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Altered Book Page June 20, 2010


I was so pleased with how this altered book page turned out!  I was having no luck with gel medium transfers, so I experimented with packing tape and came up with this altered book page created in a hardbound world atlas I found in the local thrift store.  If you would like to try packing tape transfers try this quick tutorial

Packing Tape Image Transfers


Believe in Yourself June 19, 2010

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Believe in Yourself, originally uploaded by Artenvy.

I painted this in an altered book I’m working on. I wanted to work on using acrylics and blending them when painting faces and figures so that i get the shadowing right. I found that the wetter you keep your paint the easier it is to blend. I have so much to learn and am enjoying every second of experimenting with different techniques and mediums. What
s your favorite medium for color and blending ability?


Today was my Birthday! March 6, 2010

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Digital ARt Background #1

I had a great birthday today.  I got a Wacom Bamboo Graphics tablet so I can start trying my hand at some digital art (Can’t Wait!!!).  I also got some fun new art supplies, a new moleskine journal and dinner out with my lovely family!  Funtimes!

I was just reading my first ever post on this blog and when I started I was hoping to post at least once a week!  I’ve failed miserably! I will be the first to admit that consistency is not my strong point!  I always have so much going on in my head I hardly know which way is up sometimes! I have also been completely immersed in my art journaling and Suzi Blu online workshop.  I just signed up for two more workshops too, so I’m hoping to post some more stuff as I go along.  I usually post everything on Flickr instead.  Oh well…

Only time will tell if I can actually make this a habit.  I’m a terrible writer! But tonight I feel like I’ve ended my Birthday evening on a good note!  Nighty Night, or I guess it’s now a good morning here!


February 10, 2010

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Suzi Blu’s Goddess & the Poet Workshop January 5, 2010

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I’m taking my first online art workshop! I’m so inspired and happy to finally be getting some instruction on drawing faces! I chose Suze Blu because I fell in love with her quirky, generous and upbeat nature. I highly recommend!

This was my first sketch, and I am quite pleased!

This is my first sketch in my beautiful moleskine journal that  I was so afraid to start for fear of ruining it!

Hear is the same sketch from above with added color and  background elements. I think her face looks too harsh, and I  messed up with part of her face!

Below is same journal page with added rub-ons that I went a little crazy with.  I’m contemplating whether I should try and tone them down a bit with added paint or something, but I’m afraid of ruining it!


How to Alter an Un-Liked Art Journal | December 15, 2009

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For anyone participating in Creative Everyday 2009, December theme  “Recycle”, here is a link to a wonderful article about creative ways to recycle old art journal pages that you just don’t like.  It’s an inspiring article and gave me lots of ideas for the future.  A perfect fit for December’s theme of “recycle”.

How to Alter an Un-Liked Art Journal |


My first attempt at an ATC card(s) December 8, 2009

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I love the idea of the Artists Trading Cards.  I just created my first two.  They are a lot of fun to create and I’m looking forward to doing more.  Here are the results:

And this one below still needs some work so it’s not complete yet, but I like it so far!