Kathryn Costa is Teaching in Brunswick, Maine!

Exciting news in the world of mixed media art and craft: The amazing Kathryn Costa, author of The Mandala Guidebook, a beautiful and recent North Light art book publication, is teaching two workshops at my humble studio, The Painted Dog, in downtown Brunswick, Maine!!!  She will be here Friday evening, November 17th, from 6:00-8:00pm, and […]

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Dollhouse Daydreaming: How to Create An Art Dollhouse PART ONE

Recently, for the past few months, I had been brewing over the idea of slowly creating an art dollhouse.   An art dollhouse is a dollhouse that you do art to.  (There’s quite a wide spectrum here as you can imagine).  How to get a hold of a dollhouse was step one… What to do to […]

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What To Do With A Finished Art Journal That You Simply Cannot Stand: A Texture PLUS PanPastel Tutorial

I had this mess of an art journal a while back.  It was one of my earlier art journals where I was still unsure of my process.  I had made the book myself and I liked that part about it; the structure, the size, the heavy paper weight, etc.  The cover was made from a […]

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An UNCERTAIN Mixed Media Art Journal Tutorial Using Watercolor, Ink, and Gouache

During these uncertain times, post-apocalyptic-2016-election, I thought it would be a good idea to art journal a little bit about uncertainty.  Art journaling for me is generally an uncertain process anyway, but I thought I could delve a bit deeper into the idea.  Uncertainty definitely has a ring of fear to it.  I found this […]

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Adding SERIOUS texture to your Art Journals: A Composimold Tutorial

I’m thoroughly hooked on this awesome Composimold product and have been pouring it all over things around my house.  But before I start in on this easy and very cool tutorial, I need to share a bit of back story… You see, I while ago I bought this amazing black rubber bag.  That’s right, all rubber. […]

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