Wednesday, March 20, 2019

DIY ring organizer

I collect statement rings and I have a huge collection of them in all different shapes, colors and sizes. My collection has gotten so big that I now keep them all in a cereal bowl on a shelf in my closet. 

Recently I decided that it was time to get them organized and I grabbed things that I already had on hand to create a couple of ring organizers that I could store in my dresser drawer.

I used a drawer organizer for supplies and a bunch of foam curlers. 

The first step was to remove all the plastic from the foam curlers.

Next, I planned out how many foam curlers I needed to fit into the organizer. I glued them all together.

Then I painted the curlers with black acrylic paint and let it dry over night.

The last step was to glue the foam curlers into my drawer organizer. 


The result is a SUPER simple way to keep my rings organized, visible and easily stored in my drawers.







Monday, March 18, 2019

a peek inside my art journal




My latest online class Magazine Makeover is in full swing and I thought I would share a little preview of my art journal that is dedicated to only working over magazines. This process is such a fun way to play and practice using pattern, space, color and contrast!

Just a couple more days left to get in on the sale price for this this class and all my online classes! Link in profile






Monday, March 11, 2019

BIG sale this week!


Thursday is my birthday WOOHOO and it's a tradition around here to celebrate with a sale! All week long I've got everything in the shop marked down- online classes, handmade art journalsmessy pouches and more!

Head on over to the shop for all the good deals!


All online classes are marked way down.


I've got a fresh batch of homemade art journals on sale in the shop!


And a bunch of new handmade messy pouches.




Monday, March 04, 2019

creating in the space between


When working through sketches and doodles, never underestimade space, espcially the space in between your subject matter. My favorite way to work through a drawing (or doodle) is to make use of that in between space and fill it with colors and pattern.


I like to start with lines drawings. 
You could use any type of subject matter, even simple shapes will work!


Then I fill the space with all kinds of different colors and pattern (I love to use dots).


The color and the pattern in the space between the black and white flower drawings create a wonderful push and pull and immediately kicks up those simple line drawings!


Instead of putting your efforts into drawing your subject matter, try challenging yourself to instead focus your time and creativity on the space in between your subject matter.


Use you favorite supplies and colors and fill that space with areas of color, pattern, simple doodles, journaling, texture, etc.


If you use color in your line drawings, try selecting color that is contrasting from the colors that you use to fill the space.



Challenge yourself to fill all of the white space in between your subject matter.

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