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https://youtu.be/HxALbe1THcE What can you do when you want colorful fabric that’s uniquely yours? Print it on a gel plate! That’s how I made the colorful fabric that I turned into protective face masks. I never would have expected to be needing these- but if it helps keep us all safer, and this blasted virus to [...]

Stenciled and Sprayed! New In-Person Workshop thumbnail

How would you like to turn a cheap plain t-shirt into something artsy & one of a kind? Join me for Stenciled and Sprayed where you will be turning shirts, aprons, canvas totes, heck, anything fabric or cloth you want to bring, into works of art. When people say, “OMG, where Did You Buy That?!” [...]

Challenging the Inner Critic thumbnail

Getting started is the toughest part for me many days. Where do I start?  What do I make?  What colors do I use?  These are just questions from a cranky inner critic designed to keep me from getting to my creative side.   So, I decided I was going to shut that critic up by [...]

Happy April 1st!  I am so very very excited for so many reasons! 1.  It’s party time with the Gelli Plate and we get to see what everyone has been creating! 2.  Now I have a fun shirt to wear to Art Is You in Nashville. Are you going?  Let me know, I’d love to [...]

Day 22 of Art Every Day Month, and I am playing today.  I stitched and then colored it in like a coloring book.  The paint did not spread well on dry canvas so after spraying water all over it the paint was more like a dye.  I really like how the colors ran together.  I [...]

I am still on my raindrops kick.  One of my favorite summer activities is to walk in the rain- it feels so freeing to not care if I get wet AND step in all the puddles.   It’s getting cold here so I’ll have to create that feeling in my art because I don’t get excited [...]

Tracy Stilwell guided me through my first real sewing adventure.  I have sewn paper, bits of fabric, even a tote, but never on any clothes I could wear.  While we talked at the start of class I realized I had some serious sewing issues.  Did home economics class in high school scar me?  Apparently.  I [...]

While ignoring practical responsibilities I ran across a tutorial on using a Sharpie and rubbing alcohol to decorate fabric.  The gist of it is to write on fabric with a Sharpie then drop rubbing alcohol on it.  It spreads – and looks quite cool. So I stared doodling and spraying, dropping, and smooshing rubbing alcohol [...]

One of my favorite classes at Creative Escape was taught by a mother daughter duo,  Jenaye and Kelli Collins. The fabric flower was my kind of fabric work – not precise (hence I am not a quilter) and it did not involve reading a pattern!  I do have several of those rhinestone blingy buttons and [...]

The Summer of Color focused on orange this week and now orange is one of my good friends.  I hadn’t spent much time with this friend for a very long while so I guess I am making up for it now…Creative Every Day has the theme of red for August and I just knew I [...]