Lyra Graphite Crayons come in a variety of hardnesses. I don’t think of them as traditional crayons because they are not waxy. But they are hefty like a crayon. It is like you are using a big solid piece of pencil lead. I love the 9B crayon as it gives a very dark line like […]
One of my favorite substrates is an altered book. I have been working with this book for a while. Books with images already in place act as collage elements without having to add them yourself. When you work around the images, it’s as if you are in collaboration with another person. I previously prepared the page […]
Let go of what others think of your work. My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” ~ Anthony Hopkins We care about […]
Do you ever have days that are low energy but you still want to be creative? In a previous post, I write about not waiting for the right time to be creative. In my story, I didn’t allow for those times when you are not 100% into the game. Sometimes I have the time to be creative, […]
A detailed look at a spread in one of my altered book art journals. The kids’ encyclopedia was purchased at a thrift shop and converted into a mixed-media art journal. On this page spread, I integrated the fish and ocean theme.