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March 22, 2017

Exploring PanPastels

In today's post we will be exploring PanPastels.  Maybe you've hear of them, thought about purchasing them or maybe even have them, but aren't quite sure what to do next.

In my opinion, they will make a wonderful addition to your color mediums.  Let me explain why.

March 03, 2017

Comparing Crayons: Distressed, Prima, Gelatos and more!

Crayons are super hot right now.  And you know what that leads too....tons of options to choose from.  Are there any difference between the various options?  Which one is best for the projects I want to use them on?

Well, let's take a closer look!

March-Quote of the Month

New month....new quote.  I hope it will inspire your art work this month.  This month's quote focuses on accepting change.

" Trust the wait.  Embrace the uncertainty.  Enjoy the beauty of becoming.
When nothing is certain, anything is possible."

Your challenge is to make a visual representation of the quote.  You can share it on our Facebook group, or post a link to your blog in the comments section.  I would love to see your take on this quote.

February 27, 2017

Quote of the Month-What will your verse be?

February's quote was: "That you are here, that life exists and identity.  That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.  What will your verse be?"   This quote comes from one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems.

I paired it with the watercolor prints I made last week.  Then I got on a role with the prints and made a piece of tag art.  Can't wait until I can begin playing with the art journal background I made.


February 23, 2017

Amazing Watercolor Prints

Ever since I started playing with the Gelli Plate I have been obsessed with creating similar prints using watercolor paints.

What I love most about the prints created using the Gelli Plates is their randomness.  Each print is completely different and they have a unique sense of depth and interest.

After some practice I have come up with a technique that works.  I am loving the results.

Now I am obsessed with creating watercolor prints. :)

February 21, 2017

Goal Setting Done Right

I recently shared my 2017 goals.  Truth be told, some of those goals have been on my yearly list for several years.  😕

This is problem that drives me a bit crazy....so I decided to it was time to re-exam my approach.

Read on to learn more.

Challenge Roundup

 Hey fellow crafty goddess!

I recently announced that I would no longer be posting my own challenges.  I wanted to take the blog in a different direction and no be tied to a certain product or technique.

That left me with a dilemma.  What to do with our Facebook challenge group.  And then I had a light bulb moment.  Just cuz I am not the one posting the challenges does not mean the challenges stop. The world of arts and crafts is filled with challenge blogs and groups. I often join in the fun. (I miss the Tim Holtz tags.) But they can be hard to keep track of.

Each week I post some of the favorite challenges I have found.  If you have additional ones should include you are welcome to post links in the comment area.  I have a very long list of challenge sites, but I would be posting every challenge.  Just those that peak my inspiration. When I have a few moments I will create a master list we can all use.

Read on for this week's roundup.

February 15, 2017


What is the last thing you celebrated?

I found this question in a series of journaling prompts and it made me a little sad.  I certainly celebrate holidays and birthdays and my son's achievements.  But I rarely celebrate my own accomplishments.

That is kinda sad.  The last one I can think of is a job promotion 16 years ago.  What the hell!

February 14, 2017

Never clean a stencil again!

It is no secret that I hate cleaning stencils.  Unfortunately I also hate having dried paint on my stencils.

What's a girl to do?  Use my mad problem solving skills to create a 3rd option!

Read on to learn more.

February 13, 2017

Valentine's Inspiration

Happy Valentine's Day!

I will admit it.  I LOVE using hearts on my pieces.  I find a way to add them in, big and small.

For this day of love I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces.  ENJOY!