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Using Gelli printed papers

The Artful Holiday thumbnail

I used to take holidays for granted. I assumed we’d all get together just like we always had, the biggest challenge getting schedules to line up and setting times that worked for everyone. Then covid changed all that. Now that family and friend gatherings are happening again, I never ever want to take them for [...]

Letting Myself Get Lost in my Art Journal thumbnail

Knowing where you are going can be overrated. Granted, if you are an airplane pilot, it is critical you know where you are going. But I’m not flying a plane, I am playing in an art journal wandering around without any clear plan. It all began by gluing down some pieces and parts. One is [...]

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 [...]

Stamping on Gelli Prints with Some Strong Women thumbnail

What do I do with my Gelli Prints? I play with them. How? So many many ways. Today, I’m stamping on them. Using Gelli prints with stamps gives it the painterly, loose look I like without having to plan. If I tried to color the stamps intentionally, I’d over think it and all the looseness [...]

  http://youtu.be/OtzYDdeNdeo Watch Using a Gelli Print on a Mini Canvas on YouTube. On those days when I am feeling self critical, it is easy for me to think about my failures. You know those big failures like when I forgot to make a reservation at the restaurant. Or when I forgot my kid had an orthodontist appointment. [...]

Go Be Magic with a Pink Unicorn in an Art Journal thumbnail

Would I like to play with Totem Poppets they asked. The name alone sounded fun to me! When the goodies arrived in my mailbox, I realized how customizable these animals are…which means freedom! I can make them whatever I want. Wish these were around when my kids were little, oh the possibilities. Since my kids are [...]