Inspiration for creatives

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One of my favorite podcasts is by Tiffany Han. On my birthday earlier this year she shared a podcast called 10 Success Secrets of the Highly Creative. I loved what she talked about and was inspired to make myself some visual reminders. Inspiration cards are something I … [Read more...]

Wood burned tissue box

4 season wood burned boutique tissue box from Walnut Hollow. A pretty and functional home decor item that can also be used for seasonal decorating! AtopSerenityHill.com #woodburning #homedecor #holidaydecorating

I don't decorate for different holidays much mostly because I just don't have the space to store anything! So I'm super excited about how my 4 season wood burned tissue box came out! I am over on the Walnut Hollow blog today sharing all the details on how I made this pretty, … [Read more...]

3 minute journaling

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I've been wanting to do more traditional journaling (you know, the "dear diary" kind) and thought having some daily prompts might help out. I'm not one to just start writing with no focus. So when I found Lisa Sonora's 30 day journal project, I figured I would give it a go! … [Read more...]

Quirky eye bookmarks

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I have made quite a few bookmarks that I've shared with you all (here, here and here). Since I am forever losing them (or leaving them in the books I return to the library), I thought I would make a few more quirky ones to have on hand! They were fun and easy to make and … [Read more...]

Stenciled sympathy greeting card

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My husband and I recently had to attend the funeral of a dear family friend and, as I find myself doing lately, I turned to my art to deal with some of the emotions that such an event can bring up. Taking step by step photos was a bit beyond me for this project. So … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook

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Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! Even though I work in my sketchbook and journals quite a bit, it's been a while since I set up the camera and gave myself a time limit! The timer went off at 20 minutes but I added a few … [Read more...]

The art of de-stressing

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What a crazy summer it has been so far. Life seems to be in fast forward so I turned to one of my favorite ways to quiet my mind and de-stress...doodling. The two pages took a few hours to complete but by working a little each day, I was definitely able to slow down a … [Read more...]

Here’s to the second half

Mantra or quote to remind me to keep on this creative journey! • AtopSerenityHill.com #lettering #quote #doodling

With half of 2015 over, it seemed like a good time to do a check-in with myself and some of the goals and intentions I set this year. As the year has progressed, a mantra of sorts has emerged. My one little word from 2014, faith, keeps popping up, adding itself to this … [Read more...]

Adding nature to a wood welcome sign

Wood welcome sign from Walnut Hollow using fresh leaves as stamps and twigs to personalize! AtopSerenityHill.com #campcrafts #woodsign #acrylic

Summer camps are in full swing and finding fun but simple crafts for the kids to do isn't always easy. I'm over at Walnut Hollow this week with a creative way to use fresh leaves and twigs to personalize a wood welcome sign. I painted my sample in pretty greens to mimic … [Read more...]

Don’t think, just paint

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I am not a fan of painting on stretched canvas. I'd much rather paint on something that serves a function other than to just hang on a wall. I know as an artist this is not exactly the norm but I've always felt that way. So when my friend, M.E. asked me to paint a few … [Read more...]

DIY art supply caddy

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I don't know about you but I love containers...especially if they can coral all of the stuff that accumulates on my art table! Free or inexpensive containers that are cute? Even better! I found this 4-pack holder in my stash and decided to spruce it up to hold some of my … [Read more...]

4th of July wood tray

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4th of July picnics and barbeques will be here before you know it! How about adding some patriotic decor to yours? I am over at Walnut Hollow this week to show you how I made this adorable 4th of July wood tray with clay flower embellishments. I've spent the last three 4th … [Read more...]