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#100dayproject Day 72 & #icad2020 16/61

#100dayproject — Day 72

I played with alcohol inks for both projects today. No plan, just plopping color down, wiping away what I didn’t like, adding more. First I worked on earring blanks I prepped with gesso. They turned out …

#100dayproject — Day 54

Day 54

I made another painted paper for collaging. ICAD (Index Card a Day) begins next week, and I want to have something to kick off the creativity, so…collage! I love an art challenge because it keeps my feet to …

Our Etsy Shop’s Open Again!

I emptied the store last month and took all of my stock to a readers’ conference I attended in San Antonio. I gave away the store! So now, happily, I get to make stuff to fill it back up. Here’s …

Small Canvases: Dominoes are a Gateway Art

Some folks might think my love of domino pendants is kind of strange. They’re dominoes. Game pieces. But I like to think of them as very small canvases.

I began making decoupage pieces–before I gained confidence to work with ink …

A little bit here and there…

Kelly and I both have busy lives. We’ve thought about making jewelry, for fun and for profit, for a long time. We kept waiting for the right time… When things slowed down… When the kids were a little older… Finally, …

New Ventures

Nothing’s more exciting than starting something fresh and new. But how many of us actually follow through?

I start diets every few months. And maybe I last past lunchtime. Sometimes, I manage to last a month. Inevitably, some scrumptious meal …