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Give Yourself a High Five Using a Gelli Print

Video showing how I made this little canvases with Gelli printed deli paper


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.   I doubt I am the only one who does this…but thankfully I can play in my studio to get things turned around.

That creative time helps me put things into perspective.  That helps shift my mood and makes my day a whole lot brighter.

I made these canvases as a reminder to myself to celebrate all the successes, big and small.  All those small successes add up to make some very big ones over time.    I’d love to know what successes (big or small)  you’ve had recently so we can all give you a high five!

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  • Liz July 6, 2014, 10:18 pm

    I love those little canvases. They make such great gifts. Love this use of the gelli print.

  • Corrine July 7, 2014, 10:59 am

    So adorable and perfect….High five lady. xox

  • Jo Murray July 7, 2014, 2:30 pm

    That’s neat!

  • Kirsten Reed July 7, 2014, 3:23 pm

    High five to you!! We can all get that way some times ~ yay for art therapy!

  • Jackie N July 7, 2014, 5:01 pm

    Carolyn- High Five Art Sister!! What adorable little canvases!! beauty!!

  • Peggy July 7, 2014, 5:03 pm

    Great idea! Thank you!

  • Jean Marmo July 7, 2014, 9:53 pm

    These are so cool! A good reminder!!!

  • Maria McGuire July 8, 2014, 2:15 am


  • Boo July 8, 2014, 7:28 am

    Love your mini canvas. I’m betting you were a wonderful teacher. You are so positive and up beat!!

  • Terri Daniels July 8, 2014, 11:19 pm

    So cool! This would be fun with kids!

  • Kathy Gledsdale July 9, 2014, 7:29 am

    Very cute and you are right we all need to give ourselves a high 5 and ignore that self critical voice in our heads!

  • Marci Ellsworth July 14, 2014, 11:14 am

    I love the color in your work! I love pink!