Category Archives: Challenge

Challenge For 2018

As you know, I have a daily art practice.  I do something artistic each and every day-whether that’s painting, drawing, art journal pages, making DIY art supplies and materials, jewelry making, writing, puppetry-I make something every day. This is something … Continue reading

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Challenge 2017, A Review

Our challenge for 2017 was the Secret.  It’s a book and movie explaining the power of positive thinking and visualization.  We began by making vision boards which we were to hang in a prominent place to see every day.  We … Continue reading

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Today’s Art Adventure Begins

with me finding my work surface.  What a hot mess!  I seem to have the incredibly shrinking desk syndrome.  Before I know it I have a 6″ x 6″ space to work because there is stuff everywhere.  While putting things … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils are a staple in an artists tool kit.  They are versatile and an easy thing to use.  The color is in a stick, encased in a wood pencil.  Some are solid pigment sticks without any wood exterior.  They … Continue reading

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It’s All About Recycling, Part 2

Here is today’s project using recycled materials:  This is a doll made from an old paint stick.  I primed the paint stick, drilled two little holes in the sides where the wires for the arms come through.  I made the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Recycled Materials I Use

in my art practice.  These are things I use all the time, are things you have access to right now, and are also a great way to build a stash if you’re just starting out.  In no particular order:  Chipboard … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Art Journal

The cover is a breakfast bar box, the paper covering it is the paper that covers my desktop as I work and I smear all my stuff all over it.  The pages are left over scrapbook paper from another project.  … Continue reading

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