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I Was So Happy that I Didn’t Like It! thumbnail

What makes a great canvas for play? One that I don’t like anymore!  There were marks all over this, there was texture, there was pattern, there was color. But together, they just didn’t rock my world. At one time, I had liked this canvas, but not any more. This was a perfect opportunity to play! [...]

Gel Printing Outside..a Spring Treat thumbnail

The sun was in that wonderful late afternoon golden glow phase, the birds were singing, and I was playing outdoors.  Springtime is my goldilocks time outdoors, not too hot & not many bugs. It’s just right for play. A basket of fun was put together quickly, of what was on my counter, with absolutely no clear [...]

Upcyling a Paperbag and Going Big with a Gel Plate thumbnail

How big of a print can you make with a little gel plate?  As big as the paper (or whatever you are printing on)!  This almost 4 foot long print was made with the 3×5, the 6×6, and the 4″ round Gel Press printing plates! Just printing over and over on the paper with the 3 [...]

Great video showing how to seal PanPastels and how to use them with stencils in an art journal!

 After a day of play with one of my new stencils from StencilGirl, the ladders were left out on my counter. It’s a very good thing I didn’t put them away because when I saw them on their sides, suddenly I saw fences.  So out came the PanPastels for fence play…would this be called fencing? This play transported me [...]

She made a video sharing how to create this stenciled page and cheat with a stabilo pencil when drawing!

What is that dark place for me? It’s when fear is in control and sets off a tornado of emotions in my head.  Emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, and shame.  Shame really likes to hang out with fear.  One of the best ways I have found for myself to quiet that storm and climb out of [...]

New stencil release and giveaway!

So excited to share what I’ve been up to in my secret lab.  Okay, I don’t have a secret lab…I have an art studio.  But I do have 5 new stencils at StencilGirl! I have been experimenting away on designs, creating more layering patterns and a few others that just escaped from my head like [...]