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Video sharing how free and playful creating artfully can be thanks to a 5 year old

I was fortunate to be able to watch a master create recently.  She created with abandon. Pure freedom from an inner critic.  Freedom from judgement.  Who was she?  A  5 year old! My entire artistic journey has been about getting back to that place. She never asked if it was right.  She never asked if it [...]

You Can Never Lose True North

Video of an art journal page that reminded me of a very important message

Art journaling has such power for me.  Why? Because sometimes it reminds me of important messages from time to time. And that is exactly what happened today. Notice her chin.  There's no paint there and that is rather unusual since this was a print from a fully loaded Gelli Plate.  And then I stamped right over [...]

Video showing different ways you can use a round Gelli Plate as both a mask and for printing!

  I went round and round for this month's Colorful Gelli Print Party!  And that is a great thing!  Why? Because it was so much fun to play with the 4" round Gelli Plate. While playing around...who should show up? But a child!  Makes sense since I felt like a little kid myself! And he [...]

Video showing what a round Gelli Plate can do -so many many things!

Would the 6" round Gelli Plate be much different than the big one? I wondered...I wasn't sure until I played with it.  It is different! The size feels so different than the 8" plate.  And thanks to the size, what I could do with it in my art journal blew my mind.  Take a peek at [...]

Video showing what the new Color Bursts from Ken Oliver are and how to use them

What are these Color Bursts from Ken Oliver?  They are a powder, lightweight, but pack a mighty punch once you add water.  Might even say they burst with color when wet. https://youtu.be/kUaBgwTkInk Watch Color Burst Basics on YouTube. You can find Color Burst here. Be sure to stop back tomorrow because there is a blog hop [...]

This is what happens when I am left unattended too long...had a hard time keeping a straight face for this one as I shared 5 bits of wisdom I've learned or I should say am still learning in the art studio. If I could remember these in my daily art practice it would make a world of [...]

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 [...]

She Was Intimidated by PanPastels

VIdeo using PanPastels with a stencil in an art journal background

During a recent conversation there was a word a friend kept using to describe PanPastels. Intimidating.  She had seen some amazing fine art created with them and felt incredibly intimidated because she was not a fine artist. Well, I am not a fine artist.  I am an Oops artist.  That means I can just grab things and see [...]

Creative Chaos in My Art Journal

Video of the creative chaos of an art journal

Sometimes out of chaos comes something good. And there was plenty of chaos happening in this art journal from the very beginning.  It was a mess.  I had no plan which was very clear as visual overload hit in the middle!  But out of that chaos emerged a story. http://youtu.be/gaAhU_r-QXE Watch Creative Chaos in My [...]

Using a stencil to create a vintage look with metallic paints

I'm playing with patterns as the designer of this month's stencils for StencilClub!  One of the best ways for me to learn is to play.  What did I learn as I played with potential designs? 1.  I wanted the ability to do complicated looking work effortlessly. I am not patient.  At all.  The 6x6 stencil and [...]