Making mandala stencils

This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile – mandala stencils. I’ve spent quite a bit of time being frustrated – trying to figure out how they are made. There are a lot of beautiful stencils out there, but I wanted my design. Also, making it myself, I can make it as large…

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Review: Uni-Posca Markers

I’m on the quest to find my favorite ink/markers for painting on rocks. Today I’m reviewing Uni-Posca Markers. I am using the extra-fine point set of 12 markers. I’ve been using inks to draw and paint the designs on rocks, but thought it would be fun to see if I would like to use markers.…

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Drawing on Rocks

My word for this year is expand – expand as in being open to other art and other substrates besides fabric. You know how I love to draw mandalas. I also love rocks and petroglyphs. I’ve been wanting to put those two loves together. After some research I decided to draw on my rocks with…

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Finding my word – Expand

I’ve been looking for my word for this new year and it finally came to me – expand. Hopefully this isn’t me physically expanding! No, it’s about my life and especially my art. Last year I really felt I need to focus on fabric, although drawing my mandalas did venture away from that. But as…

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October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and mulching. Right now I have 25 bags of mulch in the bed of the truck…

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Hitting The Wall

Do you have those days when you just have trouble creating? That’s how it’s been for me this week. It seems like I keep hitting the wall. You know that wall, that one that keeps your idea in your head from getting out onto your work table or when the idea comes out you really…

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Springtime at Happy Acres

I love Spring. I don’t know about you, but for me this time of the year just makes me so happy. Along with the happiness brings lots of things to do including gardening.  However, yesterday I worked on one of my favorite places for this time of the year – our screened porch. We enjoyed…

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How To: Watercolor and Free Motion Mandalas

I’ve been playing a bit more with mandalas, but this time on fabric. To begin this process I was inspired by the Painted Hearts article by Joanne Sharp  in Cloth Paper Scissors. I thought I’d try the hearts and make Dave a card for Valentine’s Day.  Joanne used watercolors on the fabric which I had…

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