Monday, November 29, 2021

Cluster of Foliage

 A painting of sorts... 
It is kinda where my mind went!
Wasn't really focused on the subject, just wanted to push through. 
I do believe we all have those days. 

Part of my "paint book" pages.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Setting The Table for Thanksgiving

Turn ordinary into extraordinary! 
Turkey Napkin Holder Craft 

   These were super easy, super fun to make. 

Kiddos had a great time crafting these. 

Who would have thought… 
Such simple supplies could create 
such an extraordinary craft. 
Such a wonderful way for the kiddos to get involved
with decorating the table for this special occasion,
don’t you think? 

Paper towel roll (3” cut)
Construction Paper (3” brown)
Turkey template 
Crayons or Oil Pastels

Monday, November 22, 2021

Paper Weaving

Setting the table for Thanksgiving. 
An oldie but goodie kid’s craft, hands down! 
Kiddos had a wonderful time weaving 
these paper plate-mats.
As we approach a special time of the year… 
gathering family and friends to enjoy a harvest of food,
we are reminded it is the simple things in life 
that make it memorable. 
Construction paper (colors)
Oil pastels
note: once completed, running this project through an illuminator would be beneficial. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

My Paint Book

It is like no other... 

Well, at least that is how I feel about mine.

Reason being; I have worked (processed) art play in the form of "art journaling". 

Which I strongly believe this term "art journaling" has evolved over time with artists. Now these pages are becoming works of art, as a result, 

leaving out the bad and the ugly... only revealing the "good". 

The whole concept of "working through", playing with mediums, making MANY mistakes is disregarded. 

Process art is eliminated! 

It has become "THE PRODUCT"  or perhaps an illusion of "THE PRETTY PAGE". 


No worries, this is me, just rambling on with my thoughts... 

I am not imposing my beliefs on anyone.

I am guilty of this as well. 

Trust me, I love a "pretty" page too! 

As a result, I decided to make up my on rules, sorta speak.

Work strictly with a subject I dislike the most - still life. 

Paper - Purchased an acrylic pad with in/out pages.

Use only one medium - acrylics 

Below, are some of those pages... small clips (a tease!).

I wish to share with you all. 

I have defiantly learned some new things about me, as an artist. As a creator. 
Not all of the artwork, did I stick to the rules I placed on myself. There is a reason why... 
Art is a process and I processed a lot along the way. 
I am super excited to share with you all the art, go over the process, and talk over all 
I encountered while working through these painted pages.
Explain my "WHY" I call this collection of work my paint book. 
Just a few more blank papers I need to paint. 
Wish me the best, I will reveal this as a completed project VERY soon! 

Till then... you too, enjoy the "process" of art. 


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

How To Tell An Altered Book Story 101

 Let Us Begin...

Make no jugement. Do not get too attached. 
Decided if the book is possible to alter.
    Perhaps read a few pages... get to know the story. 
Peel the signatures from the spine... 
Remember you will give this book a whole new meaning. 
Don't drowned yourself in too much thought... 
Remind yourself, you are not preparing this for the Queen. 
Process your creative play without leaking any self doubt!
Lead with the heart.
Have fun and don't let anything slow you down.
Take a DEEP breath or maybe two!! 
Don't EVER be fooled by what you see... 
Grab yourself a cup of tea. The end is almost near.. 

Hope you enjoyed the story!
This inspires you to alter an old book.
To work through the process... 
create new life to an abandoned, unloved book. 

(for this altered-book mixed-media project)
1- used book
card-stock paper
tags (shipping tags)
painted papers - my personal studio collection 
collage elements - personal collection 
paper stencils - my personal hand-crafted stencils
rubber stamps (Roben-Marie collection) 
washi tape (unknown)
matte medium (adhesive) 
acrylic paints (Liquitex Basics)
oil pastels (Portfolio Series) 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Studio Time

 Collecting thoughts... 

Working through torn pages, painted papers, visiting old collage bits 
- all coming together to celebrate a unity; altering an old book. 
Left behind, read countless times, favored by some, and now found 
at my local library for 10 cents.
This story had just begun!


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Feeling Organic Today

 It is playtime... 

there are those days! This is one of them. 
Give yourself permission. 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Paper Art Dolls

Altered tags 

Oh, the story...
 our collage elements do tell. 
So magical! 

Here is a collage sheet to download.
A quick & easy tutorial to follow. 

Altered Paper Dolls  

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Day of the Dead

 Día de los Muertos - celebrates life!

November 1st  and 2nd

Family and friends come together to honor their lost love ones.

(mixed media skeleton paper doll)   

In honor of my Father, 
I celebrate by offering 
this free skeleton clipart. 


Be creative. Make art. Draw a colorful life.