Easy Artful Lettering Tutorial

I love drawing letters.  I especially love to mix my capitals, lowercases, and cursives when constructing words on a page.  I like the wonkiness. The intentional mixing of these letter types is sort of like breaking the rules of elementary school learning.  What student was ever encouraged to do this when learning to write?  Not […]

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Hand Carving Rubber Stamps- A Super Easy Tutorial

I’m back on a hand-carving-rubber-stamps-kick lately, especially images of architectural elements like windows and doors.  I love how quickly you can create an printable image using Soft-Kut printing blocks and a nice, sharp Speeball lino cutter.  It feels like you’re  carving butter, refrigerated butter of course.  And then you have the stamp to use forever! […]

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A Different Kind of Trash Journal Technique

Getting beyond the white of the art journal page can be daunting to say the least.  Without a clear plan, visual journaling can take a quick turn for the worst, or never get off the ground at all.  I try very hard to practice the “no mistakes” approach.  In other words, if I feel that […]

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Acrylic Painting: Button Card Houses

I’ve been dabbling lately in acrylic painting and I must say that I feel like an artistic kindergartner.  In other words, I have A LOT to learn.  I love the process but my end products…Well, let’s just say they lack a few things.  Those old painting masters make it look so easy.    I’ve been […]

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Staycation Journalling Technique

Staycation in the truest sense of the word- meaning staying home and just chillin’ out.  Well, chillin’ while doing art of course.  So, the journalling craze has infected me.  Just as all those marketers on the front lines wanted it to…For so long I thought I wasn’t interested, ignoring those glorious books and magazines on […]

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