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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 really love my art journal. Have I mentioned that lately? I think... Read more →


As part of the Jacob Lawrence exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (M0MA), a special guided walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's Harlem was arranged. When I got the e-mail, I immediately signed up. The day began at the Studio Museum in Harlem. It's one of those museums that I've been meaning to go to forever, but never seem to actually make it to. Two of the curators took us around and I was very impressed by their mission. Essentially, the "studio" in their name is a real and vital cornerstone of what they do. Each year three emerging (and... Read more →


As you know I love my Sakura of America pens! Today I've got a pen giveaway for you to celebrate the launch of their brand new website. Here is the prize pack: Minus the plant, I assume. ;) I put together a quick hand lettered guide for the contest, which I will be posting on instagram later today. Why am I posting it to instagram as well as this blog? Because you have TWO chances to win! Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what your favorite Sakura product is and/or on the instagram post to win the pens... Read more →


I recently painted up a new abstract 28" x 28" canvas filled with texture and drenched in color! I'm quite happy with how it turned out. It's a real breakthrough for me in my pursuit of abstract art. As you know, I've been struggling with finding "my style" in abstracts. This feels like the closest I've come yet. It's not 100% perfect, but that's fabulous. Because it means that I have to keep painting and keep experimenting and keep trying! Thanks for stopping by! -- P.S. Thanks so much for all of your votes! I won the Gudrun Sjoden "Most... Read more →


I'm back with a new round of ScanNCut technique videos. I hope they answer your questions. And remember, you can find all of my ScanNCut videos here. First up, let's explore the editing interface. In the video I push all the buttons and give you a guided tour of what every icon means. In this next video I share how to change the settings on your ScanNCut so that you can cut super big with the 12x24" mat! Here is the cut from the video, with my hand for scale: Remember, you can cut even bigger than this! I didn't... Read more →