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This wasn’t a color in the lines kind of a day or one where things went as planned. Was that a bad thing? Not when I’m playing with stencils and art crayons! https://youtu.be/NVUw5YaC-ZE The tone of the play was decided right here as I stenciled the Modern Tree, designed by Mary Beth Shaw. I thought [...]

How Disco Helped Me Deal with an Ugly Art Journal Page thumbnail

What do I do with a hideous start to an art journal page? Call it an OOPS and add more layers!  An O.O.P.S. is an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly and little did I know that the word discover would take me to the 70’s and disco. https://youtu.be/gldjQyYT7wo Watch How I dealt with an ugly art [...]

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Eyesight is a rather useful sense and it’s one I count on quite a bit when creating.  So to help myself let go of control for this Let’s Play video, I’m painting blindfolded.  Can’t see a thing and it shows! What is Let’s Play?  It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play. Each month I share a [...]

How art journaling helped me process my feelings

There was real terror in my studio last week.  Not artful terror.  Animal Planet kind of terror. A 3 foot long black snake.  As Indiana Jones said in Raiders of the Lost Ark, “Why did it have to be snakes?” Of course his were venomous and angry…mine was scared and harmless.  But emotionally, I was [...]

Video sharing how to upcycle an old picture frame mixed media style

 For this week’s Let’s Play link party, I’m upcycling an old picture frame, mixed media style!  This frame had no glass in it…no photos…and the backs were missing.  Why was I keeping it?  No idea but it was either time to get rid of it or add some color to it!   So how does [...]

A new stencil release means a giveaway!  One random winner will receive my 5 latest releases and my DVD, Breaking the Rules! Beyond Stenciling Techniques – and yes, international is eligible too!  I’ve heard from lots of people they have already ordered some of these, so if you win and you’ve already got one you can [...]