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This all started with 2 gel prints. Then the ripping. The tearing. And that’s when I realized the plan I had wasn’t going to work. And that was a good thing because where it ended up was far better than what I had planned! https://youtu.be/BkKFPxlWBuo These 2 gel prints sparked the idea for this art [...]

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You just have to start. Something. Anything. It’s the most important step when it comes to play. What you start doing doesn’t have to be perfect or magical. In fact, you’ll see how this starts as simple shapes and becomes a mixed media canvas called Once in a Blue Moon over Venice. I had no [...]

A friend and I video taped our art play as we traded canvases after each step – see how it all turned out!

Artistic collaboration is a fantastic way to spur growth and creative exploration. When Kirsten Reed stopped by for a visit, we wanted to create together with a twist. After we completed each layer, we traded canvases. Working layer by layer, our styles collided and crashed and pushed us each out of our comfort zones in the best [...]

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 [...]

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What do you do when you get a new stencil? I explore it. Try it this way and that to get to know the stencil. This art journal page came from some of my new stencil explorations. The last step for an artist creating a stencil is trying out the sample, called a blue (because [...]

Although I can’t hop on a plane to travel right now, I can take a trip in my art journal! My muse is my travel agent and she’s booked me to Venice for this trip. Below is the progression of my art journal page as I played with the newly released, Venetian Large 9×12 stencil [...]

  That Venetian stencil can do more than what you see! Of course, it is awesome just as it is but it can be so much more than that! There are wonderful elements inside these buildings that can be customized and transformed to fit your play. Check out the video and I’ll show you [...]