Saturday 26 February 2022

DIY Foam Stamps - Week 2 Art Journal Page - #the100dayproject


Here are the stamps that I used for Week 2 - I created this page with them. I have also used a selection of Distressed Inks, Neocolor water soluble crayons as well as black and white ink.

Art Journal page beside foam stamps

You can follow along for each daily stamp that is part of my #the100dayproject HERE

Join me on Patreon for behind the scenes and Patreon Only Content.

Friday 25 February 2022

Digital Art Papers for your Art Journals

I have shared my mixed media art taster pack and tag set which is free when you sign up to my mailing list, and is a way of saying thanks for joining me on the creative adventure..  

You can sign up for the mailing list HERE 

Having extra backgrounds can be so useful when preparing your art journal pages, creating your own tags and other creative activities.

As part of the digital kit you will receive the following:

as well as:

Would love to see how you get on with them, share them here or on Instagram and tag me @realityarts

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Loving, Healing, Creating Summit 2022


Come and join us on the FREE Loving, Healing, Creating Summit 2022 between the 2nd and 14th March 2022

You can feel so much better when you spend time doing a creative activity and it can have an amazing impact on your health and well-being.

I am one of the presenters in the Loving-Healing-Creating Summit running March 2-14.

You can learn more about Healing with Creativity at the summit and take part in a range of different activities including:

Journaling, Meditation, Art, Mindfulness and much more!

Register Today for FREE access from March 2-14 - You get free access for a limited time

If you want unlimited access you can have that for only $47 with the early bird special,

(until March 1, 2022).

Look forward to seeing you there

Loving Healing CreatingSummit 2022


Monday 21 February 2022

Hand Made Foam Stamps - Week 1

The 100 Day Project

So I completed Week 1 of the 100 Days of Handmade Foam Stamps.  I mounted them on foam board and have taken extra prints to put in my book for organizing them.

This is the piece of art that I made with them, I used Distress Stains, Drawing Ink and water soluble Neo Colors

Here is a video of the creation of the painting

Here I am creating a page with the handmade foam stamps from Week 1 of my stamps from my 100 Day Project.  

I would love you to join me.

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Art Journal and Creative Healing - Book Review

Have you ever thought of ways that you can use your creativity to enhance your health and well-being? I take a look in the book Art Journals and Creative Healing and how a selection of artists have used their creativity to assist them when they have gone through difficult even traumatic times. They use their creativity to express areas of their life and show the beneficial impact of creativity.

How do you use your creativity? I have always thought it to be an intrinsic part of my life, and try to do some creativity activity on a daily basis. The creative act is not reserved only for my art activities, but I also in how I may order things or develop features in the garden. Being grateful for even the smallest amount of time to pour into creative activities, and then making a list of all the things you can do, even if it is only sorting out your supplies
We have to value what we have and be mindful of exactly what we are doing that we gain benefit from.

You can also join me in the Arts and Wellness Café each month, where we look at ways to bring more creativity into our lives, sharing art journaling, reviews, art work and nurturing chats.

What is it you do to heal, sooth and nurture yourself in your creative practice?

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Filling the Creative Well Online Class - Early Bird Special finishes at Midnight AST

A Reminder If you have haven’t had the chance to look at my new course - Filling The Creative Well which will be starting on 1st March 2022 for 4 weeks, after this it is self directed but you will still have access to the Face Book group to connect with other artists.

Are you tired of listening to the negative voices when you go to create and can’t think of things to get you in that creative state of mind well the course is all about creating the systems and practices for you to continually be creative or think of creative things that you can do for yourself regardless of how much time you have.

It is currently on the Early Bird Price of $69 until 12 Midnight AST Tonight, and then it goes up to the regular price of $89


Some of the things you will do on the course include:

  • Creating your own backgrounds 

  • Creating your own ephemera for your art journals and art activities

  • Creating your own set of cards - for encouragement and motivation

  • Learn a selection of ways to encourage yourself with your creativity

  • Learn to repurpose your art work and create gorgeous collages

  • Learn mixed media art techniques to create bowls from fabric and paper

  • Learn to nurture yourself

  • Learn to use art and words to encourage yourself on a day to day basis and much more

You get several downloads to use in your creative practice

  • 90 Page PDF of Mandalas and Affirmations

  • Mixed Media Art Background Pages PDF

  • Encouraging Words PDF

  • Inspirational Shorts Audio

  • Daily words of self care PDF

  • Daily Questions to side step the critic PDF

  • Ideas and prompts for self care PDF

  • Phrases and Affirmations of Success PDF

Find out more HERE

Saturday 12 February 2022

100 Days of Handmade Foam Stamps

This year will be my second year participating in The 100 Day Project. A few years ago I did 100 Days of Pastels and really loved diving into a new art supply.

