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Inner Hero Creative Art Journal by Quinn McDonald

Giveaway time! Instructions on how to enter to win this book are at the end of this post! But first, let’s look at what this book is about! Inner Hero Creative Art Journal is Quinn McDonald’s newest book. It’s about … Continue reading

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Craft-a-Doodle Book Review

A few months back I got an advance copy of Jenny Doh’s new book Craft-a-Doodle, because I am one of the 18 contributing artists! I am happy to be a small part of this pretty book, because I really like … Continue reading

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Staying Honest as a Blogger when Sponsored with Free Stuff

I while back I, as the owner of this blog, was offered free fabric from a online fabric store. The deal was to create anything I wanted with the fabric they sent (and I could pick the patterns I liked … Continue reading

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Stitched Blooms Book Blog Tour + A Book Review

Today is a big day for me as it’s the first time ever I join a Book Blog Tour! We’re here to celebrate Carina Envoldsen-Harris’ new book Stitched Blooms – 300 Floral, Leaf & Border Motifs to Embroider! This post … Continue reading

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Bellis Miniature Sculpture

To me this is a Bellis Perennis – a common plant of meadows, lawns and other grassy areas, frequently found growing in lawns. The drawing is from my Art Journal, and the pink sculpture is a recent handmade find from … Continue reading

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Thrifted Finds | Vintage Flower Pots

With a Summer Crush on Flea markets I have been to several outdoor flea markets this summer. And yes, some nice finds did find me! My favorite might be these two flower pots, featuring my favorite china pattern! I’ve got … Continue reading

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Acrylic Solutions Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

Have you seen this book, Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer, yet? I’ve just finished reading it and I want to recommend you to check it out. To paint with acrylics you don’t need a tutorial or how-to … Continue reading

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Creative Lettering – Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene If … Continue reading

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Book Review | Creative Illustration Workshop for mixed-media Artists

The stories are all there, just waiting to be told – by you or me or whoever. Katherine Dunn In her book, called Creative Illustration workshop for mixed-media Artists (seeing, sketching, storytelling and using found materials), artist Katherine Dunn talks … Continue reading

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Journal it! 19 Perspectives in Creative Journaling

Book review time today again. Yay! I’ve been reading and enjoying Jenny Doh’s book Journal It! and thought you might like it too! It’s one of those books with techniques from many different artists, showing bits of their individual style. … Continue reading

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