Create Your Own Digital Ink Stamp Brush in Photoshop

I thought it would be fun to share a simple little technique that I use when I want to create an Ink Stamp effect in a digital way.    I thought it would be a really cute idea if I were  to create my own planner sticker pack from selfies I had taken in various expressions […]

Art Dolls: To Sell or Not to Sell?

  Yesterday I had a really lovely lady contact me and ask me if I ever sell digital images of my art dolls, so that others could use them in their own art. She sited a couple of art doll examples of which I have been sharing my process of creation on my Periscope shows. […]

A Peek into my Messy Studio & Creative Process

I am continuing my newest journey into the world of Periscope Live Stream broadcasting and I think I may be starting to get the hang of it.  Today I was able to broadcast two separate scopes with no nervousness at all.   This is a first for me! I  think I have determined that I am […]

Creativity as Active Meditation – I Confess I Play With Dolls

Most of my weeknights are devoted to “me time” where I may write or create art, either on my computer or craft table, or curled up in a comfy chair in my studio.  I know that I am blessed to have this opportunity for self-reflection at this time in my life. Not many in the […]

Understanding the Creative Process

All of life is a creative process and everything in the natural world is subject to life cycles, including us.   Nature demonstrates that there are very distinct cycles in life, seasons of change, that  we also go through in our own lives and our creative process.   A seed becomes a sprout and then it becomes […]

Beautiful Mess

One of the things I love about digital art is that I don’t have to worry as much about the mess I make of my art.  Computer art can be very precise art with no sticky glue blobs, ink blots or bad cuts.  A person like myself, who has very poor fine motor skills and […]

My Studio & Home Office

I know I love to see the creative space of other artists and designers so I thought I would share my own.   I spent a good hour cleaning it up thinking we had company coming but got a last minute cancellation due to unexpected illness.  So now I have the afternoon to myself and before […]

Creative Chaos

I thought it might be interesting to document the creative process involved with one of my art journal pages.  I suspect that this will change dramatically as I build up my supplies and develop new skills. 1.  A few weeks back I created some texture brushes for photoshop by laying down a whole bunch of […]

Is This Normal?

So at about 10 pm last night I decided to see if I couldn’t get another art journal page done, or at least started.  I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it but I wanted to take a crack at using a new product I created yesterday for my shop.   That involved printing […]