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Drawing Like the Masters…of Play! thumbnail

I am turning to the masters of play to help me when drawing the ideas that pop into my head. When I draw it is often far far from perfect. In fact, it is often not even recognizable. How do I know that is okay? I studied the masters of play, kids. When a kid wants [...]

“You’d be so good at vandalism Mom!” Hmm…maybe I need to rethink the example I am setting for my children….nah! Everyone should grab a can of spray paints and let loose occasionally! Nothing seems to be safe here from the paint lately at our house. The neighbors haven’t rioted yet with all the color. As [...]

As I stood in front of a plain and boring wall, my inner teenager hijacked my thoughts. Total rebellion against the gray cement. This wall needed some color and did it ever get some color! That first round of color was empowering. The second and third were exhilarating. I couldn’t have stopped if I [...]

Downton Abbey Inspired Art Journaling with a Stencil by Carolyn Dube

Downton Abbey has me under its spell. I have avoided it until recently and now am an addict devouring seasons as quickly as life will allow. While listening to the video of Downton Funk- okay, watching the video while pretending to straighten up the studio- I ended up with an art journal page instead of a clean studio. So [...]

Mixing Rubber Stamps with Stencils thumbnail

Rubber stamps with stencils bring out the best in each other. Bold lines come from the stencil contrast the fine details of a rubber stamp. Working together they created a quick art journal page. There is lots of inspiration for using stencils with rubber stamps in this blog hop with Lost Coast Designs Rubber Stamps and StencilGirl [...]

Do you ever suddenly feel disappointed with your art journaling? Perfect is what causes that to happen to me. Perfect is a thief I invite in to rob me of my joys. Not only do I invite Perfect in…it seems I send out engraved invitations some days…   I started playing with my 1700s Stencil with only [...]