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July 2011 posts

I get asked a lot of questions about crafty blogging. I don't feel like much of an expert, but I thought I'd pass on a few tips that have been helpful to me. I hope they'll be helpful to you! 1. You've got to love blogging. If you don't enjoy blogging -- writing, editing photos, answering e-mails, coming up with ideas -- then it's just going to be a chore and it's not worth it. Honestly, blogging is not for everyone, and that's okay. There are many very well known artists who don't have blogs! Personally, I look forward to... Read more →


I'm at my Mom's house armed with my art journal and my new stencils. I've been busy, working up some samples for CHA. But because I literally came with only my art journal and my stencils I've been having to use whatever paint supplies are around. It's always interesting to work with different supplies. No cosmetic sponges around, so I've been using a cut up kitchen sponge. It gives a softer, less crisp look to all of my stenciling. And the paints I'm using are Folk Art paints from Plaid. I'm a little afraid to guess how long they've been... Read more →


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, all the posts can be found here. Please read this post first. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. Just play! You can join the linky list for July right here. As I mentioned in my last four Art Journal Every Day posts (here, here, here, and here), I conducted an art journaling experiment for June. I drew a grid of thirty boxes and every day this month I... Read more →


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, all the posts can be found here. Please read this post first. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. Just play! If you'd like to commit to trying to art journal every day in July, leave a link below. Sign-up with a thumbnail of your work or your face and a link to your blog, facebook page, online gallery, or flickr account. If you don't have an online presence... Read more →