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Welcome to my studio!  It's where I make my messes while having fun playing.  What's most important to me in my studio? Being able to spend more time playing and less time finding or cleaning. What you see is my attempt to keep supplies within easy reach and limit the effort needed to clean it up. [...]

What is the best paint for Gellii® printing?

What is the best paint for Gelli® printing?  Any acrylic paint will work and different paints behave differently.  Spoiler alert- there isn't one paint that is best.  Why? Because it depends on what look you want as well as what paints feel most comfortable to you. In the video, I compare 5 different acrylic paints: [...]

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step – see how it all turned out!

Artistic collaboration is a fantastic way to spur growth and creative exploration.  When Kirsten Reed stopped by for a visit, we wanted to create together with a twist.  After we completed each layer, we traded canvases.  Working layer by layer, our styles collided and crashed and pushed us each out of our comfort zones in the best [...]

The secret of a mystery was revealed to me by my muse while I was art journaling.  Or perhaps she was having fun reminding of something I need to be reminded of every now and then.  Let's just say the secret isn't rocket science...  In this video, you'll see how I deal with not being able [...]

I’m following my impulses when I saw some dots on my paper – check out the video!

  The impulse to play struck me so I decided to follow it instead of running errands. This is way more fun than dropping off the dry cleaning!  Just a few minutes with some Dylusions paints and I was lost in play.  Enjoy a chuckle while you watch the video...it felt like I solved a Rubix cube when [...]

USArtQuest Mixed Media Play

It's no secret I love to play with art supplies so I was jumping for joy when I was invited to play with goodies from USArtQuest and Susan Pickering Rothamel and StencilGirl stencils!  It's mixed media big time...I'm mixing together all different supplies in this one art journal page! I'm a huge fan of Susan [...]

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 [...]

Video playing it loose with a stencil and paint on a junk mail envelope with Carolyn Dube

I'm playing it fast and loose with a stencil and paint on a junk mail envelope. It was the end of the day and I wanted to use up my leftover paints.   When time is short, anything within reach is fair game for me...and this was what I grabbed! When I go loose...there is usually [...]

Video packed with Gelli® printing play with Dylusions paints and a plain box

It's the first of the month and that means Gelli® printing fun with the Colorful Gelli® Print Party!  I'm taking Dyluions Paints and  various texture making tools to turn a white box into a colorful box...you know how I am about white space. In the video, you'll see how I play around and create textures and patterns [...]

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 [...]