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Maria McGuire

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Get Messy?  Yes, that is the challenge for the Craft Hoarders and StencilGirl Products blog hop!  In the spirit of Craft Hoarders I used up some of my hoarded items.  But I was quite surprised by what went through my head as I made this art journal page…and there’s great giveaway info at the end of [...]

  What is the big deal about open acrylics and the Gelli Plate?  I didn’t know until Mary Beth Shaw introduced me to them.  I can’t believe I have lived this long without them….   The amount of the pigment in Golden combined with being Open acrylics means they stay wet longer and allow me to get [...]

There was something fishy about the story that my muse popped into my head as I was playing.  So fishy in fact, that I began to think about the plausibility of the story.  My logical left brain jumped in while I was playing.  That did not go so well until my inner teenager with ample [...]

Life has been busy.  So busy it has been tough to get my dose of studio time.  I have learned that if don’t get my art time I become a bit cranky… and I don’t want cranky heading into the holidays. Corrine Gilman reminded me that art can fit even in the busiest of days.  She [...]

  September is shaping up to be a month full of fun!  So many of my projects are coming together this month and there are milestones to celebrate!  Stay tuned- there is lots coming this month! First up- it’s a bonus month for the Colorful Gelli Party!  Not 1 video but 2!  I had so [...]

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There are amazing things and people all around me. I don’t always notice them but they are there. When I take a moment to give them a chance their amazing-ness is revealed.  My muse reminded me today to slow down, take a breath, and let the world be amazing. The art journal page I started [...]