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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. 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. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks! I don't think that I have a particular style in which I always... Read more →


One of the new things we did for this upcoming season of Scrapbook Soup, was to create a project for each episode that built on something from earlier in the episode. It's a great idea, but it had me in a bit of a panic as I had to create all thirteen of those projects while on set! Eeek! Here are a few of the projects I came up with: I honestly have never created so quickly in my entire life! It was a challenge and a rush and I'm amazed that I made it through! Creating so quickly I... Read more →


I get a lof of questions from people about being a full-time artist. Yes, it's awesome. No, I don't spend all day painting and playing. Yes, I do still have to do lots and lots of stuff that I don't want to do. No, I can't think of another job I'd rather have. I'm super grateful for this lucky life that allows me to do what I love. But something I have to remember every day is that while I'm an artist, I'm also a business. There's a lot that goes into running a business. Some of it fun, some... Read more →


I'm super excited about my new online class "Getting Started with Resists." Why should you be interested in resists? Well, if you do any sort of layering, resists are key to getting great results. I use resists in virtually every single layered piece of art I create. Resists keep your artwork from looking muddy, create depth, and add design interest. This online class contains *SIX* technique videos -- each sharing a different kind of resist. And it all gets pulled together in a project video where I walk you step-by-step through how I actually create with resists to create a... Read more →


As often happens when I take a break from painting, I find that I come back to the easel with a new perspective. Definitely one of the least colorful paintings I've done in a while and I love it! I love it so much I hung it up right away: It's hard to tell, but it's quite a large canvas: 30"x30" -- and I think the size makes it rather powerful. The text behind her is a quote that really resonates with me: Thanks for stopping by! Read more →


This past week I snuck out of town for three days to complete a secret crafty mission. I can't share all of the details yet, but I think you're going to be as excited as I am! Since I can't talk, how about five photos of what went down.... That black and white photo of me and May makes me laugh out loud every time. She said, "Do a serious face." I think we look rather bad @ss! :) I'll be able to reveal all in a few more months...for now, I'm just a tease. Forgive me? Thanks for stopping... Read more →


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. 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. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks! I took a peek into the Art Journal Every Day flickr pool last... Read more →


I'm a complete and total instagram addict! I love posting photos and seeing photos and reading all the comments! Here are a few recent pics culled from my instagram feed: A peek into my Project Life. My friend Riv sent me these fabulous dishes she made! Each one features a quote from Jane Austen. Gelli prints! More Project Life, featuring my favorite pen for writing on photos: Sakura Microperm. From my art journal. Book page feather! You can find the instructions in the upcoming premier issue of I Heart Paper. Decorated folder. Tags! I've been using a lot of quotes... Read more →


I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is a recording that is available to you whenever you'd like to listen. If you'd like to download it to your iTunes library, click here. You can also pause and rewind or fast forward as you desire. I like to listen to podcasts while I'm making art. It's a little like hanging out with friends while you art. Today we're talking... Read more →