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Monday, June 18, 2012


An art journal page I did with my mixed-media students.  I give them instructions and then we all work together.  It's a lot of fun.  The birds are cut free-hand from scraps.  Lots of stamping and paint in the background.  Hope you like it.  Let me know what you think.  I love hearing your comments.

Friday, June 15, 2012


This is the cutest thing and so easy to do I just had to share it.  You could do any word or name and what a special thing to do for someone's birthday.  I think I'll have to do this for my grand kids. Enjoy.

Friday, June 8, 2012


If you are into beading and jewelry you'll want to check out this free online mag.  I love anything free so I'm always interested in online free.  Some beautiful stuff here.  Enjoy.  Coleen


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Live Studio - Image Transfer Techniques

I've done a little of this, but I found this article quite helpful. The ideas are communicated quite simply and the instructions are good. It includes various techniques for transferring images to paper, fabric, wood and more. Then there are also links and directions to further study the subject. http://www.ebsqart.com/Education/Articles/Mixed-Media-and-Collage/9/Live-Studio-Image-Transfer/37/

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cards from Ukraine

I made these cards just playing around in my upstairs studio. The one in Russian says, "It is your choice," referring to Joshua 24:14c: "As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord." This has always been our family verse. It's not something that we just decided one day, but it came from years of living it, grateful for all God has done for us and thus giving back out of that gratefulness. We have been blessed beyond measure. Does that mean we haven't had troubles or been tested through various challenges? Of course we have, that is life on earth, but we chose to keep hearts of thanksgiving in all things because we know we are so loved. Zephenian 3:17 speaks of that love: "The Lord your God is in your midst," A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in his love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy."
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