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Danielle Donaldson's new book - Creative Girl

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I am so so excited about Danielle's new book, Creative Girl!  What I love most about this book is that Danielle uses watercolor in a unique mixed media way. I really had no idea that watercolors could be layered and worked they way she works them. I'll be honest, watercolors are not in my comfort zone...but after reading this book I felt so inspired and compelled to create! Thank you Danielle for your inspiration.


I wanted to talk you along as I created something inspired from this amazing book:
music by the AMAZING Kate Mann!!
here is the supply list for this project: grumbacher watercolor transparent 24 pan setstabilo marks all black pencilprismacolor colored pencilsfaber castell gelatosrubber stamp by Kristen Petersenmistersharpie white paint pen - fine point



Divine Within

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My Surrender makes me complete.
my vulnerability applauded.
my mistakes are cherished.
because once I knew the me that failed and feared.

Then I became one who never tried anything new.
I forgot to just Play and be ok with the chaos.
I failed yet again.
Hope told me to trust
to have faith in my own divineness within

I grabbed hold....tightly at first
Then was able to fully let go.




new Seth Apter stencils!

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I had the amazing opportunity to meet Seth Apter back last April in Kansas City at art and soul. After I returned home, he sent me an email asking if I'd like to create a project with his new stencils. Uh, hello ! yes of course I'd LOVE that! I'm so excited to share with you this process that I used for my journal.









here are some close up shots:



Also, I'd love to give you the materials I used for this specific project: deli paperliquitex super heavy gessopalette knifelindy's stamp gang spraysSeth's new stencilsjournalcollage pauge - matte



Congrats to Raw Simplicity giveaway winners!!

I'm here to announce Susana Burns and Kim Hine are the winners of the Raw Simplicity giveaway!! congrats, lovely ladies!! I sent you an email invitation to the classroom. thank you to everyone who shared and help spread the word about my new class!!

Raw Simplicity online course

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We are going to keep it simple. If you find yourself obsessively "tidying up" your paintings and drawings, then this class is for you. Restraint never looked so good! Join me for 4 projects/exercises to loosen you up....... Details: Class begins: August 3rd and projects will post Monday, Wed, Fri, and then again on Monday. The supply list will be sent to you on July 27th and you can also find the links below. After August 3rd, 2015....the class will be a self paced class for you to work through on your own. Price: $39 projects include: tag project to help loosen you upprimitive animal exercisefinished piece on watercolor paperfinished work on wood board 
READY? sign up ------>>> HERE


GUEST ARTIST: Nolwenn Petitbois!! I am a young woman born and raised in France during more than 23 years before becoming an expatriate with a husband and two young daughters, in Vancouver (Canada). I was a very creative child but put it aside during teenagehood. I am an avid journaler, I’ve w…

Movies and such

Every year I used to make a list of my top all-time favorite movies. I used to do this around the time of the oscars to build up excitement for the award season. As of late, since my journey with art...my focus as turned. But I thought, why not bring it back....movies are a huge part of my life. When I was a kid, movies were my escape....into beautiful worlds where imagination ran free.

I go once a week by myself to a matinee and many times once with my husband on the weekend. Several factors go into making this list and include.... movies i like to watch over and over, artistic creativity, special effects, story, beauty, heart

so here we go, this should be fun:

1. E.T
2. 2001: a space odyssey
3. Cinderella (live action 2014)
4. It's a Wonderful life
5. Terminator 2: Judgement day
6. Vertigo
7. The Natural
8. Edward Scissorhands
9. Return of the Jedi
10. Neverending Story

so I suppose why not go ahead with my 5 favorite male actors:

1. Robert Redford
2. Jimmy Stewart
3. Kevin Cost…