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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Looking back to clarify what’s emerging

I’m working on a new creative workshop for 2018. I’ve been looking at my notes reading, reviewing, and contemplating for about two months. Sometimes I feel like no closer to understanding how to do it then when I started. Looking back and making a collage of images helps me clarify my ideas because I’m a…

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Dreaming up an art show

Imagine an interactive art show environment where meaningful connection happens with engaging questions. The visitors view containers, sand colors, mermaid figures, placement, and engage with their imagination, and with each other. This type of creative activity is a non verbal form of communication similar to creative active imagination therapy. While attending this art show can…

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Dance and Storytelling Video Testing

Dance Music Video “Won’t you be my hero? Please come capture me… You know I’ve been waiting here for you.” This is test video for dance with the hoop and music from Majestic. Because I was recording on all three of my devices, I was dancing with no music! You can tell… and the next time…

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Inexpensive lightweight frames with recycled cardboard, glue for art on paper

These three frames cost me nothing to make because I had everything laying around. The frames are really light and made with glue, wood, and cardboard. You could stack and glue cardboard in place of wood, if you don’t have access to work with wood. I used twine and a couple metal eye hooks on…

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Stacking and spinning bowls 

Work in progress from this weekends studio time 🙌 of painting, stacking, and spinning paper and clay bowl combinations.  I’m also testing a backdrop set (not just taking photos of my art objects on the table or ground). The new background features grass, two different color walls (I need light wall options too). I posted…

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Making paper bowls and healing my fear, anger, and grief

I’m sharing this art process in detail because it is an inexpensive and beginner skill level creative activity that can benefit others AND the end result is cool looking AND a bowl is a useful item in the home – even if you don’t paint it or do anything super artsy. ​​ I’ve been processing…

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How to design Black & White bead jewelry

This is a brief tutorial about how to design and make your own beautiful black and white bead jewelry. There are several steps involved with the process. I added in one color to my designs – and you can adjust as you like to match your vision. Step 1 Design the Black and White Beads…

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Collaborative circles and creative work – quotes (chapter 1)

quotes from, Collaborative circles friendship dynamics and creative work by Michael P Farrell Chapter 1 – Collaborative circles and creative work (Text to speech dictating/ refer to actual text for accuracy) A collaborative circle combines the dynamics of the friendship group and a worker. At the course a set of friends who, over a period…

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How to Create and Sell a Product Online

Today the internet is quickly growing as a consumer market. Not all products are suited for online sales. Creating a product specifically for online sales requires some creative thinking. There are several steps in the process and this article will cover, choosing a product and creating a prototype. Research Top Selling Online Products As you can see. from…

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