The gift of sketching

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My husband is a wonderful artist who spends all of his working time on computer generated graphics and websites. For Christmas, I decided to reignite his love of sketching by putting together an art kit that has everything he needs at his fingertips! I kept the supplies … [Read more...]

One little word for 2015

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Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for joining me on my continuing creative journey this year. After a bit of an artistically bumpy 2014, I decided that I was trying to get too many projects off the ground in an attempt to make my artwork provide part of my income. It wasn't … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

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Thank you all for the support this year on the blog! I am looking forward to sharing more of my creative journey with you in 2015. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and I'll see you in the New Year!        … [Read more...]

#CarveDecember stamp update

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Carving stamps has been a great stress reliever this month. It completely adsorbs your attention! We are halfway through the #CarveDecember challenge that I am participating in and I'm so happy with what I have managed to produce. I've only used dollar store erasers so far … [Read more...]

Stamp carving challenge & a guest post

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It's time for another 30 day challenge. This past year I've done two sketching challenges (here and here) that have forced me to try and be creative everyday. I've seen a difference in my skills and know that is because of the practice that I did during the challenges. For … [Read more...]

Canvas bottle gift bag

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I loved working with the canvas and my sewing machine to create my faux mini quilt! So much, that I decided to make a canvas bottle gift bag to take as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. It was easy to make but a bit time consuming, so don't wait till the last minute if you … [Read more...]

Faux mini quilt

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I bought my first sewing machine this summer and I am so enjoying playing around with it! I got it mainly to sew on paper and canvas since I was loving all the elements I saw being added into art journals. The prompt for week 46 of the Documented Life Project was to … [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! I started with a page that I'd used to clean off one of my handmade stamps. The inspiration for the colors on the page came from the quote I tore out of a design magazine. I set the timer … [Read more...]

Some favorite finds

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I am so enjoying watching and listening to the following videos and podcasts, that I had to share them with you! Enjoy and I would love for you to tell me what you thought below in the comments. 1) Elise Gets Crafty is a weekly podcast where Elise Blaha Cripe chats with … [Read more...]

Fall leaves mandala

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Fall around here has been lovely! All of the beautiful colors inspired me to create a mandala using leaves I found on my dog walks. I then used the pictures of the fall leaves mandala to recreate it in watercolor and ink. Nature is definitely one of the best places to find … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside: an art journal page

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Art journaling is relatively new to me...as in I started this year! I always thought of journaling as a "dear diary" sort of thing and, even though I have tried that in the past, it was not for me. Enter the world of journaling using art. That I loved. I could get my head … [Read more...]