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Inspired by Tori Weyers

abstract picture with gold looking like ducks

Will you believe me if I tell you that this is not an abstract picture of ducks on the banks of  a pond?Toris directions were to make  a flowing black line creating​ shapes. She filled hers in with gesso, paint and gold marks.I filled mine in with bits and pieces of green and blue dyed paper […]

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Inspired by Jamie Dougherty

painted butterflyon collaged, gessoed fabric pieces

The activity that Jamie did was quick and easy. She covered her page with material pieces, gessod over it  and painted an eye on top of the gessoed page. I glued down pieces of material as well. (I used a palette knife to do this. I then painted a layer of gesso on top of […]

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Inspired by Diana Trout

watercolor flowers

This piece is a no fail watercolor flower  garden. Diana does it on a 400 lb watercolor pad, but since I did not have that I  just did it in my Canson journal.I started by making some loose flower like shapes with my palette knife and gesso. I scratched some marks into the gesso while […]

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Inspired by Rae Missigman

abstract green journal page

I usually like to show some sort of process I went through as I follow these prompts, but this one just didn’t happen.Frankly, I can’t even remember exactly what I did. Rae just kept making marks and adding paint and stencils and collage papers and lines and that’s just what I did.I started as she […]

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Inspired by Catherine Scanlon

flowers in vase over newspaper

This project was simple and fun to do. I started by covering my page with ripped pieces of paper from a book. I then divided the page up into sections with a black marker. Each section got its own pattern also in black marker. I then drew a small flower pot, some flowers in it […]

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Inspired by Andrea Gomoll

flowers with dimensional paint

This piece looks totally different from what the artists Andrea Gomoll did,  but the basic steps were the same.I pushed gel medium through stencils and let it dry.I then took liquid watercolors (I only had golds and coppers) and let it flow over the whole page.She used 3D materials to create flowers​, so I went […]

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Inspired by Birgit Koopsen

mandala in journal page with ripped deli paper and black marker

For this inspirational piece I used the technique in a totally different way that the artist Birgit did. She used this technique to decorate a piece of furniture, a stool. I just used the exact same technique to fill up a double journal spread.I started by painting 2 pieces of deli paper 2 different colors. […]

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Inspired by Rachel Greig

coffee backgroud with neutrals and stamp of boy fishing

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

imaginary girl with ufo's in background

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

writing with skewer on black styrofoam tray

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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