Friday, 29 July 2022

No Sew Art Journal - Art Journal Flip through and Make Your Own!

Welcome to my One Sheet Art Journal where I will be sharing with you a flip through of a selection of Art Journals and then showing you how to create one yourself. Check out the video above.  I love these mini journals as they are so easy to create and you can create so many different themed journals to use.

These are the journals that I am going to show you how to create

I start out by using a scrap piece of A4 paper from your recycling pile - this will be covered eventually so it doesn't matter what it has on it.

I use a range of supplies - and I suggest you go into your paper stacks and see how you can use them up on the pages.

After they are created I add paint - I find water color paints to be really easy to use - you just have to be mindful of how much water is on the brush.  You will then add any stickers, ephemera or words that you may have to add.
Here are a list of the supplies
  • Sheet of paper, - can be recycled paper from your stash
  • Background paper, I used ones that I had stamped images on - sign up to one of My Free courses and get a selection of art background papers to print out -
  • Water Colors/paints of choice (amazon have a wide variety to choose from -


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Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Garden Stroll - Time to be Present


In todays video we take a stroll around the garden.  It is important to spend time just being present, seeing how things are growing, watch the bees as they make their way round from flower to flower, see the birds chase one another and hear their chatter.

Awaken the senses in your green space where you can, combined with the sunshine and a cool breeze all make for providing you with wonderful therapeutic benefits.

While you are there check out some of the other videos of plants that are growing in the garden.

How Does Your Garden Grow

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We take our inspiration from the garden, and the plants that you find, looking at the shapes and patterns and then we take what we have into our studio spaces and create mixed media art designs.

You also get a selection of background pages and downloads of images - plants, coloring book, patterns, and a digital print of the art produced for use in your own creativity

Stay blessed and be a blessing!

Monday, 18 July 2022

Material Mondays - Working with Fabric Paints


Welcome to Material Mondays this week where we look at working with Fabric paints to create designs on our fabric pieces.  You can check out the video above.

You can use them as a layer on your fabric or as a finishing touch.  I like to add stitching as well as other elements.

Today I share how I use the fabric paint to lay down color and then add mark making and other designs using a range of different brands.

I also use stencils and sometimes stamps creating on the surface of the fabric.  I use the metallic dimensional paint to add highlights on the surface of the fabric rather than have the dimension.  This piece will then have either some more mark-making done on top or I might draw a figure.


Material Mondays

You can also check out some of the other videos in the Material Mondays Series below.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

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Friday, 15 July 2022

Mixed Media Art Wall Hanging - and Weekend Creativity


This was a lovely piece to work on and I got to recycle some cardboard and beading that I had in my stash.  It makes for a lovely little wall hanging, I used burlap rope, you can use chain, add beading and ribbon.

Third Saturday Art

You can also join us for Third Saturday Art

Join us every Third Saturday of the month for an art prompt, organized by Martha also known as Ayala Art​ on YouTube - and a group of artists who love to create. You can click the button to be notified. My theme that I am working with in my art journal this month is 'rainy day' full of texture. 

I work intuitively so you see the page unfold before your eyes as it comes to me, I will explain more in tomorrows post. Be great to see you there! 

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Monday, 11 July 2022

Material Mondays - Working with Fabric Pens


Welcome to Material Mondays this week where we look at working with Fabric pens to create designs on our fabric pieces.

You can use them as a layer on your fabric or as a finishing touch.  I like to add stitching as well as other elements.

I share with the a selection of fabric pens that I use, they come with different nip sizes for different effects that you may want to create on the fabric.

Amazon has a wide selection of fabric pens that have dual uses - you can check some of them out here -

Material Mondays

You can also check out some of the other videos in the Material Mondays Series below.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

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Saturday, 9 July 2022

Artsy Second Sunday - Art Journal Page - Sunshine


Feel the Sunshine art journal page for Artsy Second Sunday.  An art collaboration with several artists who share their ideas via monthly prompts, we all really enjoy creating art and using a variety of different art materials.

Join us on Sunday and catch us live and join in the creative chatter.  This page uses a lot of texture and was fun to create.

Check out some of these Courses while you are here, and some of the FREE courses on the course platform.

