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No Clarity. No Focus. And a Loud Inner Perfectionist. thumbnail

You know that feeling of clarity and focus you have when inspiration strikes?  When there is no doubt as to what you should do.  That’s NOT what was happening here.  I had no clarity. No focus.  Every decision was full of doubt because of that inner perfectionist pestering me. So what do I do when I have days [...]

Caution, OOPS in Progress

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Why did I not use my usual bright rainbow colors that I had on my palette? It was because of an O.O.P.S., an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly, that happened as I created a full page of pattern in my art journal with just one small stencil. https://youtu.be/66jUIaAlLRA Watch How I use a small stencil to fill an [...]

Using Deli Paper in my Art Journal thumbnail

How can you use deli paper in your art journaling?  One of the ways is layering it on top of a pattern so that the pattern peeks out! https://youtu.be/6rnzUR8mT3Q Watch Using deli paper in art journal on YouTube. Here’s the pattern created using the Pebbles Layer Me stencil. New to layering stencils?  See the video of [...]

The Black Paint OOPS in my Art Journal thumbnail

The day had been filled with grown up thinking and decision making and I had become a bit of a stress monster so my family banished me to the art studio to play.  I wasn’t up to starting with a blank page so I flipped through my journals and found a stenciled page to begin the process of shaking [...]

How Disco Helped Me Deal with an Ugly Art Journal Page thumbnail

What do I do with a hideous start to an art journal page? Call it an OOPS and add more layers!  An O.O.P.S. is an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly and little did I know that the word discover would take me to the 70’s and disco. https://youtu.be/gldjQyYT7wo Watch How I dealt with an ugly art [...]

The Good, The Bad, the Ugly…and the Hoarder thumbnail

There was a collision of the good, the bad, and the ugly in today’s play as I dealt with one of my hoarding tendencies.  This canvas began long ago, and it just sat.  That is until today, when I realized the opportunity in the O.O.P.S. was to use up a hoarded treasure…one that other people might [...]

Women of the Rainbow with Scribble Sticks thumbnail

Precision is not my middle name. Happily, not a drop of precision was needed to create this art journal page of rainbow women as I played with Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks, some stamps, and a stencil. And yes, there was an OOPS (an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly). Actually there was more than one. https://youtu.be/FNVgGNB20IA Watch [...]

OOPS…Be Fearless

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How do I make decisions when art journaling?  Is it a scientific formula based on sound principles of physics and chemistry?   Nope.  It’s based on the theory of O.O.P.S., Outstanding Opportunities Presenting Suddenly. https://youtu.be/2dTd2hRRtJY Watch Art Journal Play with Washi Tape and Stencils on YouTube. The background began as this aqua colored, very blah [...]

When Good Colors Go Bad

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What do I do when good colors go bad?  I double down and play even more. This started as an experiment that went to the most horrid baby poop green in layer number 2 thanks to some unplanned color mixing.  It happens to us all.  The creamy colors themselves are wonderful, but the way I combined them was [...]

OOPS…I Got the Boot

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While doing a death defying tight rope walk between two trees 50 feet in the air, I fell and broke my ankle.  I wish that was the exciting story that went with the broken ankle but alas, it was just a simple missed step at home. So this gray boring boot is going to be [...]