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Tea Dyeing Fabrics

Tea Dyeing Fabrics

Hi there! You are invited in for tea. What flavor do you like? Nobody around here drinks ordinary Earl gray, so that was the tea flavor that I was brewing for my first batch of tea dyeing. I gathered up little pieces of fabric, lace and scraps and put everything together in a pot of […]

Filming for my first online class

Filming for my first online class

Something to remember, from Kerouac’s Rules for Spontaneous Prose: You’re a genius all the time! I mentioned the 21 Secrets class the other day and many of you was exited too. There will be 20 art journaling women and one guy teaching you fun things to do in your art journal, on postcards or canvas! […]

Painting on fabric with acrylics

Painting on fabric with acrylics

There is no big secret to know before you start painting on fabric. You splash the paint on just as you would when making a background in your Art Journal or on canvas. It is rather simple once you get started. Yet I have hesitated to do it because it was beyond my comfort zone. […]

ATC Embroidery

ATC Embroidery

In my Embroidery group, the Crazy Embroidery Ladies, we get a little kit of things to use up when we’re on summer leave. This summer we got a kit to make a ATC Embroidery. Last year’s “summer embroidery kit ” became a huge wall-hanging that I call The Dixieland Tree. This year I was hoping […]

In change there is power

In change there is power

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. /Alan Cohen The 40th Art […]

Booklet Journal using Brown Paper

Booklet Journal using Brown Paper

It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul William Earnest Henley After going XL on brown paper I decided to go extra small (XS) with another experiment! What I did was tear the big painted sheet […]

Painting Extra Big on brown paper

Painting Extra Big on brown paper

Adopt this philosophy: When it comes to art journals, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Quote from the book True colors (found at The Altered page) Love this quote! And so appropriate, because overdoing is my favorite thing to do too. Last month I did a few flowers on brown paper and noticed how much […]