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Week Two of #Printinktober Faves

More #PrintInktober favorites to share! Some are prints from hand carved stamps, some are prints from foam stamps, some are prints from commercial rubber stamps -- there's a lot of variety. I love it! Enjoy: There are sooooo many gorgeous prints that I wanted to share. Too many. Do yourself a favor and check out some of the images online. I am blown away by everyone's creativity and talent. Amazing! Thanks for stopping by! Read more →


I'm late to the party. The MISTI or "Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented" has been around for several years. I've often looked at it, but never necessarily felt it was "for me." Nevertheless, I had the opportunity to try it out in January at Creativation and I surprised myself by really liking it. And the folks at MISTI surprised me by gifting me with a MISTI to take home. #Printinktober was apparently the push I needed to take it out of the box and start to play. And now that it's out, I really don't want to put it away... 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. 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, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here. As you know, I love to use stamps in my art journal! But,... Read more →


#PrintInktober: Days 1-7

As promised, here is what I did for the first seven days of #PrintInktober: These are all videos embedded from instagram. If you click on them you can see still photos too. If you are reading this on e-mail, you probably have to click through to read this post on my blog if you want to see the videos. Let me begin by saying that I'm trying to chase down the answer to a question I have. The question is: What makes a "finished print" as opposed to some stamps on a piece of paper? I don't know if that's... Read more →


#PrintInktober: Favorites from Days 1-7

Well, #PrintInktober is well underway and the prints people are producing are AMAZING and creative and inspiring! I will share what I've been doing tomorrow, but today I wanted to share some of the amazing work from other people. Take a peek: As you can see, all stamps are welcome -- hand carved, rubber, silicone, foam, even found objects like bubble wrap! Whatever your style and whatever your skill level, you are welcome to the party! AND, it's not too late to join in. You are most welcome to contribute to #PrintInktober just once or twice! C'mon! Get those stamps... Read more →


Today's podcast is about team teaching and features a conversation with Nathalie Kalbach: 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. Please subscribe to... Read more →


I looooove watching cookie and cake decorating videos, but over the years I've only made fancy cookies twice: Christmas Cookies & Fall Leaf Cookies. I decided that all that video watching had to come to fruition and so I made Halloween Cookies: I bought an inexpensive set of Halloween cookie cutters and decided to cut a few of several different shapes -- in hindsight this made things super complicated. But, at the time, I thought variety was a great idea! While my cookies were baking (I used this Martha Stewart recipe), I decided to plot out my icing plan. That's... 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. 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, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here. Today I'm sharing four of my art journal pages from April & May... Read more →


I taught a weekend of classes at The Ink Pad in NYC and they were wonderful! I'm always delighted to be back in NYC and back at The Ink Pad. They've been in business for TWENTY years! It's amazing. Let's all agree that it's vitally important to shop locally so that we can keep all of these wonderful independent art and craft suppliers going! I'm very guilty of ordering from Blick or Amazon because it's easier than schlepping to the store, but I want to be better about it. We need these lovely independent retailers who offer sage advice and... Read more →


Just a quick note that due to events beyond my control, my entire online classroom has disappeared. I am doing my best to fix the problem, and I apologize for any inconvenience. ----- Have you ever heard of Magic The Gathering? It's a card game and the cards that you play the game with are collectibles. In fact, one Magic Card, called a "Black Lotus," recently sold for $87,000!!! Steve loves Magic The Gathering and collects lots and lots and lots (and lots) of Magic Cards. Recently, he asked me if I could help him alter a card to create... Read more →