Art journal · Gel printing

Green, Stripes, Polka Dots | Inspiration Station

Continuing the theme-inspired creativity challenges that my sister and I throw at each other, our Inspiration Station, it was my turn to think of a theme. One day, looking at my sister stand near the curtains asking if I'd come up with a theme yet, I rattled off the three things that came to my… Continue reading Green, Stripes, Polka Dots | Inspiration Station

How-tos · Miscellaneous · Mixed media

A Shadowbox Begins

Wow, did this month fly by or what! It feels like only yesterday that I thought the Art Elements theme of the month, Repurposing, was perfect for a project that I'd been thinking of, and it's already reveal time. Many thanks to Lesley Watt for hosting this theme, since it turned out to be the… Continue reading A Shadowbox Begins

Gel printing · How-tos · Miscellaneous · Mixed media

Inspiration Station: Cosmetics Holder

My sister and I collectively work on quite a few arts and crafts, and we thought we'd try out a theme-inspired creativity session between us once in a while - our 'Inspiration Station' - one of us picks a theme, and each of us makes something inspired by the theme in any media we fancy.… Continue reading Inspiration Station: Cosmetics Holder

Beads · Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

The folks at Earrings Everyday host a themed monthly challenge - We're All Ears - with a reveal and blog hop on the third Friday of the month. For July, we get to be inspired by our favorite summer drink! Doesn't that sound like fun! 🙂 It's pretty difficult to think of a summer drink… Continue reading Inspired by Iced Tea | We’re All Ears Challenge

Beads · Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Kaleidoscopic Earrings

Sometimes, an idea strikes you, and regardless of whether you know how to execute it or not, it persists. That's just what happened this month when a concept for a pair of earrings popped into my mind, which would work for not one but two challenges! I didn't know if it would work out, but… Continue reading Kaleidoscopic Earrings

Charms · How-tos · Ornaments

Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

The team at Art Elements has recently started hosting themed monthly challenges, which involve a reveal and blog hop at the end of the month. The theme for April is Horses, picked by Jenny, with the reveal being hosted by Cathy. At first, I thought "Seahorse!" These creatures have inspired so many artsy pieces (especially… Continue reading Summer Horse | Art Elements Challenge

Beads · Earrings · How-tos · Jewelry

Bohemian Earrings | ABS Challenge

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature awesome artwork every month, and challenge their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by the artwork. April’s inspiration is a piece, Disks of Newton (Study for "Fugue in Two Colors"), by František Kupka. The colors instantly drew me in, of course, but so did… Continue reading Bohemian Earrings | ABS Challenge