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Not In My Right Mind

A Gelli print tag by Carolyn Dube

I was not in my right mind.  Really.  I was in my left brain, the logical and analytical brain.  I wanted to be in my right brain, the creative and intuitive brain.  How was I going to make that big leap into my right brain?  Gelli Plate to the rescue!

Squirting paint on the Gelli Plate and tossing on stencils, ripped paper and anything else within reach takes me to a happy place, my right brain.  When I lifted this tag up I just stared at it.  It begged to be made into something.  Yes, the tag talked to me and I answered with this!

A Gelli print tag by Carolyn Dube























I was loosening up and my playful side showed up! I grabbed a little bingo card, some foam letters and polymer clay faces for some fun.  The faces we made while taking Judy Shea’s workshop, Buttons n’Bellisments.  I haven’t messed with my clay in so very long – thank you Judy for teaching & motivating me!

A Gelli print tag by Carolyn Dube


Thank you to all the people who have signed up to join me in my right brain in my newest Colorful Workshop: Gelli Printing.  Join us!   You can find all the details here.


A Gelli print tag by Carolyn Dube























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  • Rinda February 24, 2013, 10:21 pm

    Creating backgrounds is such a wonderful way to warm up. I love the bingo card.

  • Stamping Shanni February 24, 2013, 11:35 pm

    Love it Carolyn – love the colours and the sentiment! Saw the link on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  • loz February 25, 2013, 3:48 am

    This is Stunning Carolyn. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil February 25, 2013, 5:16 am

    Love the background and the play with letters…Beautiful!

  • Corrine February 25, 2013, 6:55 am

    Great idea. Love youe mini clay faces as bingo pieces. xox

  • Cynthia February 25, 2013, 7:24 am

    Love the tag! The colors are gorgeous and the tiny faces are amazing!!

    Oh…PS: I had such fun in the Use Your Words workshop! Thanks so much for all your hard work putting it together!!!!

  • Lawanna February 25, 2013, 9:03 am

    Exactly where did u pick up the techniques to create ““Not In My Right Mind | Carolyn Dube”?
    Many thanks -Bessie

    • Carolyn February 25, 2013, 4:26 pm

      By playing! There is so much joy in playing!

  • Rene February 25, 2013, 11:19 am

    Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene 😀

  • Valerie-Jael February 25, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Lovely work! I think I need to look for my mind today, I see to have mislaid it! Valerie

  • Susan Tidwell February 25, 2013, 6:32 pm

    I LOVE this! The colors are wonderful and the way you finished it off is so playful and fun.

  • Christy Skinner February 25, 2013, 10:08 pm

    This turned out awesome! Love the color! 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us this week at Anything But a Card. 🙂

  • Anita Houston February 25, 2013, 10:53 pm

    To see a tag instead of a page proves you were having a different kind of day…lol! Love the red and the background is wonderful!!!

  • Nancy Kelley/Gelli Arts February 26, 2013, 8:22 am

    Love it Carolyn – another great (and funny) blog post. Thanks for continuing to share your Gelli enthusiasm!

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 26, 2013, 9:46 am

    Loving the colours and how you have done it!

  • mark February 26, 2013, 7:27 pm

    great colour and texture with the gelli plate. thanks for joining us at anything but a card.

  • Marjie Kemper February 27, 2013, 3:47 pm

    I’m loving it. That BINGO card must’ve been calling to you too… it looks fabaroonie on this cool tag!

  • Maria McGuire February 27, 2013, 11:22 pm

    This is awesome! I loved the tag all by itself but add those faces and WOW!!!

  • samara March 3, 2013, 11:41 pm

    very adorable carolyn! brilliant!

    and thank you for your course. i am loving it. tags done tonight.

    happy PPF!!!!

    You are a wonderful artist carolyn – and selfless too.

    lovies, samara

  • Margaret F March 4, 2013, 9:16 pm

    Your tag is gorgeous and I love the fun faces that work so well with the ‘play’ theme! I have been battling my left brain quite a bit lately too… playing is a great way to make it behave! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  • Susi March 16, 2013, 1:02 am

    What a great tag! Like many others have said, thelittle faces are adorable as bingo pieces!
    As for battling with brain hemispheres, I’m battling with both sides, lol, and as of yet, I can’t say who is winning!
    The logical me is really screaming at the playful me because I’ve been playing so much that my dominant right arm (which is in a long arm cast) is not healing properly. So the logical me is saying STOP; and the playful me is having a very difficult time with that. But for now, I must heed my left brain if I want to be able to create art in the future!