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Wonderful Watercolor

Everybody loves watercolor. Now, before you start thinking that you don’t because of how difficult it is, and what a mess you can make if you don’t know what you are doing, here’s more what I am thinking. Everybody at least loves to look at watercolor. There is something so wonderful about all those brilliant

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Art Journal, Sheer Heaven Transfer, Inktense, and Toilet Paper!

In all of my art journal workshops and retreats, I stress the idea that you don’t have to finish any page before moving on and starting another one. Same with finishing one book before starting another. I currently have SIX volumes in action. I like it that way. I find this permission valuable because you

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iTangle Is Finally Here!!

My gosh . . . it’s finally finished. The first and only instruction book for tangling and doodling on your iPad. I am not a tangler nor a teacher of tangling. But I do know my way around the iPad pretty well (you’d think I should – after writing over 700 pages of iPad art

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Ho Ho Ho – Art Journaling We Will Go

A couple of months ago, on a whim, and because the Santa Fe Art Journaling Retreat was coming up, I did a post about my favorite artist-made art journaling bags – which I sell at my gallery. I said I would place a custom order and you all blew me away with your enthusiastic response.

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Perfect Art Journal/iPad Bag . . .

Here I go again – yet another way to schlep my art journaling stuff around. I have 28 excited folks coming to my art journaling retreat in mid September and they will spend six days capturing Santa Fe in their journals. They will have to carry their stuff It was surprising and exciting to me

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Welcome to the Ghost Garden

2013 has been my most challenging year in the garden – ever. We started the year with a prolonged drought, and then, a month ago, the monsoon season started with a vengeance. We have not had such a heavy monsoon season in several years and everyone is glad for the rain. But, as I mentioned

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REALLY Easy Art Journal Color . . .

Been trying to loosen and lighten up in my art journal/sketchbook because I have run into a problem. Since switching to the Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook with the wonderful cold press watercolor paper, and getting my magnetic watercolor kits set up, I find that I am not journaling – I am PAINTING. This is

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Magnetic Watercolor Box

I have been a watercolorist for 40+ years. For many of those years, I used nothing but tube watercolors, painted only in my studio, and only on 300 lb Arches watercolor paper. Seven years ago, I began painting in art journals and everything changed. Moleskine sketchbook pages were smaller – and did not handle moisture

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Art and Garden Ideas . . .

  I have been gardening in this place for so long, it amazes me that I come up with ways to do things differently every year. It is NEVER the same-old, same-old. I run five fountains which the birds and I all love, and three of them are terra cotta clay – consisting of a

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Talented Students Meet Great Art Pencils . . .

  Given that this Friday, March 15, is the start date for the second session of my Inktense, Soup to Nuts Workshop, I thought it would be good to show off some of what students in the current session are creating – because I am so pleased and amazed. So this is sort of a

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