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ICAD 2014, here I come!

Two weeks worth of ICAD’s.  I’m barely keeping up and keeping it simple at that.  Last summer I only made it to 23 out of 61 but I’m determined to spend a little time each day with a bit of … Continue reading

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The good, the bad but mostly the fun stuff!

For the last 10 plus days I have been taking Carla Sonheim’s 21-day DRAW ! class.  What a great time I’ve been having.  Every day brings a new drawing assignment demonstrated in a 9-10 minute video by the ever encouraging … Continue reading

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Inspiration when you least expect it!

Last weekend we did some volunteer work at our local metropark.  It was a small Spring carnival mainly for little kids–a clown, crafts, junk food and game booths with all those kitsy little prizes.  I was assigned the ladybug bean … Continue reading

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Intention Invention!

So it’s still close enough to January 1st for New Year’s resolutions intentions, isn’t it?  I prefer  the idea of making intentions, it sounds much more positive than resolutions which have a kind of downer quality.  Maybe that comes from … Continue reading

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First Five-a-Week Collages

Fun, fun, fun!  These first five went together so quickly.  In part because I set no rules, themes or judgements.  It went like this–simply pulled out an old magazine or a  pile of papers and a box of “collage elements” … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaacccccck…….

Sometimes life just gets in the way.  It was late in June and I had the summer ahead of me.  All sorts of creative plans were running through my mind.  I was starting the index card a day challenge, postcard … Continue reading

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Seeking Clarity

One of my favorites from my Swatches class with Kelly Kilmer.  Sometimes a page just comes together so easily (other times its like pulling teeth to get the right images).  The prompt for this page was, “How are you feeling … Continue reading

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Oh, the roads I’ve traveled!

Tried this little experiment I read about in an art teacher’s magazine at the library.  (Just browsing while I was waiting for my husband to finish up some research).  I glued a map page in my journal (8×10) and covered … Continue reading

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Pages O’ Faces

About a month ago I divided a two page spread in my art journal into 18 spaces and over the next several weeks drew 1 or 2 stylized faces a day.  Sometimes the faces came from some inspiration but mostly … Continue reading

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Head vs. Heart

Recently I’ve signed up for a lot of online projects:  postcard swap, Strathmore painting class, drawing faces class, meditation with Deepak Chopra.  They are all work at your own speed except for iHanna’s postcard swap.  (scroll down to the badge … Continue reading

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