Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Thinking Cap" with Sunday Postcard Art!

"You can have fun, but you must also put on your thinking cap every day."
-- Tommy Shaw

Hellooooo & Happy Sunday Postcard Art!

I'm excited to be playing host this week, and have suggested the theme of "Thinking Cap." 

Mine is inspired by my role as a homeschool teacher / parent, and the beautiful fact that school's almost out! It was our first year of Middle School - our 4th year homeschooling - and although very rewarding, there were definitely moments of stress; mostly coming from yours truly. Now that pool parties are starting to replace tutoring sessions, the 11-year-old's not the only one that's doing a happy dance around here. 

But I digress: won't you join us by trying your hand at postcard art? I'd love to see how you interpret the theme!

Check out all the details here. . . 

With Love,
Kristin xo


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Playing - But Not Actually Completing Anything - in my Art Journal

"We're all a beautiful, wonderful work in progress. . . Embrace the process!"
-- Nanette Mathews

New YouTube video is up!

Join me as I play - but not actually, technically, realistically finish anything - in my art journal.

I hope you enjoy the colorful, sparkly process:

With love,
Kristin xo

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tutorial: Water COLOR Bubbles!

"Novels are like paintings, specifically watercolors. Every stroke you put down you have to go with.
Of course you can rewrite, but the original strokes are still there in the texture of the thing."
 -- Joan Didion

The word is obsession. 

Total and utter obsession. All over a bit of water in a bubble.

But honestly, it is So. Much. Fun.  

Wanna know more? Check out the following video for details. . . . 

Please let me know if you try it! I'd love to see your play of color and water, and I dare you not to become as obsessed as I am. . . .

With Bubbles of Love,
Kristin xo

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mixed Media Resist: Vaseline & Stencils w/ Jessica Sporn Designs!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, 
 because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
— Walt Disney

Hellllooooo & Happy Design Team Thursday!

I'm especially excited for this one, as I played with an old mixed media technique - in a new way - for my latest project for Jessica Sporn Designs.

Remember the "peeling Paint" trick? How about trying it through stencils? Welllll, it works! And is totally fabulous through the "Borders 9J Stencil" by Jessica Sporn for Stencil Girl. . . .

Head over to Jessica's Blog for more pictures & the rest of the story. . . .

And if you try it, please let me know; I'd love to see how you played with the process!

With Love,
Krisin xo