with Carolyn Dube


A Colorful Workshop:  Use Your Words



In-Person Workshops

I'm Teaching at Art Is You!


Meet the Crazies at Art Is You



Blog Parties

Join me for a Colorful Gelli Print Party!


A Colorful Gelli Print Party- a monthly party for Gelli Plate goodness



Fall Fearless and fly logo


Fall Fearless and Fly (co-hosted with Jessica Sporn)



Virtual Vacation

Creative Team

StencilGirl Talk


StencilGirl Talk 


Carolyn Dube's Art Lesson



My Art Lesson






Published in GreenCraft Magazine


GreenCraft  (Spring 2013) article- Painted Gift Boxes




Somerset Studio article about making your own artist tape


Somerset Studio  (Mar/Apr 2012)- article- Making Your Own Artists Tape



Studios by Cloth Paper Scissors


Cloth Paper Scissors Studios  (Summer 2012) Studio Vignette






Collage in Color emag (video)



Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 7.23.59 PM


Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2014 p. 172




Guest Posts


A Spark of Art-spiration by Carolyn Dube


CreateMixedMedia Dealing with the Inner Critic




Step by step tag using Pam Carriker's color wheel stencil, rubber stamps, and a butterfly punch by Carolyn Dube


CreateMixedMedia Oops



Artists In Blogland Technique on Tuesdays


Artists in Blogland Techniques on Tuesday



Carolyn Dube Cardboard to Canvas


Artist Cellar Cardboard to Canvas



Carolyn Dube Guest Posting on Julie Balzer Blog


Julie Balzer’s Blog Roll the Dice



Carolyn Dube Guest Posting on Julie Balzer Blog


Julie Balzer’s Blog Fast Forward Video



Supplies I Frequently Use


15 Responses to About Me

  1. hi, carolyn nice to meet you. love what you did with stenciling on the jeans.

  2. annie! says:

    thank you for the comment on my blog!


  3. I really enjoy your blog! I appreciate the great quality of your photos and the step-by-step process shown with them! I am a BRAVE GIRL, too (I saw your Soul Restoration button – I just participated in SR1 this summer)!

  4. Suzie says:

    Hi Carolyn & Happy New Year! I just love your blog-it’s so colorful & fun! Thanks so much for your nice comment today on my blog post about the GPP crusade #58 :-)
    Here’s to a wonderfully creative 2012!

  5. toni says:

    Recently discovered “A Colorful Journey” with your inspiring artistic adventures.
    At “Find Punchinella at Home Depot” (7-24-2011) an image of Easy Joint Tape is
    shown, a paper tape. I have gone online to Home Depot and other sites, but I cannot
    find it anywhere……..VERY unhappy camper! Does it still exist??? I am really hoping
    you can send me in the right direction. It looks like such a wonderful product to play
    with. THANKS, toni

  6. Hi Carolyn,
    I don’t know exactly how to email you so I am commenting instead. I have noticed the past 2 weeks when I click on your link in CED I get:

    Oops! Google Chrome could not find acolorfuljohttp
    Search on Google:

    so I just thought I’d let you know. I really enJOY your work and your comments and things so I am disappointed when I can’t get to you straightaway.


  7. love this and the new look.. and the button … I have added it to my blog love page…xx

  8. Marcie says:

    Hi Carolyn I found you through Inspire Me Monday just wanted to say I love your work.

  9. Anna says:

    Hello Carolyn!

    I recently joined after seeing your peice on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s blog. I love your use of colour!

    The concept of the dice fascinated me.. I get a lot of creative blocks that this might help me get over. I was hping you might share some of the other inscriptions on your blocks with us?

    Thank you for letting us share your journey :)

    Anna (omyn)

  10. Janette says:

    Happy New Year Carolyn! Thank you for sharing your art and all the inspiration you give me. Here’s to another successful year of blogging :-)
    Big love
    AJ :-)

  11. Jo Murray says:

    Happy New Year Carolyn. I was delighted to find that I’d won your Stencil Play workshop via Kiala Givehand’s blog hop. I’ve emailed her about this but had no response. Is it true?…and if so, how do I register?

  12. Robin says:

    Carolyn – I wanted to send you an email thanking you for your videos & blogs. If I’m having a not so wonderful day I just need to watch one of your videos & poof life becomes sunnier. You have the most amazing attitude & creativity. I appreciated everything I’ve learned from you but mostly remembering to laugh even at myself.
    You are a delightful & always encouraging. Thank you! Thank you! Time to go make that fear box -
    bless your heart

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