A Collaborative Art Journal Page

Ever feel like you’re creatively stuck, you can’t let loose, or you’re too worried about what your creations look like? Kids are the perfect medicine!

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Wishing you continued inspiration,

P.S. In the beginning of the video, my daughters mention another video we did; you can find that one HERE. :)




Mandala Fun!

Mandalas have been on my mind a lot lately. They’re so much fun to make, and really bring me to a place of quiet contentment. Have you ever made one before? If not, you should give it a try – you may just find yourself with another healthy addiction. ;0)

Take a peek into my latest sketchbook page where I create a flower mandala:

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Letting Go

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I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately. Which, as you probably know yourself, creates those feelings of “I don’t wanna”. Giving in to those feelings time and time again doesn’t make for any progress, but sometimes you just gotta get away from it all.

So on Monday, I dropped my to-do list and whipped out the paints instead.

I had no plan in mind, just a feeling of BLAH, so I used that to guide my hands on the page. And boy… did it feel good!

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton

But that’s not to say I felt less of that overwhelm the following day, but at least I got a break from it. Some enjoyable time away.

And ya know what? I discovered something else in the process too… creating with a toddler makes for a great opportunity to practice letting go of your thought process.

If you’ve seen any of my other art evolution videos, you’d probably notice how I voice my thought process along the way. (It makes for some very difficult editing decisions! lol)

But this time?

Nada.

Ziltch.

There was no thought process at all.

Just me, my little girl, and some paint. And it was heavenly.





Stamp Carving is Quick, Easy and Fun… I’ll prove it!


Do you think stamp carving is difficult or too time intensive? Or perhaps you think you can’t carve your own stamps because you don’t know how to draw? Well, in today’s video I’m here to prove otherwise! Watch as I create three finished projects and seven hand-carved stamps all under two hours… no drawing skills required!


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As you can see, if you use simple shapes, photographs, textures, numbers, or letters, you can create fun easy stamps to enhance your artwork without the need to know how to draw!






Ready to begin this fun, amazing journey of carving your own stamps? Grab your copy of my Stamp Carving 101 interactive pack before I have to pull it from the “shelves” on May 1st.

Also, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a free copy! There’s only three days left to enter (ends April 18, 2013). Oh and no worries, I’ll refund your purchase if you win!








Stamp Carving Evolution


If you’ve been following me on facebook, you know that I’ve been carving stamps like crazy these past couple weeks to get ready for my upcoming e-book and video class “Stamp Carving 101”. I was hoping to have it ready for today (actually, it was supposed to launch weeks ago, but that’s another story), but its going to take at least another few days to have it finished. So for today, I thought I’d share a fun little evolution video of how a drawing transforms into a stamp, then into finished tags. Hope you enjoy it!


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