Words to live by

Words to live by; hand lettered quotes • AtopSerenityHill.com

In an effort to get better with my "fancy" lettering, I decided to practice when I can with a few quotes that are meaningful to me. Lettering is way harder than I thought but I had fun! Supplies used: waterbrush; Signo Uni-ball white gel pen; Sharpie; Stabilo pencil; … [Read more...]

Doodling over color backgrounds

Doodling over color background

It is certainly no secret that I enjoy doodling but thanks to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, I have become enamored by doodling over color backgrounds! These are the main pens/markers that I use: 1) Faber-Castell PITT big brush pen in black: it fills in the background very … [Read more...]

Getting it to work • #The100DayProject

My take on #The100DayProject in a junk journal • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #artjournal #junquejournal

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might have figured out that I like participating in creative challenges (see here, here and here!). I find that they are a great way for me to get in a creative grove, to practice a new skill or just get better at one. A … [Read more...]

#30paintedpouches update

Hand painted canvas zippered pouches

I'm half way through the birthday challenge I gave myself for the month of April and I'm thoroughly enjoying the process of creating a different canvas everyday to then sew into zippered pouches! To be honest, I was worried I would get bored (I'm not a big fan of … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook


Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! This page had a bit of a head start. I had used it to clean off my brayer and decided that the colors would be fun to work with. The quotes are super meaningful right now as so much is … [Read more...]

My birthday challenge • #30paintedpouches

#30paintedpouches birthday challenge

Today, April 1, is my birthday. In celebration of turning 46, I decided to do a challenge for the month that would offer me the chance to paint everyday, get better at sewing and finally get my Etsy shop some stock! So here are the details for my #30paintedpouches … [Read more...]

Some favorite finds


Life can be so complicated sometimes...to the point of overwhelm! Lately, I've found myself looking for ways to uncomplicate it and keep the chaos and clutter (both literally and figuratively) out. The three blogs below have helped with their simple ideas and approaches to … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside: my art journal

A peek inside: art journal pages • AtopSerenityHill.com

I've been playing in my art journals...both big and small. I've painted, sprayed, glued, sewed, ripped, stamped, written and drawn. It has been fun and it has been therapeutic. It is keeping me sane... Here's a peek into my play time. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Free printable mixed media bookmarks


To celebrate both the first day of Spring and National Craft Month, I wanted to give you a gift! I designed these free printable mixed media bookmarks to share with all those book lovers that can never seem to find a bookmark when you need one! The printable works best … [Read more...]

The making of an art journal page


I have been following along with the Documented Life Project this year and enjoying the larger journal that they suggested we work in. For week 5, the challenge was to use under paper and the prompt was "What lies beneath. I thought you might like to see what my … [Read more...]

Snowshoeing + a guest post


First up: just a quick note to let you all know that I am guest posting over on the Walnut Hollow Crafts blog today with a super easy painted wood monogram. It is in celebration of National Craft Month. Check it out here! I also wanted to share a few photos that my … [Read more...]