Thoughts and feelings on the challenges and gifts of life.
Extending Grace - I created this mixed media tag as a reminder that we all need to extend more grace.
Oh that Warm Crackling Campfire
Ode to Ranger and Tim Holtz' new Crackling Campfire distress color. The wonderful orange and red hues are amazing.
Quick Artsy Tags
These little tags made with Dina Wakley Media are perfect for art journals or to stick in a card to a friend. Creating mixed media tags are perfect . . . it’s a great size of art that you can tackle if you have a couple minutes. Wishing you a great day! Products I used for these little tags include:
I am Grateful for Reflection
Dina Wakley’s Challenge this month is “I am Grateful for Reflection.” So true . . . there is certainly some good time at the moment with staying home to reflect. I have been reflecting on the future, how I can have an impact, how I can bring encouragement to others, and more. It’s so important to reflect in order to learn, grow, and to look to the future. I wonder what you’re reflecting upon. Even though things can look bleak, I do hope that you are reflecting on things that bring you encouragement and hope for the future. Warmest creative wishes,
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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.
Logan’s Candy Cane Interest ASAP – Social Distancing Practiced
Hello friends, I hope this finds you well. Many of you know that for years, we’ve made it a tradition to enjoy Logan’s Candy Cane private tour. You can see more here. At this amazing place, you are able to watch and sample amazing fresh candy canes made, and experience this amazing tradition. Such a wonderful family at Logan’s and staff who have become dear friends. They welcome us with open arms. I will be putting together another private group tour/demonstration once again this year, but one exception from years past . . . there will be Social Distancing, Safety precautions, and a limited number of participants. I spoke with Jerry (‘the…
One Fry Short of a Happy Meal
In this wild world, sometimes I feel like I'm 'one fry short of a happy meal.' If you feel that way too, hang in there.
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,
10 Ways to Use Stickles Glitter Gels – #9 and #10
Ranger’s fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel is so versatile. I’ve shared in the past 8 ways and here are the last two for a total of 10 ways to use this amazing medium. Missed some of the ways? Check back on the former blog posts. Without further ado . . . here’s the last two ideas I have for you on how to add some sparkle to your crafting. Use the gel as a paint to brighten up an embellishment, dish or a pot. Use it like paint. It is thick but if you use a painting spatula you can place the Glitter Gel on the item and then…
An art journaling page and thoughts on being present in a world that is so loud right now.