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Practice, Practice

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Despite the fact I’ve shown LITTLE aptitude with painting, and have no affinity for acrylic paint, I keep trying. I found a picture on Pinterest and thought, How hard could it be? 

Grrr… How hard could it be to produce …

Two New Journal Pages…

It’s been a while since I posted here. Lots happening. Mostly family issues (translations: major illnesses/injuries). And work. Always work.

I have found time to be creative. Not as much as I’d prefer, but I still try. One of this …

More Art Journal Fun

I’ve been writing, writing, writing, without much time to do anything else creative, but yesterday, I had a great excuse. I babysat sick kids. So, I filled a bag with gelato sticks, microns, a few acrylic paint tubes, gesso, map …

Lessons Learned in Texture

My daughter called me yesterday and said, “I wish you didn’t have to work. I feel like having an art day…” My daughter never feels like like devoting a day to art. Ever. So, you know what I had to …

The Stubborn Heart

I have another art journal entry. And depending on your preferences, it’s either a mess or a messy piece of art. I love color—so for me, I love it. The 7-year-old couldn’t stop hovering over me while I…ahem…painted, …

Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere…

They say practice makes perfect. So I’m obviously a slow learner…

Here’s another journal entry. Too many bubbles, a muddy background. Every time I sit down to play, I learn what not to do. 🙂

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It’s not as easy as it looks…

I guess I love the idea of mixed media—mixing paint, decoupage, stamping, etc.—to come up with a piece of art. It looks easy. You slap on some paint. If you don’t like what you have, you slap something else on. …