Sketching

The love for sketching and putting what you see or imagine on paper.

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    Artwork & All Kinds of Amazing Goods

    So recently I drew and painted a little ‘Some Bunny Special’ as well as a Springtime Whale. I posted it and some friends were interested in having their own copy. You can find those little painted precious creatures HERE. So . . . I did a thing. This is a total work in progress, but I thought I’d share with you, that I opened up a Society6 storefront. Basically, I’ve uploaded some of my artwork and Society6 offers that artwork on many different items from stainless steel water bottles, apparel, bedding, furniture, coasters, notebooks, stationary, mugs, and so much more. Below are just a few items available available at the…

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    Artsy Findings E-Magazine – Issue Two

    So much has happened in a couple of months. I hope each of you are doing well despite the challenges we are facing right now. Please take a moment for yourself, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the read. See Artsy Findings E-Magazine Issue Two. Feel free to share the link with another that you think may enjoy as well. This is a gift from me to you. I hope it brings you hope, inspiration, and well-being.

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    Staying Grounded – Thoughts and an Art Journal Page

    Oh these days . . . the world can be distracting, busy, loud, uncertain sometimes, and more. It’s so important to ‘Stay Grounded.’ For me, staying grounded includes practicing my faith, believing and knowing that in the end it will all be okay. Being grounded includes enjoying art, and loving those put in my life. It’s a weird and wild world out there right now. Staying grounded is so vital. What does staying grounded look like for you? Here a few more thoughts on being grounded . . . Being Present. Warmest Creative Wishes,

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    Bella Crafts E-Book and DIY ‘Be Inspired’ Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook

    Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook die manufactured by Sizzix is so versatile! The possibilities to create unique books of all kinds are endless. Myself, and several other crafters were a part of Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook Release Party in October of last year. My original post can be found HERE. I’m excited to share again within the pages of Bella Crafts most recent E-book published which is chock full of inspiration and ideas to use the Pocket Notebook Die. This E-book chock full of E-nspiration for less than $13, will wow you will so many ideas on how to use this die. To download your own copy you can check more…

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    Thank You – Standing Tall in Support!

    Thank you to all those who are sticking their necks out for us; first responders, medical personnel, grocery workers, truckers and more! Thank you! Holding you close in thought and prayer. Standing tall in grateful support of all you do. Ran across this page I did last year in my Inktober challenge and thought of how we are standing strong and tall with those on the front line! #grateful

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    Natural Dyeing and Embroidery

    What to do with all that beautiful fabric you dyed using fruits, flowers and vegetables? See more HERE. Here’s what I did. Stamp on it: create a sketch, transfer it to a sheet of rubber, then carve a stamp. You can also use a stamp you already have. Ink that stamp up and place on a piece of your naturally dyed cloth. Embroider all or parts of the stamped image. Here are my results. Secondly, I created an art journal page to remember my combinations and the outcome of the dyeing experiments. I encourage you to try something you’ve never done before. It just might be stress releasing and over…

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    Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook Release Party

    Welcome to the Pocket Notebook Release Party! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this exciting release. This is Eileen Hull’s newest book die with Sizzix. On the die, you get all the pieces you need to make an entire book; the cover, pages, latch and pen loop! The Pocket Notebook measures 6 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ with a spine that can adjust from 3/8″ to almost 2″. String it with elastic, hemp, ribbon, or twine. This die is so versatile. Eileen’s Inspiration and Educator teams have joined together to show you amazing Pocket Notebook ideas. Feel free to join in on the Blog Hop to see all the…

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    Printinktober . . . Day One

    It’s the first day of October and the first day of Inktober and Printintober. Find out more HERE for details, and if you’re up for an art challenge. The funny thing is, I posted the 2019 Inktober prompts, however when I was blog hopping, I saw a former prompt list from 2018 and it must have stuck in my brain. I accidentally used the incorrect prompt and drew inspiration from the word Swift (October 1, 2018). Oh well, the most important thing is that I created. I first sketched in pencil and then went over it with ink that didn’t dry right away. This allowed me time to add shadow…

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    Inktober or Printinktober- A Creative Challenge

    Have you ever heard of Inktober? It’s a wonderful movement that was started by an illustrator named Jake Parker. He wanted to challenge himself to improve his inking skills, shared it with others and it’s taken off. Find out more HERE. Developing a daily habit of doing something creative each day can have amazing benefits at home, work and play. It can improve self-discipline, self-discovery, organizational skills, personal success, time management, help develop your own style, spark new ideas and lower stress. This coming month of October, I plan on participating in a spin off of Inktober, called Printinktober. Julie Fei Fan Balzer encourages others to create daily using ink…