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Telegram from My Muse


My muse sends me messages.  She doesn’t call.  It’s more like a telegram.  Just short instructions.  I made the choice to follow the art journaling ideas from my muse.

But first I had to get out of my head because I was thinking way way way too much.  In the video, you’ll even see me learn which end of the paintbrush to use…

Watch  Telegram from My Muse in my art journal on YouTube.

art journaling ideas from muse video tutorial by carolyn dube



All these letters and cut up bits were leftovers from another art journal page.  On that page I asked my muse to send me an idea. You can see that page  over on StencilGirl Talk.

And she did!  It was to use up the scraps. Clean up and art at the same time.  Thanks for the telegram, Muse!





art journaling ideas from muse video tutorial by carolyn dube



This is right after I listened to the telegram my muse gave me with the stenciling.   It was a very clear telegram too…erase and redo!  

I am so glad I listened to her even though I didn’t really understand why at the time.




A big thanks to my muse for the messages and guidance.  Do you ever get those messages while you are arting?  I’d love to hear what your muse is telling you!

art journaling ideas from muse video tutorial by carolyn dube

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  • gill edwards April 6, 2014, 10:22 am

    Hi Carolyn, for some reason your video is coming up as Private and cant be viewed? Ive tried it in two different browsers just to make sure. I love your videos so i hope you are able to resolve the problem
    Gill xx

    • Carolyn Dube April 6, 2014, 10:43 am

      Sorry about that Gill! I can’t seem to tell time…it was supposed to go live at 3pm..but I set it for 3 am so the video wasn’t ready yet…but it is all fixed now and the video should work.

  • corrine April 6, 2014, 11:43 am

    Some happy telegrams coming in! xox

  • Leslie April 6, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Great stuff Carolyn!!!

  • Jo April 6, 2014, 3:07 pm

    Carolyn this is a very uplifting journal page… I like the woman with her arms up.. and how the pattern was going up too… nice choice there… the colors are all great together. My one question to you though, your scribble journaling… is that really legit words and journaling or are you just literally scribbling? Either way, I like it!

    • Carolyn Dube April 6, 2014, 3:24 pm

      They are actual legit words but I write so quickly some letters get left out, there are no spaces between words,and I let my self be very very loose with the handwriting. I am almost never able to go back and actually decipher the words later but it captures my emotions at the moment.

  • jean marmo April 6, 2014, 9:01 pm

    LOVE this! Great use of scraps! Love the colors and how you figured out which end of the brush to use!!

  • Ruth L April 7, 2014, 3:21 am

    Amazing page Carolyn, you did it again, such an inspiration!

  • Allison McNairn April 7, 2014, 7:38 am

    Hi Carolyn.
    Love your page. The girl really works well with the background. You’ve just inspired me to go craft in my shed. Thanks.

  • Jackie P Neal April 7, 2014, 8:12 am

    Carolyn, I love when you listening to your muse- fabulous page!!! A new fav!

  • Marjie Kemper April 8, 2014, 9:06 am

    What fun to watch! You know I love that loose journaling style… your girl is fab and so is the background.

  • Kim Scales April 8, 2014, 10:37 pm

    I love looking at the process of creation. Will try to make a stencil of a figure.

  • Win Dinn April 10, 2014, 12:19 pm

    Love your ‘allergy’ to white space – I’m with you on that one. Very much enjoyed the video and the final results!