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Tissue! {Gesundheit!}

October ThemeTranslucent PapersWeek 41: October 10Art Challenge: Tissue PaperJournal Prompt:  The Disappearing Trick I could think of a million ways to use tissue paper in my artwork, but I always go back to my favorite method – and that is to print directly onto tissue for a sheer print.  For a “how to” go to my blog post HERE. I …

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“Facing” My Younger Self

August ThemeFaces, the Human Form & CharactersWeek 34 – August 22Art Challenge: Layered (Using Multiple Mediums)Journal Prompt:  Speak to your younger self- what advice would you offer? The photograph below is my favorite picture of me. Ever. I remember everything about it . . . I was living in San Diego, California. It was the summer before 7th grade. I …

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The Juggler

August ThemeFaces, the Human Form & CharactersWeek 33 – August 15Art Challenge: PaintedJournal Prompt:  How do I face my biggest challenge? Welcome to Week 33! Since this week is about PAINT  – it was a no-brainer for me.  Fluorescents all the way.  I grabbed a piece of underpaper, which is the newsprint I put on top of my studio table to …

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Let Your Freak Flag Fly!

August ThemeFaces, the Human Form & CharactersWeek 32 – August 8Art Challenge: CharactersJournal Prompt:  “If you’re going to be weird, be confident about it!” Author Unknown I know I’m a little weird.  I embrace it.  There was a time when I tried really hard to hide it, but that was a futile battle. So this week, I feel like I …

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Can You Feel It?

May ThemeTouchy Feely (Texture)May 30 – Week 22Art Challenge:  Textured PaperJournal Prompt:  I’m So Not Feeling It! I guess I could say that I wasn’t “feeling” this challenge for the week.  It took me a long time to get into it.  I have stacks and stacks of textured and handmade papers but I just wasn’t inspired by them. {That’s probably …

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Before The Ink Is Dry

April ThemeColor Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)April 25 – Week 17Art Challenge:  InksJournal Prompt:  Before the ink is dry This week we play with inks!  I chose to use spray inks for my challenge, in particular Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions inks by Ranger.  I love that they are water based so they continually blend and change when reconstituted.  The pigment is …

Guest Artist Announcement

We have been working behind the scenes with the biggest smiles on our faces. Imagine closing your eyes and thinking of your most favorite artists who have inspired you in many ways. Make a list. Now imagine emailing them and asking them to be a part of this amazing project. And then… Imagine them saying YES. A gasp, a cheer …

Week 3 – The Original Documented Life Project™

January ThemeThe Blank Page and How to Face It!January 10Art Challenge: The Color WheelJournal Prompt: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . ” – Georgia O-Keefe   It’s time to get a little color on those blank pages now!  This year, I decided I was going to …

Let Loose

Week 53:  Draw or collage something that begins with the first letter of your first name I can’t believe an entire year has flown by!  So many challenges • so much inspiration • so many new friends!  For our last challenge of the year, we get to do one of my favorite things . . . collage!  I gathered up …

Know When to Fold

Week 49 Challenge:  Trace a Hand You know me . . . never wanting to take myself too seriously . . . so for this week’s challenge, I drew my version of a hand . . . An almost Royal Flush . . . with a little “Joker” thrown in!  Hope you have a marvelous week! For more information on …