Friday, 8 July 2022

Meet the Artist - Sir Karni - Musician!!

Meet the Artist

Happy Friday, in 'Meet the Artist' I share with the the work of Sekani Springer - known as Sir.Karni.

You can connect with his music HERE


Fabric Art Journal

You can also check out this weeks Fabric Art Journal Video

Also make sure you check out the Art Resource Hub to see some of the current offers for July.  You can check it out HERE

July Offers/Discounts - Art Resource Hub


Check out the Art Resource Hub for July and see some of the offers available and the Free Courses.  You can click on the links below to go directly to the offers.

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Intertwined - Book Review

Book Review - Intertwined

I shared this book in my Arts and Wellness Café, and you can check out the video above, if you are into Yarn you will love it, with many projects for you to try and different ways in which to combine yarn.  You can check it out on Amazon - HERE  

I will be trying some of the projects and letting you see them in my Material Mondays episodes where I work with fabric projects.

Let me know if you have it and what you think.


Art and Spirituality Summit

My session went live today on the Art and Spirituality Summit and you will be able to see if for the next 3 days.  It is Free to join the summit and there are 28 teachers that are sharing their insights as well.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Material Mondays - Fabric - No Sew

Welcome to this weeks episode of Material Mondays, where we take a look at a no sew mini project that you can do, especially when you want to work with fabric but not the needles.

You can equip yourself with fabric glue and do a few projects where you are attaching fabric together or working with paint to create designs.  

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Saturday, 18 June 2022

Third Saturday Art - Celebrating Fathers Day

Come and join us for Third Saturday Art which starts at 12pm Saturday.  A time where a group of artists share their creativity and create a journal page.  Check out my image for Fathers Day.

Also looking forward to the Art and Spirituality Summit which starts on Monday


Friday, 17 June 2022

Capturing Beauty - Online Class



In this class, you will look to your favorite artists, fashion illustrators, vintage fashion designers, along with your own work to fuel your imaginations.

You will be creating color studies, abstract explorations, figurative work, and a portrait.  This class is all about creating from what you LOVE and allowing yourself to play! It's about capturing the beauty you see and incorporating it into your ART! 

Who is this class for?

Renee believes that by taking the time to collect your ideas, gather inspiration, and dream of the work you want to create is an essential part of the creative process. If you want to overcome creative hurdles, stay on the path to developing your voice as an artist, and learn new techniques.

By devoting yourself to your ideas and your art, you will unlock your potential and create genuinely authentic work.

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Thursday, 16 June 2022

Art Journal Flip - Mini Art Journal


What do you do when you want to work with glitter?  You make a mini art journal that you can create and play in as you check out the video above.

I love creating art journals and finding ways to add all the amazing toppers and papers that I have.  In this journal I have been experimenting with glitter and using stencils, don't think I will ever run out of glitter, but it does get every where - even saw some on the dogs face!

 If you love creating with papers and glitter having a small journal that you can add to on a regular basis can be enjoyable and be part of your artist date!  You also get a sneak peek of an art journal that I went to town with the glitter on lol!

This one had to be created in layers to allow it to dry, but it was a lot of fun.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Mixed Media Art Collaborations

In the Mixed Media Art Journals today I will be sharing with you how you can create texture in your art journal.  You can use some of the elements that you might have already and use it as a backing for your pages.

You can get some really great effects when laying them on your art journal.  Come and join me to see how I created this double page spread

Check out some of the free resources that I have on my course platform that you are able to access

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Arts and Wellness Café - Inspired living

In the Arts and Wellness Café, this month the word is Inspired and comfort, we will be checking out some great creative ideas and resources.

Check out the video below...

In the café this month I share a textile project, book review, art journal and more!  We also look at the things that can keep us inspired and also provide elements of comfort.

We take a look at this work in progress that will eventually be a wall-hanging.  It is made up of Shibori tie dyed fabric, painted fabric and stitches.   I am hoping to add some embellishments on the piece as well.

You get a flip through of this mini art journal.  I had created a variety of toppers that were looking for a home, I also experimented with glitter and stencils in places.

These smaller art journals are great for all those smaller toppers that you may have that want to be put to good use and you.  You will also hear the 'Tip and Question of the week'  Looking forward to having you join me.

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