Meet The Artist – Betty Guffey Richardson

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday! Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a wonderful, sweet and caring artist who is not only extremely talented but also very supportive of, and encouraging to other artists. Please meet Betty Guffey Richardson Who is, “BETTY”?  Tell us a little about yourself. This is a hard question […]

Someone Please Tell Me How….

Please, could someone tell me how I started today’s painting with soft pastel colors and a very light hand…. and ended up with this…. ?????? Please click to see a larger version of this loose 9×12 inch journal page worked in acrylics, colored pencil and ink. There was a serious disconnect between what I thought […]

Art Journaling – Observations

Hi my friends. It has felt so strange not to be posting every day.  I did force myself to take a short break from the blog.  I felt I needed it after the intensity of the thirty paintings and postings in September. I’ve been focusing more on my art journal over the past few days […]

Collector of Memories

Collector of Memories Loose journal page Mixed media using Faber Castel Gel Sticks, acrylic paint, gesso, stamps, tissue paper, etc., on 9×12 water color paper. The message: “Everyday moments become cherished memories” “collector of memories” “Remember the wonderful parts” I started this to practice relaxing about “messy looking” backgrounds. … I made myself stay away […]

What The Paint Splatters Revealed

On April 1st, I splashed some paint on one of my journal pages.  I’d seen an exercise on a blog somewhere, (for the life of me, I can’t remember where, I’ve visited so many blogs lately), where you splatter paint on a page and let it dry, then go back later and see what you […]

Art Journal – Let It Bloom

Get swept away in your imagination.  Let it bloom. I’m working on being more comfortable with my painting.  What looks like a mistake doesn’t have to be, or it can be painted over.  When I work digitally, I always have the security of the undo or delete a layer.  I have to get comfortable working […]

She Had Faith In Herself

A new girl I painted over the weekend. I cut her out when I finished painting her.  I painted a background page and added her to it, along with some scraps, sentiments and washi tape.  I painted over it more than once.  I struggle with mixed media backgrounds so this was a great exercise for […]

Art Journal – Your Best Friend

I’ve started Tamara Laporte aka Tam Willowing’s free course,  ‘Art, Heart and Healing’  over at It’s exactly what I need, especially after the doubts and fears that went through me before I started working on the inspiration block I shared with you last week. The first lesson wasn’t easy.  Tam makes you face the negative […]

Crudoodle – Home on The Hill

Happy Monday everyone! This week’s stamp is a house, but not any old house.  This house is a home. This week’s Free Crudoodle Digital Stamp is a Home on The Hill. To save Home on The Hill to your computer, please click on the images above, then, right click on the picture, and save to your […]

Art Journaling – Week Five, What Is The Use of A Book

Week Five Journal Detail This week’s art journaling class with Jenny and Aaron of Every Day is a Holiday had me excited.  It wasn’t just looking at Jenny and Aaron’s gorgeous pages or drooling over the desserts featured on them, this week was all about using black and white, leaving lots of white space and […]

Art Journaling – Class Three and Four

The answer is Yes! Yes, I am still doing the art journaling classes with Jenny and Aaron of Everyday is a Holiday… very slowly.   Week Three took me longer than I thought it would.  It developed very slowly.  There were days that I stared at the pages, did nothing and put the journal away. […]