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Beginnings, endings and fresh inspiration

Beginnings, endings and fresh inspiration

Yesterday ended a full 31 days of daily journaling, one page per day. I allowed myself 15 minutes per day and some days it took a little less time, some days it took a little more time so it all worked out in the end. I've already begun to assemble the pages into a...

The Moments In-Between

The Moments In-Between

This week's art journal pages went together quickly as I didn't have much time to spare. I was thankful that the backing pages were already printed and just waiting to be used. It made the process so easy but still so creative. I added some distress ink to the pages...

3-2-1 Printable Gratitude & Creativity Tracking Journal Kit

3-2-1 Printable Gratitude & Creativity Tracking Journal Kit

Several months ago I wrote about my 3-2-1 Creativity Tracking Journal, which is a journal I designed and use every day to help me stay on track with my daily creative practice. It's a combination gratitude journal and creativity tracking journal, and it takes only...

Small Interesting Things

Small Interesting Things

This week I continue my journey of making art every day. I've never been much for counting the days and wishing for time to pass quickly, however after several weeks of making art every day, I've already become more mindful of how fleeting time really is. I'm not sure...

Being Creative In No Time At All

Being Creative In No Time At All

Last week I began my year-long project of making a journal page every day with the intention of collecting daily memories along the way. To make it easy to get started with this project I designed a printable journal kit with the idea of using the printable pages as...

Are You Too Busy for Creativity?

Are You Too Busy for Creativity?

Life is just what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon Yes it's true - we're all too busy it seems! One of the biggest challenges we face is finding time to do all the things that need to be done in a day. By the time we're done dealing...

Taking Flight Printable Journal Kit

Taking Flight Printable Journal Kit

The new "Taking Flight" Printable Journal Kit gives you wings to fly and is filled with possibilities. I designed this journal kit because I wanted something inspirational to start the year off in a positive way and I'm using the pages to create memory journals and...

Gathering Memories

Gathering Memories

This year I've committed to a daily artistic practice of recording a memory from each day on a journal page, and at the end of the month I'll be assembling a completed memory journal. I believe that to achieve sustainable goals, things should be easy and fun, so with...

Developing a Daily Artistic Practice the Easy Way

Developing a Daily Artistic Practice the Easy Way

Welcome to a brand new year with a brand new project to take us right through the next twelve months. This year I'll be creating beautiful memory journals, a new one every month, using my new Creative Art'n'Soul Printable Journal Kits. You can find all the information...

How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

How to Make Mini-Tassels using Silk Cocoons

One of the best things about being a textile artist is discovering unusual things that can be stitched and sewn, and incorporated into mixed media art in creative ways. Silk cocoons and silk carrier rods are definitely some of those unusual things. The cocoon is the...

The Dream Keeper

The Dream Keeper

Since 2010, instead of making new year's resolutions which have generally fallen by the wayside within a few weeks or months, I've been choosing a single word and using it as a guide to navigate through the year. A single word is a powerful thing. It's a simple...

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

PhotoArt Pincushion Tutorial

With gift giving season just around the corner, these pincushions are a perfect handmade gift for your sewing friends ... or even for yourself. And they are so quick and easy to make you won't be able to stop at just one. You can easily personalize these pincushions...

The 3-2-1 Creativity Tracking Journal

The 3-2-1 Creativity Tracking Journal

Do you ever find yourself wishing you were more creative? I do my best to make at least 15 minutes of creative space in my life every day, if not more. I find that having a regular creative practice not only helps me to be more creative, but it's also where I find a...

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

Sentiment Cards – the Perfect Handmade Gift for the Holidays

It's hard keeping secrets but now it's time to share - I'm so excited to have one of my stitched mixed media projects featured in the latest issue of Somerset Studio magazine! This issue is perfectly time for the upcoming holidays and features several beautiful...

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

Fragments of Nature as ephemeral art

After spending several weeks making "Fragments of Nature", this project is finally complete. It was an intentional decision to make these stitched pieces fragile and ephemeral in nature because the inspiration came after the recent hurricane here in Florida, which was...

Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

Fragments of Nature – seeing with new eyes

The walk around my back yard last week ended up being quite inspiring, which just goes to prove that inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times because I've walked around the back yard hundreds of times before and never really "noticed" what I noticed that...

Aspects of Nature

Aspects of Nature

Today I wandered around my back yard for the first time since it was finally cleaned of debris from the last hurricane. I don't really have much of a garden back there, but it's a lovely place to walk around in the summer when the tall trees cast lots of shade....

Some Final Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

Some Final Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

This week we finally completed the last lesson of the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop and what a journey it's been! During the last 10 weeks we've covered the basics of color theory and color mixing, then moved on to experiment with some creative hand-dyeing...

Printing Images onto Fabric: Thinking and Printing Out of the Box

Printing Images onto Fabric: Thinking and Printing Out of the Box

One of the most creative things about printing images onto fabric is that it doesn't necessarily have to be a photo or a picture. Thanks to today's amazing digital technology, you can print any type of image at all onto fabric or paper - or even fabric paper. One of...

After the Storm

After the Storm

Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I love to visit new places and revisit old ones. So as the recent Hurricane approached Florida last weekend and shifted it's path onto land, I decided if there was ever a time for a mini-vacation, this was it. With last...

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