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Inspired by Rachel Greig

This piece was a perfect example of not having most of the materials that the artist Rachel Greig had when she did her video yet, making do anyway.Her example was a vintage looking piece. She started by putting 3 different shades of brown distress ink onto a mat, wetting it and then putting a piece of […]

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Inspired by Jodi Ohl

Jodi Ohl is a master at whimsical creatures so her video was all about creating a whimsical creature using certain media.This was realllllly out of my comfort zone. I’m trying to go through most of the videos and try something from each artist, but I almost skipped this one because it was so intimidating. Instead […]

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On Inspiration

You must think that is a really weird picture to put up on a post about inspiration. You’re probably right but, it was the beginning of a light bulb that went off in my head about inspiration so I figured I’d start with that.I was spending time at my daughters, helping her out after she […]

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Inspired by Mary Beth Shaw

Mary Beth Shaw is one of the first artists I watched online when diving into mixed media so she has a special place in my heart.Her work is very abstract and I’m not sure if in the beginning of my journey that I could have allowed myself to go create freely through the process without […]

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Inspired by Jimmy Leslie

This was an interesting inspiration because the what inspired me here was the use of a material. Jimmy Leslie did not create a piece from start to finish but, just encouraged us to use certain materials. One of them was modeling past, pushing it through stencils and I decided to go with that idea.I started […]

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Inspired by Mystele Kirkeeng

This is my second piece done from inspiration from Creative Jumpstart 2017. The artist was Mystele Kirkeeng and her style is a folk art mashup. She basically collaged all kinds of materials onto her background and them painted over them  using a face as a focal point. She instructed us to see what we can […]

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Inspired by Marsha Valk

This was a REAL jumpstart for me.I joined Creativity Jumpstart 2017 for the first time. It is a paid course with 24 artists presenting each day. All of us who joined are encouraged to create based on inspiration from the artist of that particular video/day.Today was the first day and I enjoyed watching the video […]

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Free at last

This piece took me a couple of weeks to create. I actually got this assignment from a magazine that my husband works for with the title to be Free at Last. (In the ​final piece I took the words off) It was to be a mixed media piece.I thought long and hard about what I wanted to […]

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Birds by the wall

I started this piece without any idea of what I was going to do. All I knew was that I had this cool piece from an old dishwasher rack that I saved from the trash wanted to use.  I lay that piece on my background and dabbed a grayish paint through the holesIt didn’t come […]

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How to Store Your Stencils

I’m pretty sure I saw this idea for stencil storage in a video by Carolyn Dube. I think it’s pure genius. The best thing about it is that you have a place to put your stencils after using them when they are wet. They used to get stuck to each other or on the table and […]

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