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The Corona Chronicles

Art in the time of Corona . . . These are unprecedented times. As I sit writing this article, I am on Day 42 of “social distancing,” a new, and likely never to be forgotten phrase that defines the state of our world right now. We are in the midst of a global pandemic. It almost sounds like the beginning …

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25 Days of Holiday Art Complete!

I really enjoyed creating during the holiday season! It was fun to share art with everyone amidst the busy hustle bustle this time of year. I just wanted to share my completed book with you – I think I will put it out every year for my family to flip through. Who knows, maybe this will become an annual event!

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25 Days of Holiday Art!

Who’s up for a Fun Holiday Art Challenge? Give the artist in you a gift of just a few minutes a day to nurture your creative self! Join me in creating and sharing one piece of holiday-themed art every day starting December 1st! No rules – create what speaks to you using the prompt list as just a suggestion. Share …

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Tiny Sketches

Reminiscing over Italy and enjoying a new tiny sketchbook from Sugarboo & Co. Love the size and rough rag paper. Perfect for when you just have a “small” amount of time! What are you working on these days?

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The Cotswolds, UK

We left North Cadbury just after breakfast and drove slowly through the Cotswolds admiring each little town and narrow road. Our goal that day was to find a local Pub to have our lunch! We heard that on Sundays, the neighborhood pubs serve up a “carvery” or “proper Sunday roast” for their local clientele. We passed pub after pub, town …

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My Interview on Sketchbook Revival is Live Today

Happy Saturday!  Today I am being interviewed and am doing a free painting lesson and demonstration with Sketchbook Revival!  Hop on over to their site to see how I sketched and painted this special little place!  You can watch my interview HERE Sign up for my newsletter here on my website, and you will get a free download with instructions …

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Making Sketching an Everyday Practice

More and more I find my sketchbook a constant companion.  At the very least, I keep a small sketchbook and pencil or pen in my bag and every free moment I pull it out.  Instead of mindlessly scrolling through FaceBook, I open my book and draw.  Even if I am not inspired by my surroundings, I still make notes and …

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Sketchbook Revival

How are you doing with your creative practice these days? Is it consistent and strong? Sporadic and spotty? Or stuck and not happening? Well, no matter where you are at in the creative process, now is the perfect time to give yourself a creative tune up and inject some fresh inspiration into your practice. I am so pleased to have …

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Plan.Journal.Play Workshop!

If you are familiar with The Documented Life Project™ you may remember the original Moleskine Planner that we used for scheduling, creating, note taking, lists and mark making!  I still use this method today and make a new planner each year to document my life in a creative way! Every week I get requests to make this same book for …

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Sheer Genius

October ThemeTranslucent PapersWeek 42 – October 17Art Challenge: VellumJournal Prompt:  Sheer Genius For this week’s challenge, I used Parchment instead of Vellum as it is a little bit heavier.  I knew I wanted to do some embossing and the parchment holds up a little better. I wanted this page to be clean and simple so I painted my page a …