More Marabu Alcohol Ink

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For the past few days I have been playing with Marabu Alcohol Inks and occasionally mixing them with Piñata Alcohol Inks. Today I want to show you a few more pieces I made while exploring this new product. For colors I went with arctic and caramel. Brown is another color I typically steer away from…. Continue Reading


A Marabu Study in Black

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It was a week for firsts. Actually several firsts but I want to show you one. First time ever creating with black ink. You know me. I am all about the bright and colorful, not so much about black or red or brown. You know. Boring colors. At least in my opinion. But this particular… Continue Reading


Thank You!

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Thirty-one days. Tangle All Around the World published 31 days ago and it is available worldwide on Amazon. When a new book is released, Amazon makes it eligible for the hot new release list for 31 days. I am so excited to announce for the 31 day span – Tangle All Around the World was… Continue Reading


Test Only

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Testing to see if post notifications are working again. Not posting any new content till this is fixed.


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