Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part Two – Holiday Stencils Three Ways

If you have been following me for long you will already know that I am not prone to following the rules. At first, I thought traditionally about using Gwen’s Christmas Collection stencils and you can see that I started off by printing out a copy for each of my party guests. (I’d like to mention that …

Have Journal Will Travel

Have Journal Will Travel

It seems that the majority of my arting has been done on the go. While I continue to try to get my art desk under control, I haven’t spent much time at it. So I’m getting pretty good at creating wherever I am and in mini-bursts. More often than not, time at my art desk …

Art on the Run

Art on the Run

On the run.  All the time.  Art comes along for the ride now.  Little books made in coffee shops,  in the car and  waiting for something I had to wait for.  No longer remembered, but taking time. Bits ready for paint, or glue or stamping can go with me  and turn this waiting into playing.  …

Background Knowledge

Background Knowledge

I recently came to the conclusion that I need to add more layers to my work…that I just don’t push forward as far as I really want to go. I wrote a blog post about it. Well, this week I started trying Morning Pages again. It is an exercise that comes from The Artist’s Way by …

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 …

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

The Mad to Glad Tea Party

Welcome to the  Mad to Glad Tea Party 2016 These days there is so much to be mad about, sad about, absolutely devastated about. Wherever I look I see people questioning why… wondering how we got to this place…. wondering if the things they do matter… if they matter…. and they do. They do matter.  You matter.  …

17/100

17/100

I am always over enthusiastic about how much I can fit into my life. So when I saw The 100 Project and noticed many interesting people signing on to the party on Instagram I jumped in. I’m not keeping up with the pack, that’s for sure. But I made more art than I would have …

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 …