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    Encouragement to Take a Risk with your Art

    When you share you’re art, you’re sharing a piece of yourself. I think so often we are critical of ourselves and our art and that might hinder from moving forward with promoting our work. When I’ve submitted my work to a magazine company which I do regularly, there have been times that they chose to publish pages from my art journal that I most likely wouldn’t have. That old saying, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ rings true. With that being said, I want to encourage you to share your art, don’t listen to naysayers, and move forward in spreading color and your beauty in this world. Be…

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    A Somerset Life and Giveaway * Winner Chosen

    So I picked a name out of a hat and the winner is . . . . . Marianne B in AZ.  Congratulations.  I’ll notify Stampington to send your copy of Somerset Life your way.  Thank you Stampington! Some of you are familiar with Stampington and Company’s beautiful publications. For others, maybe you have never had the pleasure to experience these amazing periodicals.  They are so beautifully done.  From the artwork collected, the well written informative and inspiring articles, the thick lovely pages, layout and more, each issue is packed full of creative goodness.  Stampington’s family of publications span so many creative venues; Bella Grace (photos and stories), Art Journaling, Bella…

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    Word of the Year – Good Expectations for 2015

    This past week it was so appropriate that I received an early copy of Jewelry Affaire that contained an article and necklace tutorial on my word of the year for 2014. 2014 was a year of sadness, uncertainty, and challenge filled with some times of joy, accomplishment and celebration as well. My word of 2014 was TRUST and I created a necklace to remind me of just that. My word for 2015 is COURAGE and my verse, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men (and women) of courage; be strong.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13. I enjoy creating something as a reminder throughout the year of my word and goal. I want…