Friday, October 07, 2016

October Fun

Wow, hard to believe it is October already. With that comes another month where it is my honor to pick the sticks of fate (as Shel would call them) for our art journal challenge. If you don't know what that is. let me tell you. I teamed up with three other fab crafters Shel C of Paper Ocotillo Studio, Lizzie of Lizzie's Workshop and Sheri of Cards and More by Sheri to create a monthly Art Journal Challenge group on FaceBook. It has been exciting to watch this community grow. We have great fun and there are giveaways each month. Come spark your creativity and see what the sticks of fate have in store for us this month. Don't have time to make a page with all ten steps???  Remember we have also added an ATC challenge to help you get your mojo working.

If you keep watching, I will be posting my take on the ATC challenge next Friday.

Anyway, I wanted to share this month's challenge tag I made for Tag It Tuesday.
This is another fun challenge group you may have an interest in.. Here is a video of my process.

And just one last thing before I go. I was playing around with India ink and made this elephant for my daughter's birthday.

Anyway, I hope you are all well and ready for a fun Fall. I think I need to go find some cider and an apple donut. lol Hugz

Friday, September 30, 2016

My Journey

Hello Fellow crafters. Today was an eventful day. We posted our Pick A Stick challenge video on YouTube and one of the Fab4 creators, Lizzie, had a beautiful new baby boy. What could be better. The complete playlist for the challenge can be found here and the Facebook group is Pick a Stick Challenge.   I hope you can join in the fun.

On another note, some of you may know I am a coach for Fun Stampers Journey. Many crafters ask about selling their work that is made with stamps and stencils that they purchase. Here is Fun Stampers Journey Angel policy. Just another reason why I love this company.

Angel Policy( 9.30.16)

Fun Stampers Journey encourages its Journey Coaches and customers to use our products in projects. 
The company allows you and your customers to sell your hand-stamped cards and projects at a variety of outlets (retail stores, online, craft events, etc.) as long as each is hand created. We discourage our Journey Coaches from selling digitally or electronically reproduced projects. It should be understood that the projects for sale are the creation of the Journey Coach or customer, and not products sold by the Company. 
We encourage the use of Fun Stampers Journey products in the creation of projects to be submitted to publications or online; please ensure product credit is given to the Fun Stampers Journey brand.

If you want to know more about the company and what they offer, click the page link in the title bar above. There are some Amazing deals in October.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Artist Challenges

Hello everyone,
I never thought of myself as a person who always has to take a dare, but recently I have been confronted with a lot of challenges. Not just life challenges but artistic challenges. I think some of you know what I'm talking about but if you don't let me explain. Many groups on Facebook have these challenges or prompts to use to help you create on a daily basis. Well let's just say I find all of them interesting. And then I have a group of friends who are also artistic who prod me in the direction of creating on a more regular basis. I know ideally, this is only going to help me grow in my art. but I think I also need to step back once in a while and reassess the things that I am doing. 
I took on the prompts for two months doing an index card a day. While I think it was beneficial, I also feel that two months on one project is a long time when it's a daily project. Additionally while I was doing the two month project I had monthly and weekly challenges to meet. I apologize I haven't spent a lot of time blogging because I was making art and sharing a lot of it on my Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube.

So I've been trying to do several other Facebook groups. There are challenges from international crafters who post both weekly and monthly prompts. And then there is a group that does a mermaid every month and Mission Inspiration and 29 faces...see what I mean. I've also been trying to do a few collaborations with some of my friends. Sheri has a new Facebook group called Tag It Tuesday. She posts prompts for the month and we all create tags based on that. And we cannot forget about pick a stick challenge. That's a journaling group three of my friends and I started that gives 10 prompts for a page each month. It was just the four of us at the beginning of the year and now we have a group of over 600 art journaler.

Additionally Shel C and I have been doing some Gelli print collaborations. Here are a few pics. You can find the complete play list on YouTube. We have another week of fun planned there.
So I hope you understand, dear readers, that my challenges include finding the time to blog. It is always something I want to do but then the studio calls to me. If you want to see more than what you are following here, you can also find me in these other places.
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