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There’s No Spell Check In Art…Oops

Mixed media and stenciling video tutorial by Carolyn Dube showing how she thwarted the inner critic and embraced everyday moments

There’s no spell check in art.  Once you paint a word there aren’t any squiggly red lines alerting you to a misspelling.  Or a quick delete button to fix it.

So what did I do when I had a typo? Nothing.  It’s just an Oops.  Well, I did laugh at myself…I have always been a challenged speller and it is a part of who I am.  It also explains why I am not a newspaper editor…

 

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Mixed media and stenciling video tutorial by Carolyn Dube showing how she thwarted the inner critic and embraced everyday moments

This play started with this random paint and collage play with a Spark of Art-spiration on a piece of scrap cardboard.

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Mixed media and stenciling video tutorial by Carolyn Dube showing how she thwarted the inner critic and embraced everyday moments

This photo of an unknown couple reminded me that  the little things in my life are the sacred treasures to cherish.

Those everyday moments like setting the table together for dinner, the rides to school,  chasing a wet dog around the house when he escapes at bath time, watching The Voice together, are the sacred moments I treasure with my family.

What are the everyday moments you treasure in your life?

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  • Sylvia Tabor November 2, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Ya, know, Carolyn, even when you pointed out the “Oops”, I still did not see it. My eyes, and brain were just too busy taking in the eye candy for any ‘mistake’ to resister. This is a great page! !

    • Carolyn Dube November 2, 2014, 4:53 pm

      I clearly had a hard time seeing to too Sylvia! I’ll go with I was distracted by the color too!

  • Susan Reiser November 2, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Laughed with you but a Understood you! Unfortunately. I have not learned to let go but I do go back. I have a journal about a year old that I go back yo every other say or so. I it needs it, I change ,materials change etc. I think you would understand. Love those pages now as I am sure you love yours.
    Keep them coming,they are inspiring, funny and get me Off my butt!

    • Maria McGuire November 2, 2014, 7:26 pm

      Now I know why we are friends! We both spell things wrong…but you did it fabulously!!!! That darn inner critic–I’m so glad you didn’t listen! I really love how this turned out! Also thank you for giving me an idea for my butterfly stencil. Would have never thought to fill it in and journal in it!

  • Gesche November 3, 2014, 3:08 am

    HA! I love this. Just “found you” via your 21 secrets interview and I immediately wrote myself a note saying ” there’s either I love it oder ooops! 🙂 I just did this writing in negativ space (aka white) with watercolor and was sooo proud and hung it up. And my husband was like “hmmm I’m sorry to tell you, but you wrote the word common wrong” – So I did a second painting saying “It’s such a common mistake to write common wrong” and hung it up next to the first one.
    Find this there-are-no-mistakes-approach so refreshing and helpful. So THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Corrine November 3, 2014, 5:58 am

    I like those momenst. Now you need a story for that made up word. Great page, Your most beautiful, colorful self. xox

  • Andrene November 16, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Priceless!! I have to say that I got a good chuckle at your expense! Love your page!!

  • Liz November 30, 2014, 10:11 pm

    How fun! I used to do a lot of work on cardboard, too, because I didn’t think I was good enough for canvas. While I’m enjoying the canvas, you’ve inspired me to do some messing around on cardboard again just for the freedom of it. Thank you!