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Dealing with Creative Blocks

If you are feeling uninspired, in a creative rut, missing the muse... please know that this is temporary. I have some thoughts about how you can get yourself back into the creative habit. So I'll preface this by saying that I have been doing art just about every day for a decade. I've got a zillion projects in process -- art journals, drawing journals, lettering journals, painted papers, index card collages, everything in various stages of completion.

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Interplanetary Chandeliers

Hi there! This is my 3rd post where I share my 365 project with you! I'm multitasking, if that's the word? Batching. Grouping. Lots of different cards with lots of different things going on simultaneously. Each day I look at the cards and make a split second decision to call some of them done. This week I worked in ink again, with stitching on some cards and also a tiny bit of acrylic paint entered the picture.

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Daisy Yellow Zine #17: Kick-Start Your Art

At Daisy Yellow I focus on the value of doing small art projects every day, how sticking with your art practice helps you build your drawing, painting, collaging, design and brainstorming skills so that you can do the art that you really want to do. The focus of Issue #17 is getting the inertia to START and KEEP GOING with your art. This is a digital magazine with 26 pages of colorful artwork & essays about creative work. 

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Green clouds and ink blots.

Creative people thrive on making stuff. Real stuff. Intangible stuff. Imaginary stuff. Cinnamon strudels, photographs, patterns, apps, scarves, ceramic chop stick holders, novels, accordion books.... But having to do a specific thing on a specific day can feel stifling sometimes, can't it? It just feels like another rule. And I'm not much of a rule follower in terms of my art. 

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365 Somethings 2018: Getting Started

Happy new beginnings, my friends! It's been very busy around our house with college applications and holidays... but we cannot forget about ART!!! It is always there, behind-the-scenes, the scaffolding that keeps me balanced. I wanted to tell you all about the 365 Somethings Project I'm doing with Hanna Andersson in 2018! This is NOT your typical 365 project... BECAUSE it can done on your own schedule, NOT structured as one per day! 

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If You Can Make Jell-O You Can Make a Gelatin Printing Plate

It's easy peasy to make a handmade gelatin plate and print an eclectic stack of hand-printed papers. Gelatin prints become fodder for my collage work . Gelatin printing is calming, meditative and energizing like cut + paste therapy. It starts with curiosity, wondering what on earth will happen, playing with surface masks, and the unpredictable, imperfect nature of the output.

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