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Painting From Another Inspiration Stack

Painting From Another Inspiration Stack I enjoyed painting from the inspiration stack, which I shared with you last week, so much, that I decided to do it again.     I loved the words in the text piece of paper:  “Waiting in the wings.  Awash in feather she could easily be princess turned into swan”. […]

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From My Word Bowl -10

From My Word Bowl – 10 Last week’s Life Book 2016 lesson with Tracy Verdugo taught me a new way to find inspiration to create with.  She introduced me to “Inspiration Stacks”.  I love-love-loved the idea! What is an inspiration stack?  It’s torn sheets of ephemera, scrapbook paper,  magazine and book pages etc. which are […]

From My Word Bowl - Wk 4 words

From My Word Bowl – 4

From My Word Bowl – Week 4   This week, the words from my word bowl worked very well together and I was instantly inspired to paint a thoughtful, gentle face. Instead of reaching for a blank canvas or piece of paper, I instead looked through my “terrible” art pile. This is a pile of […]

From The Word Bowl Photo by Tori Beveridge

From My Word Bowl

  I know that I am not the only artist who looks for inspiration.  On my table is a bowl filled with words and phrases cut from magazines and print-outs of poems, quotes and stories that I’ve found while browsing around the web.  When I’m looking for inspiration, I pull  a few words from the […]

Artist Appreciation Month

This month is Artist Appreciation Month!  Did you know?  I wasn’t aware of it until recently, when I learned of if through another artist, Patience Brewster. If you have followed my blog for more than a year, you’ll know that one thing that I enjoy doing is introducing you to other artists.  Seeing as this […]

Day Eight – Thirty Paintings in 30 Days

After yesterday’s fumblings in watercolor, I went back into my comfort zone today with a mixed media piece. Found Heart by Tori Beveridge It started with doodling and finished with acrylic, watercolor pencils, Faber Castel Gel Sticks, rub ons, stamps and ink on 4×6 watercolor paper. Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day 8

Journey, My Word for The Year

I don’t know where I first heard about the one word concept.  One word to use as my theme for the year, to create around, use as inspiration, dream about, meditate on and be and do. I do remember that I simply adored the idea.  To me it’s so much more possible than New Year’s […]

New Art – Ice Cream Inspirations, Wild ‘n Reckless Sherbet

Making the deadline for the fourth week of Twinkle Twinkle’s Summer of Color Two by the skin of my teeth.  It’s been a busy few days around here. This week’s flavor was Wild’n Reckless Sherbet, full of bright blues, greens and hot fruit punch pink. Wild ‘n Reckless Sherbet The wild took over in my […]

Artists Card & Tag Tuesdays – Christmas in July

Welcome to Artists Card and Tag Tuesdays. Artists Card and Tag Tuesdays is not longer running.  Thanks! July’s Theme is Christmas in July This week’s Inspiration is “Walking In A Winter Wonderland” Create an Art Tag or Art Card using the lyrics of Winter Wonderland for inspiration.  Then link your creation up below…. way below […]

Friday Art Feature – Mainili

It’s Friday and time for another Art Feature.Meet this week’s Featured Artist Mainili Artist, Mainilihttp://mainili.com/  What medium do you use and why?  First I started with graphite – like many artists, but then I fell in love with watercolor. I recently discovered the magic of digital painting. I sometimes use acrylic in my paintings with […]

Fairy Art Inspiration – Mairead Nesbitt

Today, I’m painting fairies and watching and listening to Mairead Nesbitt of Celtic Woman for inspriration.  It’s like watching a fae come to life.   Mairead Nesbitt of Celtic Woman Even Disney Studios agrees.  She is the solo Celtic Violinist,  on the Joel McNeely score, for both Tinkerbell and Tinkerbell and The Lost Treasure.  The video […]

Artist Blog Hops For You To Participate In

Blog Hops are everywhere, food blog hops, sahm blog hops, craft blog hops, scrapbooking blog hops, etc. etc. What is a Blog Hop?  It’s a chance to have a list of blogs about a certain subject, all in one spot.  One blogger will host the hop on their blog.  You fill in a form on […]