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The Shop’s Reopened!

My Etsy shop’s been closed forever. There was never a “good time” to open it back up. I’d say, “I need more stock,” or “I don’t have time to do everything—the photos, the measurements, the promo—perfectly,” so I never got …

Still creating…

When I started writing stories, I had my mind set on becoming a selling author. Mission accomplished.

However, along the way, the thing I loved about writing, the creative dreaming, was lost. Writing is now my job. Which was why …

Quick Pages

I hadn’t touched a brush in a few weeks. After my office was moved out of my art room and back into its own space, the disorder left behind in my art room left me paralyzed. The table I use …

Art Room Playtime

I haven’t had a lot of time to spend with my paints and pastels. I have classes already paid for and lined up to begin, but I have writing to do that has to be my first priority.

So, what …

Mini Journal Class

I took a little art class online (#bybun¬†on Instagram) to learn how to make mini art journals and fill the pages. I still have three more “spreads” to complete, but I thought I’d share. They begin with …

Just so you know I’m still here…

I broke a finger a couple of weeks ago, so it’s been challenging doing everything. Of course, my writing’s taken the biggest hit. Art I can manage, but I’m not feeling very motivated. An online class starts in a few …

Making myself “Art”–yes, it can be a verb!

After participating and flying through two art challenges that required that I produce something every single day, the moment they ended, so did my urge to create. Of course, I had my real job to rededicate myself to. However, after …

My First Oil Painting!

Sort of. I used Shiva oil pastel sticks. And it wasn’t easy.

I had to build layers, first rubbing on the sticks then using a brush dipped in Gamsol to move the paint where I wanted it. Then I let …

In the Flow Watercolor Reset

I took a break from painting after the two challenges I worked on (#icad2020 & #100dayproject). I thought about painting and what I want to do next. I’m still working on that list. However, I wasn’t committing to putting anything …

Doodling works on boredom, too…

Doodling works on boredom. Swear. Last night, I was bored with work, bored with TV. (Shhh, I know, but I watched the convention two days in a row already. I’ll catch the highlights on the news.) I wanted to paint …

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