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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Spring cleaning the outdoor/mobile studio

My full outdoor and mobile studio setup is changing and evolving! A studio is both a place, a collection of materials, and a creative practice all rolled into one. The best way to design is by doing. Today a new low table design, that fits on top of the red wagon, emerged in the process.…

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Notes from Art and Psyche IV, conference​ days 1 and 2

The Art and Psyche Conference is designed to engage the imaginative processes of psychotherapists of all kinds alongside members of the art community in order to creatively expand one’s understanding of depth psychology. Bringing together professionals from various fields creates an environment of cross-fertilization and the opportunity to experience psychology through painting, music, poetry, and…

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@ mermaids 🧜🏽‍♀️

The at sign, @, is normally read aloud as “at”; it is also commonly called the at symbol or commercial at. It is used as an accounting and invoice abbreviation meaning “at a rate of” (e.g. 7 widgets @ £2 per widget = £14), but it is now most commonly used in email addresses and social media platform “handles”.  This is the second drawing I’ve made…

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Participating in experiential project design by momentum projectlab

Today I participated in a group visioning session as part of a series in phase 3 of Santa Barbara County is creative communities project. The creative communities project will result in a strategic arts plan for the Santa Barbara County and is being created by momentum projectlab out of LA. I really enjoyed participating in…

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An ampersand mermaid couple sketch

I’ve started the mermaid special characters with an ampersand. The & seems like a good start in this series. Mine was originally drawn backwards. So I can fix the digital version that I will make next, but the actual drawing is going to remain wrong. I did a few filters with PicsArt app and made…

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Photos from north east Italy and Slovenia

I visited the capital of Slovnia after having lunch in Bled. Bled has a beautiful lake. I also visited many places in north eastern Italy. The cities included Trieste, Chividale, Venice, Gorizia, Palmanova, Lussari, and Udine. These are some random photos and reflect some of new things I noticed on this trip. I’m becoming more…

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What art supplies should I take on my trip to Italy?

I’ve been asking myself what art supplies to take on my trip to Italy. I’m going for about a week and my luggage is minimal. I remember that, in the past, I’ve enjoyed sketching people and buildings while traveling. People who are sleeping are best because they stay in one place long enough to draw.…

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