Making my own stencils with my new Portrait

I love stencils. There are so many beautiful ones out there and I have bought my share of them. But lately I’ve been wanting to use stencils that I created. A while back I cut two out with my soldering tool. That was fun, but I wanted more intricate stencils like this one I just…

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Intuitive Art Class

Ronda and Teresa’s Intuitive Art Class at East Branch Library is over. We finished up the four-session class last Monday. As I mentioned in this post I was feeling way out of my comfort zone. First if all I’ve never painted on a LARGE canvas (24 x 36) or really have painted on much canvas…

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Getting ready for my first exhibit

I am so excited! I will be showing some of my pieces –¬† mostly ice dyed fabric – at one of our local libraries this month. I’ve been busy getting stuff ready. Here are a couple of the pieces I dyed awhile back – two of my favorite pieces. I wish I would have mounted…

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Hanging the marbled fabric

Well, it finally happened! Three of my marbled pieces are now hanging in our living room. This is a huge event for me since I really have trouble making things with my art. I have all of this lovely fabric that ends up in my fabric cabinet. Why? Because I feel like the pieces are…

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Soy Wax Play Time

Last Saturday I spent the day at Making Ends Meet in Shelbyville, Kentucky where Darci McKinnon taught us about soy wax batik. I took a picture of my friend Marilyn’s skillet because of her cool tools. The large spiral one I used on several of my pieces.   Leslie is the owner of Making Ends…

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February Monthly Art Journal Spread

I’m continuing on with the monthly journal spreads. Here is my completed February. Now this month’s spread. You will notice no shamrocks or leprechauns! I’m still feeling the daily blocks are too small, but I’ve decided to continue on with this practice. I do like that it makes me record at least something each day.

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My February Monthly Art Journal Spread

I know it’s not February, but I wanted to get this monthly art journal spread finished early so I can keep up with this practice. This is my January spread that I’m working in now. Here is February’s spread: My lettering of February is pretty wonky. Not sure why I didn’t start my lettering earlier…

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Starting A 2013 Monthly Art Journal

Years ago, I taught an online class called Monthly Write where on a certain date each month we would respond to four writing prompts and also include art and pictures. It was a fun class and I treasure that journal. I’ve really had trouble getting back into the habit of keeping any type of journal…

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