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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ICAD 60/61 | Hail Mary

acrylic paint, junk mail, alpha numera stamps
Ranger archival ink, StazOn solvent ink, hope

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ICAD 52/61 | In Remembrance of the 298 Souls Aboard Flight MH17

acrylic paint, magazine images, distressed washi tape, clear gesso, 
Faber-Castell big brush markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pen, 
twinkling H2O, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

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Friday, July 18, 2014

ICAD 48/61 | Postcard

washi tape, Golden fluid acrylic and high flow acrylic paint,
die cut bird image

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ICAD 47/61 | Answers to Unasked Questions

junk mail, washi tape, vintage sewing pattern,
vintage rick rack trim, clear gesso, 
notebook paper, fountain pen

ICAD 46/61 | Poised to Fly

Even on these recent sharp-edged days, I am poised to fly.

Daler-Rowney neon acrylic paint, Viva modeling cream,
Daler-Rowney FW Pearlescent acrylic ink, junk mail,
Hero Arts bird stamp, Faber-Castell big brush marker,
Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, 
Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pens, ScarletLime pen

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ICAD 45/61 | Make Your Mark

Golden Artist Colors and Fluid Acrylics paint, junk mail,
magazine text, Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pen

I can't stop playing with neons!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ICAD 44/61 | In the Swim

acrylic paint, acrylic ink, clear gesso,
sanded junk mail, magazine image,
Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pen

Sunday, July 13, 2014

ICAD 43/61 | Keep Moving

Paper Mate Earth Write No. 2 pencil, Scarletlime pen,
Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pen

Note to self: Learn to draw.

Documented Life Project | 2nd Quarter 2014 | Flip Video

I am using my Moleskine planner as a glue book instead of an actual planner. I create in this book with abandon. My inner child is let out to play in these pages. 

It's basically a vision book ~ more kinetic and tactile than a vision board and, therefore, more infused with energy.

I belong to several social media based creativity groups and, except for Documented Life Project, I don't follow the prompts. My DLP prompt responses are found on the "tip-in" pages - the ones that fold out to the right. It's why my book is so gloriously fat!

I made this video on the fly after a busy weekend and in between errands. I cover my art table with poster board to keep it clean. I thought the stamped and painted remnants of past projects would add flair to this video. Instead, it's very distracting. Live and learn. 

Thanks for watching!

To learn about the Documented Life Project, click here:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My First Art Show

I was beyond thrilled to participate in my first art show. My mixed media work, "Mathematica," won first place. I'm still walking on air.

This show was sponsored by the Society of Mixed Media Artists 


"Mathematica" | Detail #1

"Mathematica" | Detail #2

"Mathematica" | Detail #3

Two of my other works in the show.



Thank you to SOMMA, Affordable Art & Framing, show judge Tami Culbert,
and to artist Dee Roberts, for inspiring and encouraging me.

For more information on SOMMA click here:

ICAD 42/61 | Sun

acrylic paint, clear gesso, scrapbook paper,
vintage book text, colored tissue paper,
Sakura Gelly Roll Monnlight neon pen

Friday, July 11, 2014

ICAD 41/61 | Octopus

acrylic paint, clear gesso, oil pastel, tissue paper,
Stampin' Up boutique border stamp, StazOn solvent ink,
Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight neon pen, faux jewel

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ICAD 40/61 | Koi

acrylic pain, Cheery Lynn Designs die-cut koi fish,
scrapbook paper, Scarletlime pen

Made 2014 | Registration is open!

I'm proud to be teaching a class in Made 2014 e-course | God-Centered Creativity
Registration is open through August 25th
 Art + Fellowship = Joy

Register here:

ICAD 39/61 | Possibilities

magazine image, white gesso, clear gesso, acrylic paint,
arrow stencil, My Mind's Eye text stamp, 
Ranger archival ink, tissue paper, twine,
water, washi tape (back)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ICAD 38/61 | Green is challenging.

Liquitex clear gesso, acrylic paint, Stampendous butterfly stamp,
Ranger archival ink, washi tape, decorative paper,
Avery color coding labels, tissue paper, Scarlet Lime pen,
Faber-Castell big brush marker, Hampton Art faux gems

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Monday, July 7, 2014

ICAD 37/61 | Flight of Fancy

acrylic paint, Tim Holtz stamp, Ranger archival ink,
magazine image, Zig wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Faber-Castell big brush marker

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Art Journal | Shine

Currently obsessed with neons.

ICAD 36/61 | Wake Up

Liquitex, Artist's Loft and Winsor & Newton Galeria acrylic paints,
vintage book text, magazine text, Stampin' Up bird stamp,
Ranger archival ink, flocked paper, Sakura Gelly Roll neon moon pen
Golden iridescent gold (fine) high-flow acrylic

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Restocking my Scarlet Lime pen supply.

These are seriously the best pens ever ~ especially for art and art journaling. They write over any surface and keep on writing. Other pens I've tried in the past are unusable after making marks on rough surfaces, such as gesso, acrylic paint, etc. 

Pilot Permaball | Signo Uni-ball

You can purchase the pens at 
Everything is 20% off this weekend!

Documented Life Project | Catching Up

I'm taking time this long weekend to catch up on creative projects. This is my Documented Life Project Challenge #25 {Hearts} response.

I hope to catch up completely by tomorrow and upload a flip video for 2nd quarter 2014.

ICAD 35/61 | Create

acrylic paint, gesso, washi tape, magazine image & text,
Stampin' Up dictionary stamp, Ranger archival ink

Friday, July 4, 2014

ICAD 34/61 | 4th of July

Balzer Designs stencil, acrylic paint, magazine numerals,
Faber-Castell big brush marker, Signo Uni-ball pen,
Michael's dollar bin faux rhinestone, vintage earring

ICAD 33/61 | Yellow Rose

acrylic paint, Tim Holtz stamp, Ranger archival ink,
magazine image, glitter, white Signo Uni-ball pen
{I used a Clairol root touch-up brush to texturize the background.}

ball pen {I used a Clairol root touch-up brush to texturize the background.}

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ICAD 32/61 | Ready to Fly

acrylic paint, magazine image, 
Faber-Castell big brush markers, Signo Uni-ball pen

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ICAD 31/61 | Galaxy

acrylic paint, gesso, washi tape, copper wire
vintage gift wrap, newspaper text, Signo Uni-ball pens