Grateful “Sasha” Painting

Big Head Gratitude

Another Thursday spent painting.  So much fun.  I dream of painting every night.  When I awake, it’s the thing I want to do.  When work is done, I paint.

This is one of the paintings that time produced.  I’ve been thinking about her for sometime. I’ve been sketching and playing and she finally made an appearance and I am so happy she did!  Everyone meet, Sasha!  She is cute, fun, confident and she spreads love and kindness wherever she goes.  I think you will be seeing more of Sasha and her life adventures.

As many of you might recall, I was not loving sketching faces and painting eyes, open, was a challenge.  I have totally gotten over that.  Now, as I always say, I simply, “embrace my art.” This is what it is!

Follow your heart.  Do what you love.  Sasha does…just wait and see.

Happy Friday!  Let’s paint.


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Enjoy Today Mixed Media Painting

Enjoy Today

Last night was another artsy, wonderful time.  If you missed the Art Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity! I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making art and trying something new.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the beautiful, mixed media painting we created!

Supplies used:   Gesso, Decoarts acrylics, markers, stamps.

About this page:   This week we did something different, instead of art journaling we made a mixed media painting, again.  Love how it turned out.  The light colors, the circles, the buterfly just say, “happy,” “enjoy,” every day!

Ideas to note:  

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Embrace your art,

Club Scrap Cinema Blog Hop

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Welcome!  I am very excited to participate in this month’s Club Scrap blog hop. If you arrived from Dishing with Janet then you are in the right spot.  If not, you might want to go to Club Scrap Creates and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the crafty goodness being shared today! Well, let’s go!  Leave a comment below and then be sure to sign up for a FREE spot in my Art Journal 101 Workshop! 

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For this blog hop I decided to make an art journal page.  I love that Club Scrap Kits are so versatile you can use them for scrapbooking, altered art, cardmaking and/or art journaling and mixed media.  And if you are like me you do a bit of it all.
My art journals hold my emotions, thoughts and memories.  The Club Scrap Cinema Kit lends itself well to documenting your favorite movies.    It was perfect to share my love for certain movies and certain genres…such as…as documented on my page  The Color Purple, Shawshank Redemption, As Good as it Gets, anything with Leonardo DiCaprio, documentaries, horror, action and black cinema.  Oh…and how did I forget….Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy, Tombstone and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  I’ll just have to add them this morning.
Here are the steps I took to create my wonderful art journal page.
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First, I gesso’d my page and added various paint colors that I felt coordinated well with the Cinema papers.
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Next, I cut 3, 2 inch squares from 3 of the papers. Adhered to create a collage. I then added gesso with a spritz of water and used my brayer to spread around the page.
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Next, I used my Faber Castell Pastel Pencil to outline the squares and smudge for a shaded effect.
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Added and embossed several cinema stamp images.
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Lastly, I added the journaling/listing of my favorites, using my own handwriting for a great personal touch.
Remember the fun doesn’t have to stop here.
  • Remember to sign up for the FREE Express Yourself Art Journal Workshop .
  • And If you are looking for great layout ideas that you can complete quickly and beautifully, then you want to show up here Friday and every Friday for From Desk to Done.
  • I also encourage you to Embrace your art daily!  Grab our button and join in being creative in our weekly challenges.    Stop back on Monday, to see what other beautiful Mixed Media, I have created and leave a link to yours!
Thanks so much for visiting.  Next, stop along the hop is Carpe-Memoria.  GO! Happy Crafting.
Embrace your art and free your soul,

Alphabet Inspiration

Time for the another Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!
If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The inspiration colors and quote from above .  Or choose your own colors and supplies!

New to art journaling or want to learn more SIGN UP FOR MY FREE ART JOURNALING WORKSHOP HERE.  Art Party Suggested Supply List:

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Watercolors
  • Acrylic paints
  • Mists
  • Stamps (using letter stamps tonight and perhaps a few shapes…butterflies???)
  • Templates
  • Markers
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.

I hope to see you there. See ya tonight!


Tuesday Tip: Practice

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Yep.  It’s just that simple…practice.  Practice your art.  Practice your drawing.  Practice whatever you are hoping to improve in your art.  Practicing helps you to improve and it also helps you to develop your style.

I can remember back in February hating to practice drawing.  It felt very stressful.  I felt like it needed to be perfect.  Now, I am so over that.  I can quickly sketch faces and realize that I am indeed developing a style of face that is my own.  I also now know that I am not a fan of pencil drawing…I’d much rather sketch a face or object to paint on top of an already painted background.

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Today, I share some of my practice faces.  Quickly sketched, I did not spend much time on any of them.  Just wanting to practice my eyes more.  I even have a page filled with only eyes.  Next, I will work on more ways of drawing hair or being comfortable with it.

Slowly but surely I am developing what is my norm…my style.

What about you, what are you practicing?

Happy Tuesday,


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