Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Funny Valentine: I Heart Zendoodle! with Mandy Russell

This Valentine-themed Zendoodle is sure to make you ask questions. It's got that bizarre, Alice-In-Wonderland or Tim-Burton-feel to it. Is the heart plant a good presence? Or not so good? With the crazy look on her face as well as her curly-Q tentacles, she seems to lean towards the creepy side. And that little bump of a bee? Just what are his plans???

Whatever your take on this garden scene is, it's sure to wow viewers. Plus the act of just doodling is itself such a joyful meditative process. So grab a pencil, a black Micron pen, a piece of drawing weight paper, a blending stump, and a cup of tea. Create your own little weird and whimsical Valentine-inspired landscape.



My Funny Valentine, Mandy Russell, OOAK Artisans

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mixed Media Mini Folder and Collaged Zine with Jean Stambaugh Peter

It was a true struggle to come up with just the right thing to share! But after a little digging in the stash I came up with something kind of fun and bright!! I know we all buy supplies, they were on sale , they were clearance, or maybe the were just for sale!! We have the best intentions but sometimes we put it away really well!! I ran across this package of 2 mini folders, and being in a zine state of mind, I felt this was perfect!! Besides I have not shared much of my collage work!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Salvaged Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Leah Tees

Hello all, it's getting pretty chilly up here in the great white north, and I can't help but sit and create when it's this cold!  Who wants to be outside in this weather?  Not me!


Salvaged Art Journal Page, Leah Tees, OOAK Artisans

Friday, January 12, 2018

Art around the World : INDIA with Maura Hibbitts

One of our goals is to share artists from around the world. To that end, this month we want to share with you a few blog posts by our friend, Maura Hibbitts of Maura's Musings.


Maura Hibbitts in India



This past September Maura and her husband travelled to INDIA! To say she enjoyed her trip is an understatement. The experience has influenced her life as well as her art. 




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tackling Creative New Year's Resolutions: Just Do It! With Mandy Russell

I'm not usually into making major New Year's resolutions. I've never believed that all of a sudden I'll commit to some big life changes simply because I'm writing a new number in the date section on my checks. I find it imposes more stress on me than necessary and often leads to a feeling of failure down the road. If you can do this, the more power to you!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mixed Media Refillable Journal with Jean Stambaugh Peter

What a project!! This was a breeze, the only idea I had when starting it was painting the fusible web!! Absolutely no idea from there, but it took my hand and showed me the way it wanted to go!!


Jean Stambaugh Peter, Mixed Media Refillable Journal, OOAK Artisans