mini 2018 holiday art gift series

Work in progress… on a series to gift this holiday season. I’m thinking about it as if they are New Year’s resolution bracelets. So you attach the beads on a string and then wear it as a bracelet until it breaks. When it breaks it means you completed your New Year’s resolution. There is a…

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How to care for ink pens

Ink pens are one of my favorites. However, I often forget to clean them. Thankfully the ink cleaning solution does the trick most of the time. I used ink on a light acrylic molding paste surface today. Can you tell what is clean and what is dirty?

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Happy and train dreams plus recent photos

A selection of ‘happy’ and ‘train’ statements from my dream journal along with random photos I’ve taken recently. happy Dream statements I’m in the attic hiding my tracks in the dust as the owner arrives I decide not to hide and he sees me and recognizes me holding Lucky and seems happy to see me.…

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360 sculpture photo stills

Recent 360 photos from the bowls I’ve been playing with as sand trays. Photos captures some paintings in the background as well as other objects I’ve collected because they inspire me. Too strange? I love the colors in the featured photo best.

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Selecting the right paint brush for your art

Below are images from my brush collection and you can see I have a clear preference for square and round paint brush styles. I’m also including some dream statements that include the words character (1) and style in this post. Paint brushes have personality or characteristics that change with use. Selection on a brush for…

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Painting mermaids in the rain #360video

Working on a mural size painting of mermaids in the garage as it rains outside. Reflecting on the distortion in 360 camera shots.

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Decorative artsy uplifting lights for indoor rooms

Lights in a room at night make me happy 😊 below are pictures of my favorites: a new color changing led wall socket nightlight (thanks z), battery power twinkle white string of lights (thanks d), salt light, stained glass nightlight with violet bulb (yellow, green, blue, red, pink options too). All colors of the rainbow…

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Cleaning ash in art storage unit after Thomas Fire

I finally took a first crack at cleaning up the ash in my art studio storage unit, after the Thomas Fire. It was the largest fire in California history and lasted about a month-December 2017-January 2018. If anyone has walls to decorate… I’ve got art that needs a little TLC to clean up but would…

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I have a new 360 video camera from #Giroptic

I have a new 360 video camera that fits with my iPhone and iPad. The 360 camera is called the Giroptic iO HD 360 degree camera for iPhone/iPad. Right now it’s one of the affordable 360 cameras on the market. I’m having SO much fun playing with this video camera and exploring the possibilities with mobile…

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MX5 Mobile Art Studio Test 1

Today I tested working directly with the car as the studio. This is a little different from using the car to transport the smaller studio version that is a person-powered red wagon size studio. My intention is to keep the materials in the trunk and use the car as a table and power source while…

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