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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 …

More Mini Journal Pages

Well, I finished it. The entire book is cute. Not a great work of art or anything, but proof it’s possible to work in such a small form. I’m going to do it again. Not too soon, but I loved …

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 …

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 …

Loose-ish Watercolor

After my two challenges ended, I took a break. I have so much on my plate as a writer/editor right now that I really didn’t figure I had the time. But a funny thing happens when you step away. You …

#ICAD2020

Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 59/61

#icad2020 — 59/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Done in gouache over watercolor. Two more cards to go!

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