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Dura-Lar Butterflies

I love the look of stained glass, but my overflowing supply cabinet and relatively small studio space tell me now is not the time to learn a new craft! So, I tried painting on *Grafix Dura-Lar to mimic the effect for now. I used a combination of ink and acrylics and lined it with Pebeo relief outliner to get more dimension and a stained glass edge effect. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and because the Dura-Lar is more portable than a heavy window, I can move the… Read more Dura-Lar Butterflies

Hold Steady

Good Gravy. Nothing like a little pandemic to make every life choice seem both vitally important and totally inconsequential. I think everyone’s theme word for the year simultaneously shifted to Survive. Rightfully so. It’s hard to focus on “enlightened” needs right now. I mean, when your house is burning, who cares if the bed is made? None of us are in control right now, if we ever even were. It’s a lot for me, and for you and for everyone in the whole world. So what is an everyday person… Read more Hold Steady

Establish

Late last year, I posted about taking a “sabbatical year” to focus on my personal and professional creative work. Whether you call it Murphy’s Law or the universe saying “hold… Read more Establish

Santa Fe Artist Kit

Part of the fun of traveling is putting together my artist travel kit. It differs slightly for each destination, depending on space, weather and the trip’s planned activities. For this particular adventure, we are driving Southwest, so I made sure to have many desert-inspired colors to choose from, plus some metallics to accent. I didn’t want to include pastels or anything that might easily melt. Watercolor-infused paper and water-soluble pencils keep things versatile and compact. Even though we will have room in the car, I travel pretty light. I keep… Read more Santa Fe Artist Kit