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Spark of Artspiration

I went too far.  I was just playing around on cardboard and was really becoming very very happy with what was developing.  So I kept going...and then I went too far. Does that ever happen to you? Was that a mistake?  Nope, not at all.  It was an Oops, an Outstanding Opportunity that Presented Suddenly.  The [...]

Using Craft Attitude on Metal

Video Using Craft Attitude with Metal from Walnut Hollow

Craft Attitude solved a big problem for me.  My problem of getting rich color on metal that won't smear.  I don't have a lot of metal paints and that doesn't matter any more! Keep reading because this is a blog hop so there's lots of inspiration and a giveaway too! I printed out one of [...]

Playing with Transfer Artist Paper

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Doing an image transfer is so easy with Lesley Riley's TAP.  How easy? It's even Carolyn proof!  The directions even say "You cannot over-iron it!"  They were right!  My so very sad ironing skills were more than enough to make this work perfectly!  This is a part of the TAP/StencilGirl blog hop so be sure to check [...]

There's no spell check in art.  Once you paint a word there aren't any squiggly red lines alerting you to a misspelling.  Or a quick delete button to fix it. So what did I do when I had a typo? Nothing.  It's just an Oops.  Well, I did laugh at myself...I have always been a [...]

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    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 [...]

My art was trying to tell me something, a message I needed to hear.  One that has been told to me before but oh do I struggle with this message.   It was a bad day.  The kind of day where the gremlins were pummeling me with cruel comments and harsh words.  I am not a [...]

The Diving Mermaid

  I am honored to share works sent to me by some of my newsletter readers using my free Sparks of Art-spiration. What is a Spark of Art-spiration?  It is a snippet of a larger work.  Something about the snippet sparks my creativity so I go with it.  I print out the spark in whatever [...]

A Great World

What a great world where we  can interpret and express in our own unique artistic ways!   All 3 of the pieces in today's post began with the same spark- the exact same image yet we ended up in 3 wonderfully different places! Want to play along with the next spark?  There's a newsletter heading out [...]

The Magic of Sparks

Two artists may look at the same Spark of Art-spiration,  but how it speaks to each individual is unique- and that is the magic of the sparks.   What is a Spark of Art-spiration?  It is a snippet of a larger work.  Something about the snippet sparks my creativity so I go with it.  I print [...]

Sprout Wings and Fly

I was stuck in my head.  When I am in my head it means I judge harshly.  I criticize unrelentingly.  I try to make it perfect the first time.  Do you ever do that?  Not a surprise that when I am only in my head my creativity is blocked. Below is the process of how [...]