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Happy Halloween! New YouTube Video: The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

Happy Halloween! I thought it would be fun to do a "scary" video just in time for Halloween. Of course, it had to be art related. So, I Googled Haunted artwork. And what should appear? A story I had never heard before about a piece of art that is allegedly The World's Most Haunted Painting… Continue reading Happy Halloween! New YouTube Video: The World’s Most Haunted Painting?

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10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow

10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow I love Instagram for two reasons: I post my in progress and completed art on there, so by now it's become a record of my skills improving. Just a quick few scrolls down on my own Instagram page and I can see how far I've come in the past… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Instagram Artists to Follow

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All About Layers in Mixed Media Art

Layers of different materials and supplies are what makes mixed media art different from other styles of art. You may not layer like an onion or parfait, but you get the idea! One thing I didn't realize when I first started doing mixed media art was that you can't slap just any old thing onto… Continue reading All About Layers in Mixed Media Art

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Using Mixed Media Art to Cope

Using Mixed Media Art to Cope: My Story The day after Christmas 2009 was not a moment in my life I remember fondly. It's the day my ex-husband walked out on me and my then 3-year-old daughter. Needless to say, 2010 ended up being a rough year full of changes and sad realizations. The first… Continue reading Using Mixed Media Art to Cope

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My Favorite Mixed Media Art Glue is . . .

I'll just tell you, my favorite mixed media glue is: Mod Podge! (Let's not beat around the bush, here). When you start doing mixed media art, you quickly realize that the glue you use to stick your "stuff" down to your surface is almost as important as the stuff itself. Why? Well, you've never been… Continue reading My Favorite Mixed Media Art Glue is . . .

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Getting Started with Mixed Media Art, Part 2: Materials

  Let me run a few words by you: Glitter Shiny things Embellishments Do these words make your heart happy? If they do, you're in the right place! In today's blog post, we will talk about the materials you can use to make mixed media art. To paraphrase the famous words of Will Farrell in… Continue reading Getting Started with Mixed Media Art, Part 2: Materials

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Getting Started With Mixed Media Art: What Surface to Use?

Let's take a trip (In our favorite rocket ship?) If you know the song above, I am so sorry. That was no way to make a good first impression. Now that Little Einstein's song will be on repeat in your head ALL day. Let me start over. Do you remember your favorite things to do… Continue reading Getting Started With Mixed Media Art: What Surface to Use?

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52 Ways to Unlock YOUR Creativity

Ask me what I love doing most in the world. I will almost always say: something creative. Painting, drawing, writing, something creative. But I also struggle with my creativity, which I feel is a common problem among artistic people. We have the want to create, it's just that sometimes we have a hard time unlocking… Continue reading 52 Ways to Unlock YOUR Creativity