Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …

Distracted and Forgetful

Distracted and Forgetful

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone had a pleasant day. February has been an interesting month. I sprained my wrist, but didn’t want to slow down too much so I practiced using my left hand. I’m not so good at it, but I did improve. Practice makes perfect…well, not perfect. In my case practice made …

Optimist or Idiot?

Optimist or Idiot?

I’ve neglected my blog, I know, but I am glad to be back at my computer and posting. Frankly, I can’t really manage a post on my phone or iPad. Photos get posted to Instagram and then I move on to the next project. So my strategy going forward to is prioritize getting to my …

Laugh in the Face of Fear

Laugh in the Face of Fear

For the past few months I’ve been carefully using the time I have for creative endeavors…not everything can be accomplished at once. The last week of the year will be spent tidying and organizing so that I can be more efficient in 2016. Hopefully some art will be created in tandem. Kelly Rae Robert’s course, Spirit Wings, …

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

  I made this book.  Read that again.  I MADE THIS BOOK!!!! I’ve always wanted to do this.  I did it in my second class with Kelly Kilmer.  I can’t wait to make more books.  Maybe you figured this out already, but I haven’t finished this book. Not by any matter of means. I haven’t had …

Present to Myself

Present to Myself

I’ve been absent from blogging this past month. First there was illness and then the hectic pace at the end of the school year. Truth be told, this led to the need for a massive clean up action before I could get to my desk. Oooops! School’s out and I have given myself a wonderful present. …

Wear Your Joy Course with Kelly Rae Roberts – Fashion Friday

Wear Your Joy Course with Kelly Rae Roberts – Fashion Friday

When I saw the course by Kelly Rae Roberts called Wear Your Joy I just knew I had to take it. It resonated so well with this art journal. She provided a forum for exploring some of the very things I thought I’d put in this journal. So today’s Fashion Friday is dedicated to Kelly. …

Sand instead of Stamping and Printing this Sunday

Sand instead of Stamping and Printing this Sunday

Sundays is the day I’ve been posting my stamping and printing lately. Today I threw it all over and went to the beach. I certainly left my mark there, however.  We made flower and sea drift mandalas on the beach. Inspired by photos I’ve seen of the mandalas others have made, I decided to give …

Double the Fun with Double Exposure Photography

Double the Fun with Double Exposure Photography

The Double Exposure Love course with Vivienne McMaster has been a blast this week. It was just the creative outlet I needed.  When the class started and I realized that I could use my gelli prints as a background I was entranced. Many a combination of photos included some of my artwork. Experimenting with other …