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The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the peonies will be blooming any day now!  In honor of spring, I am working in greens.  I usually work in a full rainbow of colors so I wasn’t sure how this would turn out…   A background made long ago that sparked the green theme. [...]

I used to fight making mistakes.  Pointing out all my imperfections to myself with a strong dose of harsh judgement.  No shocker that being creative often ended in frustration for me back then.  But it doesn’t any more.  Why?  I just say Oops. This is a random mess of a page. I was using up [...]

I have been struggling with a big decision with the pro and con lists feeling equal.  So, I turned to my most trusted  advisers, paint and stencils to see what answers emerged.   This started as a page used to clean off Sue Pelletier’s Loose Woman stencil  when it was drenched in spray inks.   [...]

This started as a way to loosen up and get the gremlins out of my head.  It wasn’t until I was sewing on the quote that realized how true it was…I just wanted that cranky gremlin in my head to shut up.  I started doing something, anything, to get that gremlin to go away.  By [...]

It’s spring and this is the garden of my dreams!  Playing around in my art journal had me “planting” Julie Balzer’s Corn Flowers while Sally Carly by Dina Wakely marveled a the amazing colors of Dylusions inks!  Of course every good garden needs a touch of glitter… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNOjTAjN9bM Can’t see the video? See it on [...]

The sun is shining, flowers are starting to bloom and the stencils are singing- maybe the birds too but I am only hearing the stencils.   The layers of paint that have built up on them have hypnotized me.  Not just the “hypnotized from doing laundry and cleaning” (because a paperclip can hypnotize me when it [...]

I always invite my muse to come into my studio so I thought it was only reasonable that I pay her a visit over spring break a few weeks back.  Where does she live?  In Turks and Caicos.  How do I know she lives here?  Because when I am there I am inspired like no [...]

You can’t fail with a Gelli Plate and I can prove it or I should say my husband can prove it!  The orange arrows- that is his very first print!  He is a wonderful human being but let’s just say that his area of expertise is not art. This video chronicles his very first experiences [...]

What do mermaids learn in school?  Sure swimming is an important class for them, but mermaids need to learn to read too.   Getting lost in a good book is one of life’s pleasures and I would hate to deny a mermaid that joy…Would mermaids read One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss or 20,000 [...]

Remember mood rings? I thought they were so magical when I was a kid.  Well, I think my art journal is my newest mood ring.  I was feeling happy, really happy, almost like I was on top of the world.  It was a really great day. I grabbed a stack of Gelli Plate printing leftovers [...]