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Artsy Fartsy Play with a Stencil

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A bit of Dylusions spray inks and a stencil, Use Your Words, brought a touch color to my art journal.  In the video, you’ll see how I used the back of the stencil to get these words onto my page.  One of the great things about Dylusions is how it reacts to water and did [...]

A Greek Artsy Fartsy

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I have fond memories of Greece and am in awe of ancient Greece.  Love the old temples, the history, the mystery of it all! When I saw this stencil by Maria McGuire for StencilGirl Products I was flooded with memories of my visits. Maria and I decided this stencil was to be our Artsy Fartsy [...]

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  Artsy Fartsy is back!  Maria McGuire and I took a break for a while due to scheduling and commitments but we’re playing again. Neither one of us has any less to do now (maybe even more)…She has taken on a wonderful new adventure that will be revealed soon and I am working on new [...]

The Journey to Outer Mongolia

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Who knew when I started playing I would end up in Outer Mongolia!  I’ve been secretly working on a new free workshop, A Colorful Workshop: Use Your Words and the “stuff” from that is all over my counters.  So are Gelli Plate papers from the February Gelli party.  Okay, confession time, there is stuff all [...]

My Own Private Paper Store

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A Gelli Plate is just like having your own private paper store. Using old scrapbook papers and dictionary pages with the Gelli Plate I unintentionally created a coordinating set of papers!  These papers sparked my art journal page for Artsy Fartsy. Why did I have my Gelli Plate out?  Because it is time for another [...]

Everyone Needs a Party Hat!

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The latest headline prompt for Fall Fearless and Fly grabbed me unexpectedly!  There was  a completely different plan for my Fall Fearless art.  I had planned to do the color prompt but  I could not get the questions out of my head.  Before I knew it my Fall Fearless had merged with my Artsy Fartsy.  [...]

A Colorful Gelli Print Party

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  I have so much fun when I art with friends, in person or on the net.  That is how Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun got started!  While working on this week’s Artsy Fartsy challenge I was struck by how much fun I was having with my Gelli Plate.  I have heard from little elves that [...]

Herding Bunny Rabbits

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I had a plan for this Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun challenge.  Maria McGuire and I are using the Gelli Plate, oil pastels and a die cut.  Pop on over to her blog to see what she created! I was so proud that I had a plan.  I knew exactly what I was going to create [...]

The Artistic 3 R’s

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In some circles the 3 R’s are reading, writing, and arithmetic- but not in my world.  It’s ribbon, rub-ons, and rubber stamps. That’s the latest Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun challenge with my creative friend,  Maria McGuire.  The rules are simple.  Use the 3 things in anything and in any way.  Be sure to check out [...]

Struggling and Believing

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There is something to learn in every piece I create- especially the ones I struggle with.  I debated posting this one but since I was on a deadline – I posted it, fear and all with that knot in my stomach.  When I went to sleep I was in full doubt mode.  Ever been there?  [...]