SOAR!

I love this sweet piece & think it would be totally adorable in a nursery! Check out the whole process here:

Process Video

Materials used:

Scrapbook paper & book pages

Chevron Stencil

Large palette knife

Aqua Green Marabu Art Crayon

Paint:

Craftsmart acrylic in: light yellow, ocean breeze & spearmint

DecoArt acrylic in spa blue

White & black

Fluid Acrylic: Daler Rowney FW ink in turquoise

Pen: papermate Ink joy Gel

Mini alphabet stamps

Jim Holtz Idea-ology Alphabet Foam Stamps

StazOn Black Ink Pad

White Gellyroll Pen

Artists Loft Black pastel (water soluble)

May We ALL Play

Those of you who have followed me for a while may remember how much I loved making kid’s art & decor in the beginning of this journey. Since fully moving to mixed media, I haven’t done a lot that is specifically geared towards kids. Tonight, I decided to “play” and make something with kids in mind.

Here’s a peek into the process:

Finish it off with cutouts, outlines & pops of color & you’ve got yourself a super cute piece for your kid’s room, playroom or nursery.

Fun, whimsical, not too fussy & easy to make! Get out your craft supplies & go PLAY!

2018 One Little Word

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So, this is really my first year actively picking my “one little word”. Obviously, as years go, you find yourself coming back to a certain theme or living in a way that leads you to a specific idea or driving force. But this year, I’ve chosen a word to guide me. Instead of watching my year unfold and discovering my word, I’m actively choosing to live with trust. Oddly, I wouldn’t have guessed this to be my word, it hasn’t been a recurring theme in my life or something I’ve latched onto before. Instead, it sort of just rose up out of my heart, bubbled to the surface. I kept finding that my internal dialogue would progress a certain way & inevitably, my heart would reassure me to trust, trust my instincts, trust my path, trust the journey. So. Here it is. My #olw.

 

This piece was truly a testament of trust. In creating this grungy background, there are many moments where it does not look the way you envision, where it looks like, frankly, a hot mess. But then, with trust to keep moving forward, it suddenly comes together just as you wanted.

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