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, …

Paint on My Fingers Again!

Paint on My Fingers Again!

See the paint on my fingers? It was great to see it there and even more thrilling to see the design of the stencil printed on my fingers.  It’s been a busy month for so many reasons, not the least of which is preparation and the beginning of a new school year in tandem with …

Love Everywhere

Love Everywhere

This spread was done during our Artist’s Retreat and was inspired by the wonder that is Cindi Huss. Cindi has never ceased to amaze and delight me with her openness to people who have a wide, and I  really mean huge, span of cultural, political, socio-economic, gender, add whatever else I have left out, backgrounds. …

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

Artist’s Retreat – July 2015

First meal of Artist’s Retreat – on the shore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Photograph altered with Brushstroke app.  Artist’s Retreat. Doesn’t that sound romantic? Maybe expensive? Certainly illusive. Well, at least that’s how I felt about it. Every year I’d talk to Cindi Huss, a dear friend who has moved far enough away that we don’t …

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!

Today is the day that my dear friend, Cindi Huss arrives for a few days of making art. We have talked about taking some time together for a long time. Our “Artist Retreat” has taken some unexpected turns and has toned down from the original idea. I trust that it is unfolding just as it …

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 …

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Recent visitors to RMBM know that I have been enjoying exploring art journaling. Friends have heard ad nauseam about how excited I was to take my first ever class with Kelly Kilmer at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts. Well, lovelies, I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful day of creating, learning, laughing and stretching …

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. …

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Mother’s Day Gelli Prints – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and to the fathers out there who have to fill in a mother’s shoes.  I wanted to send you flowers so here are a couple of gelli printed flowers. I don’t know whether I will leave them as is or whether I will choose to fill them in.  …