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#100dayproject

This is something else I’m going to do while I’m self-quarantined for the foreseeable future. Starting on next Tuesday, I’m going to produce something involving paint, pen, or collage, every single day—for 100 days.

I know setting challenges like these …

What to do while on lockdown? Take a class!

I’m busy, of course, working. I still have to write and edit other authors’ books, but all work and no play will drive anyone nuts. So, I’m taking an online course from one of my favorite artists, a woman named …

New Journal Entries…

I’ve been lax about working in my art journal for the past few weeks. Real life intruded, and I had to hunker down and get the real work done—my writing, that is. I’m still buried, but today, I had to …

Lessons Learned in Texture

My daughter called me yesterday and said, “I wish you didn’t have to work. I feel like having an art day…” My daughter never feels like like devoting a day to art. Ever. So, you know what I had to …

The Stubborn Heart

I have another art journal entry. And depending on your preferences, it’s either a mess or a messy piece of art. I love color—so for me, I love it. The 7-year-old couldn’t stop hovering over me while I…ahem…painted, …

Create with abandon…

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I had this new stencil I love that I think is from Dina Wakely. The quote is nearly illegible, so I’ll translate. “Create with abandon. Just put the brush to the paper and see what happens. Enjoy Every second. ”…

Overcoming Fear

Okay, so painting isn’t a low-crawl beneath barbed wire with live rounds zinging just above your horizontal body. It’s also not dropping down a 156-foot high zipline gripping bicycle handles into a stagnant pond—both things that I’ve done. However, painting …