Gelli Prints Gone Wild...


I've been at it again...making gelli prints and layering them to create awesome papers! Have your tried the Gelli Plate yet? Grab your paints and get creative today!

Have a blessed day!


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Join me for Printmaker Pro: Press, Stitch and Stash to learn more about using the Gelli Plate!


J. Crew Meets My Art Apron...


I made my art apron a couple of years ago with the help of my friend Sandi and love it!  It is lightweight and comfortable and all the paint smears stand out on it but it needed a little pizzazz!

I have been hoarding some tops I bought years ago on clearance at J. Crew, thinking one day I would use them in an art project. I took the ruffles off of one of them and added them to the top and also to the front of the pockets.  I also added the scraps to the ends of the ties. I rather like how it turned out!


Printmaker Pro: Press, Stitch & Stash Workshop is Open!

Printmaker Pro:  Press, Stitch & Stash! - Grab your Gelli plate and join Roben-Marie for a class of instruction, inspiration and playful experimentation. Prepare to get messy as you become a Printmaker Pro.

Beginning with tips and techniques, we will PRESS our way to an amazing collection of layered backgrounds. We will STITCH two interactive minis and a portfolio where you can STASH your treasures!

Spend some time with Roben-Marie and learn to PRINT like a PRO!

NOTE: I will be teaching this class live at Whim So Doodle in St. Petersburg, FL on April 18.  Join me for an art-filled day of fun, inspiration, laughter, a kit filled with goodies from my stash and art line and I am sure chocolate will be in there somewhere! The on-line class will be given complimentary to all who attend the class at Whim So Doodle.



See video HERE on how to register for my classes!

My First Oil Painting...


I was so excited this past weekend, learning about oil painting from my friend Lorraine Bell.  She crammed a ton of information into a short period of time and while it was challenging, I loved working with oils.

We mixed our own paints and that was difficult at times when I just wanted to reach for the specific color I wanted.

Lorraine is an amazing talent and is such a generous and patient instructor! Thanks, Lo!

Have a blessed day!



My Sewing Machine...


I am often asked about the sewing machine that I use.  I have a Brother CS8060 that I bought many years ago and it was very inexpensive. I like it because it is light weight (I even put it in a carry-on bag once when I attended an art retreat in California) and has an automatic threading cartridge.  This one "really" does thread the needle.  The thread goes into the cartridge and then you place it into the machine at (top left), push down and voila - the needle has been threaded. 

I don't use special needles when sewing paper and I just make sure I get it serviced once every year or two to keep it working smoothly.

Have a blessed day!


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