Life Book Week 9

Hi ho friends. Life Book Week 9 had 2 lessons.  This post is about the mini lesson with Effy Wild. I’m familiar with Effy’s style, so I downloaded and reviewed the pdf and remembered that I’d painted over some journaling.  This lesson was a great way to make use of the background. I mixed some […]

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Life Book Week 7

Hi ho, friends. Life Book Week 7 had 2 lessons.  This post is about Tam’s mini lesson, featuring a quirky bird.  I loved her Quirky Birds lesson from Life Book 2014 and had a lot of fun with this one. I watched some of this lesson.  This week was in the middle of Noir City, […]

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Life Book Week 6

Hi ho friends. Life Book Week 6 is a main lesson with Tam.  I love Tam and her videos, but there were 2 hours of video and I had to get my household chores done in preparation for Noir City 2018 the following week, so my time was limited.  I watched her intro video and […]

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Life Book Week 4

Hi ho friends, Life Book Lesson 4’s teacher was Lucy Brydon, another teacher who is new to me. This was a lesson in making a page with experimenting with acrylic paint layers using a  gel plate prints. This was a lesson where I watched the videos. The lesson involved making a number of gel plate […]

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Life Book Week 2

Hi ho friends, Week 2’s Life Book teacher was Andrea Gomoll.  She’s been a teacher on Life Book before and Ever After.  I love how she works with watercolors, deepening the colors further than I thought possible.  Her technique requires quite a bit of patience to letting layers dry then adding layer after layer of […]

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Glamour girl

Hi ho friends. Today’s post features one of my oldest art journal pages from Draw Happy, one of the first online art classes I took with Jane Davenport.  Actually, it may have been my first online class. Honestly, I don’t recall – I’ve taken so many classes. This glass is one of my first mixed […]

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Frolicaholic background

Hi ho friends. The art journal review continues with a background page I made for one of my first online art classes with Jane Davenport: Draw Happy.  This is the class she recommends as the starting point for newbies and it eases you into drawing with art journals, doodles and very simple faces.  I believe […]

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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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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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