Sketch Diary from Hahnemühle is Fun and Useful!

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You may remember this piece of art from a few weeks back. Seriously fun to do! Let me introduce you to a product from Hahnemühle that makes it easy to reinvent this piece down the road!  Recently I have been doing some product reviews for  Hahnemühle Fine Arts! They generously sent me product to try… Continue Reading


Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Experiment #zebrapen

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 There are some new kids on the block and they wanted to come out and play this week! This play session started with some awesome Bamboo Mixed Media paper from  Hahnemühle! The German paper company has been around since 1584! On Hahnemühle’s history page you will see the statement: Paper Makes the Difference! Truer words were never… Continue Reading




Koala Tools Circular Grid Sketchbook

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So I saw this new book on sale at the Dick Blick site, and thought why not try it out! The book comes with 60 pages of pre-drawn circles for mandala art.  Even though the ad says 60 pages, 120 surfaces – it really only has 30 sheets. I counted it. Twice. 30 sheets of paper… Continue Reading


School Supplies – Art on a Shoe String

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It is so that time of year again. Time for school supply shopping.  At our house, we home schooled for 12 years. School supply shopping was a never ending venture with so many educational items on the market. Eventually our home school career came to a close and I started looking at school supplies in a whole… Continue Reading



New Colors from Rangers – Alcohol Inks

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Fun news!!! Tim Holtz and Rangers have come out with six new alcohol ink colors! I received my set yesterday and went right to playing! Of course I used Yupo paper to work on. All pieces are 5″ x 7″. Above you see the new colors: amethyst, flamingo, and turquoise. Old colors used: shell pink and… Continue Reading


New Must Have Book for Tanglers

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 My tangling friend Genevieve Crabe has just released a new book. She is a master of color and here she has created a new book of . . . pre-colored backgrounds meant to be drawn on. Or tangled. And the best part? This is Volume 1! Here is a link to purchase her book on  Amazon…. Continue Reading


Dylusions Paints – New, Product Review

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Those of you who are faithful in following my blog already know how devoted I am to Dylusions Ink Sprays. I didn’t think color could get any better. But. I was wrong! (Wow! There’s a trash can. I don’t post that every day.) A couple weeks ago, I went to Walt Disney World, checked into… Continue Reading