Check out my previous challenge 100 Pastel Paintings

It was challenging but you always come out the other end with newfound understanding, a body of art, and you do step out of your comfort zone every now and again.

100 Days of Handmade Foam Stamps

This Year for the 100 Day Project I am creating and finishing off my foam stamps.  

I have been creating a series of foam stamps that have largely been neglected and some half completed so I will be completing them to use in my art journals and other projects and then ordering them so that I know what stamps I have.

I look forward to sharing this creative adventure with you and would love to know if you will be taking part as well.

At the end of each week I will show you the stamps for the previous 7 days and a video of how I would use them in a mixed media project.  If you want to see them daily you can hop on over to my Instagram page HERE  I hope you join in, let me know what you will be doing

The Challenge kicks off tomorrow

Thursday 10 February 2022

Mixed Media Art Doll - Video

Journal Dolls

How do you create a paper doll for your art journal?

In my latest video we take doll templates and create a figure on the page. Thank you to all those who joined the premier.

This is the speeded up version of making the mixed media art dolls, if you would like to see the full version where I talk through the process you can check it out HERE


Online Courses to check out

You can check out a series of online courses on the left hand side of my blog, or see the links below.

Filling the Creative Well - Creating your mixed media tool kit

One BadAss Art Journal - Release your Inner Badass!

Book Of Days - Art Journal Deep Dive

Creative Jumpstart - Everyone can be Creative

A Year of Color - Year round inspiration

You can catch the full video on my Patreon Page

Monday 7 February 2022

One BadAss Art Journal Course and More!


The One BadAss Art Journal Course has officially started today and as one of the artists I am really excited to see you join us and share how diving into your creativity makes you feel absolutely fantastic!  

This is my fifth year of the course, and it is always a pleasure connecting with the other artists and students as we share how art and creativity inspires and motivates us. 

Here is a sneak peek for you of my session below - I use quite a bit of color, collage material, encouraging words and we bring it together around a simple image - you can substitute for an image of your choosing - bird, butterfly, flower - totally up to you.

I love creating using layers and this was a lovely.  We start out by creating a background using our favorite supplies.  There is a pdf download for you to use as well which includes encouraging words and images of the bird for you to make use of as well.

I hope you join us, it is always a lot of fun on Tiares courses and we always leave inspired and stretched and learn a lot of great techniques from each other - whether you are a teacher or a student.

You can learn more about the course HERE 

Come and join us and Release your inner BadAss!


Other Classes to Check out

Filling the Creative Well - Creating your mixed media tool kit

Book Of Days - Art Journal Deep Dive

Creative Jumpstart - Everyone can be Creative

A Year of Color - Year round inspiration

Mixed Media Art - Art Dolls - Collaborations


Mixed Media Art Collaboration

In Mixed Media Artist Collaboration on Tuesday I show you how to create these Mixed Media Art Dolls.  I am part of a collaboration where each artist shares a mixed media session every second Tuesday of the month.

These are great dolls that you can place in your art journals, creating different characters.  You can join us on Tuesday 8th February HERE for the video

Artsy Second Sunday

Come and join us to see how this page develops on Sunday 13th February for Artsy Second Sunday.  You can join us in the live chat.  Click on the notification bell for a reminder when the video goes live.  You can join in alongside us and we will be in the live chat answering any questions that you may have about a technique.

Join me on Patron - for exclusive content HERE

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Figures in Charcoal - 5 Minute Challenge.

Figures in Charcoal – 5 Minute Challenge

I spent two weeks investing 5 minutes creating with my supplies. I wanted to use charcoal and reintroduce myself to the supply - I have 4 different varieties from hard to soft and different brands. So the challenge a 5 minute sketch would achieve several things, get me creating daily and use the charcoal.    It took a few days to get into the swing of things but once I had done it I really enjoyed it. 

You can start a challenge at any time, think about things that you want to get done and give yourself a taster, you will not regret having spent the time in the activity. 

I think I might try and do these challenges every month, it can be as short or as long as you want.  I was thinking about what I wanted to do next with them and I would like to do something with stitching. 

You can see the full video on my Patreon - -  

Here are all the selection of shorter videos for you to see how they came together.


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

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