October 2017 Challenge Theme

October 2017 Challenge Theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “trick or treat”, using any medium Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no obligation to enter. There are no prizes or winners for … Continue reading

September 2017 Challenge Theme

September Challenge Theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “machine”, using any medium Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no obligation to enter. There are no prizes or winners for this challenge. … Continue reading

August 2017 Challenge Theme

august 2017 challenge theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “catch a wave”, using any medium Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no obligation to enter. There are no prizes or winners for … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #16

first experiments with Nikolina's pixie cane tutorial

Creative Block Buster #16 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Play!!! It’s all too easy to get into a rut of working with the same tried and … Continue reading

July 2017 Challenge Theme

July 2017 Challenge Theme

The Challenge is to: Create something that represents the theme, “birds of a feather”, using any medium Can be birds, feathers, nests, etc…..anything related to birds Can use any colors, texture, pattern, or technique Can be any size or shape Note: This is completely optional and you are under no … Continue reading

A Valentine Treat

free vintage valentines images

A Free Gift for You This collection of lovely vintage valentine’s day card images were scanned from my personal collection (the cards belonged to my Grandmother). The cards in this collection are from between 1919 – 1922 and are therefore in the public domain. These images can be used in … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #15

tools

Creative Block Buster #15 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Pick a random tool or supply Creatives tend to collect tools and supplies. These things range from … Continue reading

Creative Block Buster #14

hand-lettering class

Creative Block Buster #14 What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Take a Class or Workshop Learn a new technique or something entirely different. Besides picking up a … Continue reading

July Challenge Theme Entry #1

July Challenge Entry Beth Sullivan

Artist: Beth Sullivan, D.O. URL: Beth is currently working on rebuilding her stock of jewelry and home decor items after her first ever craft fair so that she can open an Etsy shop. When she does, I’ll post the link. About the Artist/Entry: Beth shared these beautiful Steampunk polymer clay … Continue reading

Color Palette Sources – Part Two

color palette sources part 2

Yes, I have more color palette sources for those of you looking for inspiration. You can find Color Palette Sources – Part One here. Color Palette Sources – Part Two ColorWorld (lots of great color and fashion trend inspiration) colourQ (this blog posts a weekly color palette challenge for scrapbooking, … Continue reading

Tips For Working With Color Palettes

tips for working with color p alettes

Color Palettes as Inspiration When looking for inspiration, color palettes are the go-to source for many. We collect color palettes like they were trading cards and devote Pinterest boards to them. We are drawn to palettes that reflect our personal color preferences, whether we are consciously aware of it or … Continue reading