Express Yourself, revisited

Hi ho, friends. I haven’t posted for a while because I am recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Recovery is going well, but it’s pretty boring.  I decided to spend my enforced rest period on revisiting some of the classes I have access to. I have an art journal and limited art supplies on hand: black […]

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Krampus

Hi ho lovelies. Today’s post is a look back at my first art show. It was 2 years ago this month. My friend Marva invited me to join her in a Krampus-themed show at the Cafe Bedlam. Marva creates terrific hand-drawn and hand-carved Krampus art.  She also created a Krampus costume. A few months earlier, Marva […]

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Art Doll 

Hi ho friends. After enjoying the art doll mini class with Tam, I went in search of a new class for sculpting the entire figure and found Art Dolls with Adele Po.  This figure has been a work in progress for at least a month. Air dry clays take 24 hours to dry, so there […]

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Mermaid, after Chagall

Hi ho lovelies, In my quest to settle into regular posts, I am starting a new feature: Art In Depth.  I’ll get into the details of selected pieces of art. But first, a little trip in the Way Back Machine. All the way back to the mid-1980s, when I was in college, where I minored […]

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Creative Planner Review

Hi ho my lovlies! As promised, today’s post is a review of Christy Tomlinson and Cori Streiker’s on-line workshop: The Creative Planner. It’s billed as a 2 week class, but you could stretch this class out several weeks. I binge watched it. It’s packed with everything you could want to know about the planners that […]

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Ever After WIP

Hi ho lovlies. I had mixed feelings to take Tamara Laporte’s latest live class: Ever After Module 2. I’ve never been particularly interested in fairy tales, at least the Disney version – where women are weak and need rescuing by a man. But I couldn’t resist between the teachers and the deep dive into style development. […]

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Weeks 31-34

Hi ho, my lovelies. I thought by grouping my LIfe Book posts, I’d discipline myself to post more frequently and cover more artistic ground.  Not so much. Ah well, try, try again, right? Today’s post is Life Book 2015 Weeks 31-34. Week 31 Hamsa Protection with Rachel Rice Week 32 You are Wise with Tam […]

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2015 Journal Flip

After spending the best part of a couple weekends assembling my Life Book last year, I bought a 9″x12″ Leuchterm 1917 journal for 2015 art class lessons. It’s good for just about all of the mixed media goodness my classes throw at it. Except water-based supplies as the first layer. Lately, my first layer is either […]

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