Easy Project With Marabu Art Crayons

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Rainy day here and the big dog is having some major issues. I have a feeling we aren’t going to have him much longer. Although I’ve thought that before. Seriously, he is like 13 or 14 years old. He doesn’t understand why Mark can’t take care of him right now or that he is too… Continue Reading


Let’s Look at School Supplies Differently

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School supplies. They are everywhere right now. Today I want to talk about school supplies in regards to our art making. And since this is an Art on a Shoe String post everything I talk about is going to be affordable. And mostly likely on sale right now. I am going to start with the… Continue Reading


Brea Reese and Piñata Alcohol Inks

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The colors are wonderful! Bright and bold, yet they can also be subtle and soft. Whatever you need them to be – these alcohol inks fit the bill. This piece began with Rose and Lavender Brea Reese alcohol ink drops – two each – into some isopropyl alcohol on my 5″ x 7 ” piece… Continue Reading


Affordable Paints for Art

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Ready for another Art on a Shoe String post? Actually I posted this on The Creator’s Leaf almost three years ago and I wanted to pull it back out. Art doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, many artists don’t have the dollars to spend on expensive name brand paints. I don’t always have the… Continue Reading


More Brea Reese

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I gotta say I love these Brea Reese Alcohol Inks. For one thing they don’t give me a headache from the fumes. And that is a big plus in my opinion. And the colors are gorgeous! I know I told you I’d show you all the rest of my playtime work in one post –… Continue Reading


Full Hip Replacement √

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What can I say but thank you, Lord, it’s over and Mark is getting better. We left Monday for Fort Kent, Maine, where an awesome doctor named Lapinsky did a full hip replacement on Mark Tuesday morning. Yayayayay!!!! We finally have the solution! The first thing I noticed as I drove up to the hospital… Continue Reading


Brea Reese Alcohol Ink Play

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I just don’t feel like drawing anything today. Hahaha! Haven’t really felt like drawing much in awhile. I have to make myself sit down and do it, but today I don’t feel like it. I do have something great to show you today, though. Something fun and pretty and easy even. I have been wanting… Continue Reading


Dragonflies All Around

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At Tangle All Around on FB we have been creating dragonflies. The dragonfly represents transformation and change, something we all want to see in our lives. We want to continue growing, changing, developing, becoming the best selves that we can be. Dragonflies symbolize hope for all of us. Today I want to share what the… Continue Reading