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Art Inspired by Social Media

I’m playing and sharing how social media inspired my play! Click on over, enjoy the video and join the fun!

I love looking at all the inspiration on social media such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  When I was stuck and just couldn't decide what to do in my art journal, I turned to that inspiration to help me get out of my head and start creating. How exactly did I do it?  I [...]

It was just a piece of book text for wiping up leftover paints.  Just a place to test out if the I had reinked the ink pad enough.  This wasn't meant to be anything.  It was junk, but then it wasn't.  I saw a conversation happening between all these people.  They had a message for me [...]

Video exploring how Dylusions paints work in my art journal

Happy day! My box of Dylusions paints arrived!  I am a huge fan of Dyan Reaveley and her rainbow of colors makes my soul happy.  This is my first time using the paints and I wanted to take them out for a spin to get to know how they work for me. https://youtu.be/uG8HXL3Tpkw Watch Getting to Know [...]

Video using baby wipes and a stencil in my art journal

I'm about to say something surprising...I'm giving away one of my new stencils and the details are below.  But that isn't what surprised me.   Brown...I used brown.  Are you surprised?  I know I am!  And...get this...I apparently liked it so much that I had to wipe off the paint way more than I ever expected.  [...]

Stencils are versatile.  Why? Because you can use them how you like.  Use the whole thing at once or use bits and pieces of it. That flexibility is what keeps me using stencils over and over and over.  I'm sharing the fun by giving away one of my new stencils too!  Be sure to keep [...]

Video of a pipette and India ink art journal page inspired by Sue Pelletier’s book

Sue Pelletier has created a fabulous book full of inspiring eye candy in a rainbow of happy colors!  Now, I might be biased...but not because she used one of my stencils (which is loaded with texture and text joy on p. 17) but because she is an encourager of creativity with a laugh out loud sense of fun! It [...]

This month's Colorful Gelli Print Party is brought to you by a party...party fork that is!  One of the many reasons I love the Gelli Plate® is that you can use just about anything with it, including a plastic fork to create quick texture. I'm also mixing the Deco Arts fluid acrylics right on the 4" [...]

I'm popping up in all sorts of places lately....I've just wrapped up filming 4 videos with Northlight and I'll be sharing all the little secrets like who scared me the most next week on the blog.  And I'll have a few extra stories from it just for my newsletter friends.  If you don't want to miss [...]

What was suddenly threatened?  My play.  My joy.  My creativity.  What was threatening all this?  Me. I was getting in my own way.  I was stuck in my head.   To get out of my head, I started to play.  This was all scraps assembled with no purpose in mind. At least that is what [...]

Do you ever see something in an art journal page and no matter what you can't un-see it?  I didn't want to see this.  I tried to ignore it.  This was one persistent tree...sort of like the one that keeps growing right in the middle of my garden...   Here's the messy, going nowhere, art journal page [...]