A Narrow Escape

Hi ho art friends. Since my last post, I’ve been working on honing my photomanipulation skills. I recently joined Shift Art group, which offers monthly challenges. The rules are simple: use primarily the provided content to realize the monthly theme. January’s theme: “Visions of the Future.” I used multiple provided elements and one of my […]

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The lesson I’ve been waiting for

Hi ho art friends. I’ve been steadily working through Sebastian Michael’s “Awake” class.  Not rushing through, mind you, because I finally found the class that is bringing my photography into a more artistic realm and making use of my mixed media art. As a member of the private Facebook group, I’ve been enjoying everyone’s art, […]

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Gimprovisation

Hi ho art friends. As you know, I’m taking Sebastian Michael’s Awake class. I’m learning so much but a frustration I’m feeling is that because I use the Gimp on Linux, I can’t easily make use of things like Topaz Impression. So, I get to figure it out creative ways to make Gimp behave more […]

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Shop update, December 2017

Hi ho art friends. As I mentioned before, I love on-line art classes.  I tend to choose classes with lifetime access, which allows me to take the class as time permits.  One of the classes I signed up for a while ago is Jenniebellie’s Rock Your Online Shop ecourse. I downloaded all the workbooks, but […]

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Minimalist page

Hi ho artsy friends. I’ve had some trepidation working on some of the pages in my large Dylusions journal because I really love the way the backgrounds turned out. I was flipping through one my old Somerset Studio magazines recently and was inspired by an article featuring Jodi Ohl’s works.  I love her imagery and […]

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Dragonfly art doll

Hi artsy friends. I don’t know about you, but I get restless with just making the same kind of art.  I’ve enjoyed making art dolls and picked up a few new patterns recently and started with this doll, Cecily.  I purchased the pdf pattern from the NLH Designs Etsy shop. Cecily is a steampunk dragonfly […]

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White text obsession

Hi ho art friends. A while ago, I picked up Danielle Donaldson’s “Creative Girl” book, which started my enchantment with drawing tiny, wonky houses and using a white acrylic pen on dark backgrounds. It occurred to me that I should try using a white pen on my dark backgrounds.  I queued up several arty youtube […]

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