Find Your Wings

This art journal page kept taking left turns, things did not go as I planned & I kept feeling the urge to pitch it. Numerous times, I thought, that ruined it. But then I kept working or took a breath & kept at it. No matter how much you make art, there will be pieces that feel more challenging & pieces that flow out of you beautifully. It’s the ‘sticking with it’ in the challenging ones that help you grow. It’s easy to make art when it just comes without effort, but like anything, growth happens when challenges are surmounted, when you feel out of your comfort zone, when you really need to flex that art muscle to get through it.

Check out this Crash the Stash to see how the process can have so many peaks and valleys & still turn out great!

List Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils:

Old World Minis

Mini Doodle Masks

Numbers 1

Trees 2

Other:

Marabu Fashion Sprays in Flamingo, Apple, Shimmer Aquamarine, Shimmer Apricot

Marabu Art Crayons in Black, Kiwi, Aqua Green & Turquoise

Daler Rowney Inks in Turquoise & Process Yellow

Pitt Pen

Stabilo All Pencil

Gelli Prints

Book Pages

Tim Holtz Scrapbook Paper

Mixed Media Play Date!

Hello everyone!

By now many of you know that I am a Creative Team Member in the Mixed Media Play Date 2019!

I am super excited about being able to teach alongside a group of AMAZING artist instructors!

LEARN MORE HERE: bit.ly/mmplay_alexa

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away a 1 year spot in this amazing creative community. Continue to learn more.

To enter the giveaway, head over to my Instagram or my Facebook pages for details. (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluewoodsdesign/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluewoodsdesign/)

Or enter on the site here: bit.ly/mmplay_alexa

Winners will be announced December 1st.

Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop!

So excited to be a part of the Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop! We have amazing sponsors who are giving away unbelievable prizes & tons of talented artists creating some gorgeous pieces!

Check out how I made this goddess girl here:

Then hop along & don’t forget to comment and subscribe to enter win!

Thanks for watching!

Our Favorites YouTube Hop Winners!

Thank you to all who hopped along & watched all of the amazing tutorials & videos on our YouTube hop!

Also, a huge thank you to all of our incredible sponsors! Their generosity is amazing & we are so grateful!

So now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Our Winners!

-Marabu: Prize Package: Re-used Muse

-Marabu: Prize Package: Luanna Pierce

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Crafting and Relaxing

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Eden’s Canvas

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Susan Jerrell

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Mieke Middlehuis

-AB Studio: prize package: Stefania FALASCO

-@slightly_askewed/Katie Mixed Media: collection of stencils: Allison Verboot

-Studio Magda Polakow/@magda_polakow_stamps: $25 gift certificate: Beth Perry

-TCW: prize package: Joy Hurley-Deluna

-Erin DeCoste/@happilywego: watercolor set: Katie Baird

-Alexa Doebler/ @bluewoodsdesign: mounted print of piece in video: nwlady1949

-DecoArt: mixed media line prize: Didi Roche

-DecoArt:mixed media line prize: Valerie B

-Nicole Watson Art/@nicolewatsonart: prize package: Mary Mailloux

-7 Dots: $25 gift certificate : Elizabeth Richards

-Snip-art: surprise gift pack: The Toolgirl42

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Alice Dean Hendon

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Cheryl Sigler

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Susan Schultheis

-Julie Campbell/Creative Little Hut: mixed media book: Pamela Henry

-Canvas Corp Brands: 4 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Uroo Creations

-Mudra Craft Stamps: $25 worth products with free worldwide shipping: cattimir

-Ali Imperiale: original artwork from video: Rachel Angela Art

-Finnabair/Mixed Media Place Store: Voucher: Elaine Place

-Gelli Arts: prize package: Midnight Crafter16

If you see your name above, please contact me with your mailing info & email address. You can message me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bluewoodsdesign) or FB ( https://www.facebook.com/bluewoodsdesign) or email me at alexadoebler6@gmail.com.

Congratulations to all of our winners! & Thanks again for watching!

Use Your Wings

I often find themes running through my work. Some come through for a short time, reflecting life or thoughts or experiences at the time, but others stick around indefinitely, always popping through my art.

It’s no surprise as they all speak to my soul, to what is written upon my heart!

This piece has one of those themes…that wanderlust joy of travel & exploring, seeking new adventures & trusting your journey to take you to new places!

Hope you enjoy!

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