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DIY Aluminum Star Christmas Ornaments

DIY Star Christmas Ornament

If you have a few aluminum pie pans left over after Thanksgiving for recycling, here is a simple DIY aluminum star Christmas ornament to make with them. What you’ll need: scissors a couple of empty aluminum pie tins thick needle embroidery thread (red or green) a small phillips screwdriver hammer (optional) First, cut off the bottom of the pan from the sides. This will leave you with a flat, circle of aluminum. Using a pencil, draw a star on it.…

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Two Ravens Painting

Two Ravens Painting

This little painting on light blue painted reclaimed wood is titled “Two Ravens Sit & Reflect IV.” I’ve drilled two holes in the end and strung some wire for hanging but I think it looks pretty cool sitting on a shelf with other fun items. For sale in my Etsy Shop UPDATE: SOLD

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Painted Magic Wand

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I love making things and collecting things. Sometimes I’ll see something and think to myself, I could make something out of that. That’s what I thought when I found this piece of cactus wood. I was thinking of maybe making a mobile out of it. But then I was moved to paint it. And then when I picked it up, it felt like a magic wand. I’m sure it’s filled with creative energy. 🙂 It’s for sale in my Etsy…

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New Digital Doodle Art Prints now available

I’ve started listing some of my new Digital Doodle Prints on Etsy. I love combining my Photoshop skills with my art! I’ve taken my original paintings, scanned them and then posterized and enhanced them with digital white doodles in Photoshop. I print them on a natural white canvas paper which has texture to it so they look like a real painting. They are unstretched canvas prints. I really love the look of them.      

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Be inspired – Secret to Life as an Artist series

What fuels your creativity? For me, it is nature, pattern, texture, color, swirling lines, symbolism, contrast, duality, energy, animals, flowers, forests, mountains, peacefulness, play, joy and….my list could go on and on. This is my Secret to Life as an Artist series and one principal to live by is “be inspired .” Fuel your creativity with this inspiration. We are all creative beings. We are all artists! Be inspired everyday. Here’s a little creative wording to remind you about fueling…

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A Quote I Like

“My tapestry would be draped on the wall of an ancient castle; it would have been started long, long ago and it has recently been discovered unfinished. It is a celebration of my life, my past lives, my dreams, insights and experiences…” – Polly

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A painted mailbox project

This mailbox came back into my life recently and I am thrilled to start using it as our family mailbox for our Prescott home. I painted this mailbox back in 2001 for the Creative Department where I worked. The project was to create a mailbox that could be used for the employee of the month. The special person would put it on their desk for a month while they were temporarily spotlighted. I was chosen, or maybe I volunteered, I…

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100 Blog Topics for Artists

This is a blog post of 100 Blog Topics for artists. It is for artists who are trying to come up with ideas for what to write about. I’ve noticed I’m not blogging as much as I have been in the past and it’s partly because I’ve been having a hard time thinking up topics to blog about. So I thought maybe there are other artists having the same problem and could use some help with Blog Topic ideas. There…

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See My Curiosity Cabinet

I came across a website called Trackingwonder.com There is a pdf one can get for free that is about 5 Ways to Rally Criosity, Delight & Dee[ Connnection into Your Creative Profession & Life. in a nutshell # 2 was: Keep a personal or professional curiosity cabinet I had an ah ha moment when I read the words Curiousity Cabinet. That is exactly what I made one time but never had a word or title for it. I just alled…

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Some of My Favorite Etsy Shops

I was just reminded today that not everyone knows about Etsy.com. I was talking with someone and they hadn’t heard of it. So I explained what it was. I’m sure my enthusiasm was shining through because if you know me, you know I love browsing Etsy! It’s fun to see what other creative people are making! Etsy.com is a place to find handmade items! It is the best place for finding all things unique and creative! To give as gifts…

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Whimsical Peace Tree Paintings

This time of year is a reminder to me to hold Peace in my thoughts and prayers for others and the planet. I’ve been feeling the peace and quiet around our house because we have lots of snow in the yard. It feels quiet and still in the morning. Peace has been on my mind lately. I find it very peaceful to look at the snowy trees. And the snow on the mountains. I hope it snows some more because it…

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