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Want to help me decide? thumbnail

I could really use your help deciding what I should include in upcoming YouTube and workshop videos about art journaling.  Along with my gratitude for taking just a few moments to help, you’ll also get this exclusive downloadable video! By answering just 3 quick questions you will help guide and steer what I’m creating so [...]

Art Journaling & The Silly Conversation in my Head thumbnail

A silly conversation happened while playing in my art journal. It wasn’t about how I decide when to stop adding layers or the fancy close the page technique- although both of these are in the video. It had to do with how I started painting the buildings on the page and why that triggered that [...]

I Couldn’t Pick Just 1 Word thumbnail

The start of a new year brings the tradition of choosing a word to guide the year. But just one? That was just too tough this year, so I picked a dozen of them. Since I don’t like rules, I love getting around them on a technicality. See how I rationalized it in the video. [...]

Stretching Your Stencils thumbnail

One of great things about stencils is the flexibility to create a variety of looks. One of the ways you can do this is by “stretching” a stencil – taking something short and making it tall. https://youtu.be/ibzN7rBdE4w Today’s play began with a background in my journal. This was made many moons ago and you can [...]

Art Journaling with Felt thumbnail

What do I do when my muse keeps saying “You bought it, you might as well use it”? I use it! Today’s play involves 2 things I’ve bought and not used plus a bunch of O.O.P.S.ies! https://youtu.be/OZlgZTf5IUY It’s almost embarrassing how long I’ve had the felt shapes. How long? Could be at least 5 years [...]

An O.O.P.S. Is a Good Thing! thumbnail

This art journal page didn’t go as planned. And that’s a good thing! Why? Because I made a boatload of O.O.P.S.ies on here and each O.O.P.S. led me in a better direction than I planned! What’s an O.O.P.S.? It’s an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. https://youtu.be/bnmkF9u0pCg Using ho hum gel prints is a great way to [...]

Playing with Acrylic Gouache and Some Nonsense thumbnail

What’s the play for today? A rainbow of Liquitex’s Acrylic Gouache, some cardboard, and taking a risk. I took a risk, used something that set off my inner supply hoarder and that almost ended the fun. But there was a way to quiet down that noisy supply hoarder and I’m sharing it with you in [...]

Thinking isn’t always a good thing. It led to problem after problem on this art journal page. I had thought myself into a quandary but there was a way out of it. https://youtu.be/TGFa_zuQUOc This art journal page has been through a lot. I loved the colorful background that I had. And then I had an [...]

StencilClub Mash Up! thumbnail

Excited to share a Mash up collaboration with the ever fun Mary Beth Shaw with you for this month’s StencilClub release! It’s a mash up and what that means is we picked our faves from each other’s stencils and then riffed on them isolating part of the design and shifting the size up or down. [...]

How to Deal with the Blank Page thumbnail

What can you do when you’re staring at a blank page wondering what you should do? Get started. But how do you decide where to start? One way is by using an free Art Play Prompt. https://youtu.be/-I9_ExjiEAI Get signed up to get a new Art Play Prompt each week. Art Play Prompts are a place [...]