New Work Up, Inspired by Art Inc., Audiobook

Recently I finished the Art Inc. Audiobook by Lisa Congdon. She did a great job of going over the details of ‘ Building Your Career as an Artist’. What I appreciated the most from listening to her was the attitude conveyed with her reading. It’s like a second layer of information is communicated with the tone of…

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“Perfect Math” – day 9 of California stay home 🏡

Perfect Math, 18×24 inch mixed media on brown paper. Every day I make art but now I’m counting days of the California stay at home order. Mt daily practice starts with setting up the supplies, preferably outside. Light a candle, put on inspiration music, maker apron, and stretch. It’s important to have a ritual at…

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What you do matters. Staying home-grounded-work

My daily creative practice requires self-discipline. The current health emergency is clearly in today’s drawing. The figure is bending the curve in my picture as we all aim to stop the exponential growth of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also choose to work with oil pastels from my great grandmother. I like using art materials given…

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Mermaid Tarot Cards to Test Print!

I’ve completed all the cards and done three rounds of edits. It’s time to do a test print run!! I’ll be looking for tarot readers to test out the deck and hopefully give me some feedback on the design before I print the companion book. I can write about the art and I’m looking for…

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Happy New Year! Welcome, the Emperor 2020

I spent the holidays being creative with envisioning Mermaid Type Tarot cards and thinking about the future. Did you choose a mantra word for 2020? You can reference the tarot deck for a suggestion. The year 2020 adds up to 4, and that is the Emperor. Add your month and day numbers. For example, my…

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Art and Travel Adventure Magazines, Self Publishing mixed media

There’s nothing quite like having a book or a magazine in your hands. This is particularly the case if the magazine or a book is tactile in its nature with the use of various papers and ink methodology. There are lots of examples of small edition publications or self published art magazines and books out…

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Mermaid series outdoor photo session #glitter #sunshine

These photos are from today’s outdoor photo shoot and represents the current arrangement and style of these polymer mermaids. If you follow my blog you’ll know that I’ve been working with the same series of polymer clay mermaids for quite a while.  They are arranged in bowls that were handmade, in a papier-mâché method, from tore…

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Lowercase platinum rainbow mermaid letters

These are photographs of small clay mermaids spray-painted silver on top of a acrylic multimedia piece on vellum paper. It’s part of the ongoing mermaid letters series. Do you have a favorite letter? Mine were the ones that kind of doubled up I liked the g, j, i and e. I included large photo versions…

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Mermaid Birthday Party Kits, Free Birthday Card and the Cypress Galley

Thanks to some suggestions from SEO expert Shane Hampson at http://www.bluefusiondigital.com, I’ve started creating a mermaid party kit! The kit includes decorations to display for celebrating a birthday and the creative activity as well as some take-home treats like stickers. The new item is the 100 coloring books, the fabric scarf designs, and the name flags.…

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