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Around Here: April 2022

Hey friends!  I'm changing up the format of these monthly "around here" posts.  I hope you enjoy it!

What's happening at home?

You know what they say, self care every day keeps the doctor away!

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Funnily enough, the blackhead masks were my little guy's idea.  He picked up the tube and asked what it was and then wanted to try it.  After he and I had applied our masks, he naturally wanted to share with Daddy too.  So now we all have great looking noses!    

What's on your desk right now?

I don't keep a neat desk, that's for sure.

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Here's the basic list of items of interest:

  • Glue in a Fine Line Bottle: This is one of my favorite new tools. I buy the bottles empty and fill them with my glue of choice.
  • Teflon Mat
  • Box of Deli Paper
  • Reverse Grip Tweezers: Ideal for small pieces of collage paper and other tiny tasks.
  • Paper Stencil: 95% of the stencils I cut are cut from paper.
  • Collage Papers: Many of these are from this month's Book Club.
  • Studio Notebook: Also known as a sketchbook.
  • Baby Wipes
  • Inktense Blocks
  • My Favorite Scissors
  • Paint Swatches
  • Heat Gun
  • Member Livestream Cheat Sheet: Each month before the livestream, I print out all the questions and write myself some notes about the answers to each of the questions.  I often jot down supplies I need for demos and other pertinent information.
  • Baren
  • Catalyst Wedge: I've had this wedge tool in my stash for ages, but I pulled it out a week or two ago and it's now my favorite tool. 
  • Most Used Tools: I keep all of my most used tools on my desk -- some in a tower and others in a shoebox. This way, they're at my fingertips!
  • Dirty Paint Water: I am terrible about cleaning out my paint water.  Sigh.  I almost always have dirty paint water sitting on my desk!

Your most recent Pin on Pinterest?

I saved this floating collage...

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...to my "Abstract" pinboard.  I really like the idea of a collage that floats and has irregular edges -- un-contained by tidy edges.  Don't you?

A recommendation?

As you may have noticed, I haven't been podcasting lately.  But actually, I have been!  I do a twice monthly cheese-related podcast with my friend Jenn Mason.

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It's called "Curdcast" and we eat our way through a subscription box of cheese & pairings.  Jenn brings her cheese knowledge and talks about how the cheese is made and what gives it its particular flavors. I bring ignorance and enthusiasm to the process.  It's a good time.  You can listen here and watch the video version here.

So, that's the scoop on life around here at the moment.  If you're a Monthly Member, the March personal and studio vlogs are up in the classroom. 

What's the difference between a personal vlog and a studio vlog? 

  • Personal vlogs have a lot of daily life stuff (lots of baby) and a bit of random art content.  They're pretty much like the old weekly vlogs you can still see on my YouTube channel. All Members have access to personal vlogs.  
  • Studio vlogs are art focused on a single art project or art-related topic.  Past studio vlogs include: behind-the-scenes of putting together an online class, a studio tour, a peek into my sketchbook, a look at a day in the studio, etc.  Maker Members & Super Learner Members have access to the studio vlogs.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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