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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: WHOLE BRAIN THERAPY, NEW YORK MUSEUMS PROGRAMS FOR DISABLED & GLASGOW SCOTLAND HOSPITAL

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… Art therapy without Borders:  Whole brain therapy for patients New York:  Museums offer array of programs for  the disabled Unveiled:  the art which will help and heal in new hospital Like this:Like Loading…

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MIXED MEDIA MODERN WYCINANKI CANVAS

I love these little 4″x4″  wycinanki canvases.  Perfect alone on a shelf or several stacked on a narrow wall. Look for them in my Etsy shop soon!   Like this:Like Loading…

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ART JOURNAL STARTER KITS AT THE HANDMADE TOLEDO SHOPPE

The Handmade Toledo Shoppe in downtown Toledo, Ohio will be carrying some of my art journals as well as my Art Journal Starter Kits.  I am so happy to be part of the local indie community! Art Journal Starter Kits are perfect for those new to art journaling or those already into art journaling but would like to try my style of journaling. These kits contain an art journal using recycled materials, 8.5×5.5, 15 pages, 30 front & back not including the cover.  Pages are…

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KEEP ALPHABET STAMPS TOGETHER WITH RUBBER BAND

I don’t necessarily always want my letters to line up perfectly but it’s helps to use a rubber band to keep my alphabet stamps somewhat in line.  I particularly like the rubber bands you get off your produce and floral bouquets.  They’re small in diameter but thicker so that it really holds the stamps together. It’s a simple trick that can take the pressure off of using tiny letter stamps! Like this:Like Loading…

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HANDMADE FOAM CRAFT STAMPS

I found these white foam circles at the Scrap Box, a creative recycle center near me.  They are packaging waste from a local company. I created these stamps using a wood burning tool.  Some I mounted with E6000 glue to wood samples that I also found at the creative recycle center.  Most I will use as is because they work fine without a backing. CAUTION:  This should be made outside (preferably with a mask on) because of the odor you get when the heat hits the foam.…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: DOMESTIC ABUSE, INTERACTIVE ART REHAB & ADULT COLORING BOOKS

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… Women find healing after suffering domestic abuse Interactive art rehab motivates patients Beat stress and sleep better with coloring books for adults Like this:Like Loading…

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EASY GLUTEN FREE BANANA BREAD MUFFINS

I love banana bread so I thought I would make muffins and freeze them for grab and go. Here’s the original recipe from Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend and here is what I actually did: 2 cups Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend 1 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup canola oil 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs, I used organic 3 bananas, mashed, I used organic 1/2 tsp gluten-free vanilla 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) I didn’t add…

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PIN

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I made these little pins out of unfinished wooden shamrocks.  A little marker printed out words and doodling was all I did to decorate.   Glue a pin fastener to the back. Fun! Like this:Like Loading…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: MEDICAL STUDENTS, SOLDIERS & HOSPITALS

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… University of British Columbia medical students show off some “Heartfelt” art Arts and Health in the Military Summit 2015 A holistic approach to healthcare, healing through art Like this:Like Loading…

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Wood works

RUSTIC WOOD EASTER EGGS

These eggs started out as unfinished wood.  I bought them at a creative recycle center nearby.  After painting with acrylics, some sanding and two coats of paste wax I got the finish I wanted…rustic wood Easter eggs. Like this:Like Loading…

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WYCINANKI PAPER CUT WOOD BLOCKS

Wycinanki (Polish paper cut design) is my “go to” for creating lately.  I love the simple geometric designs I get when I cut my own artist paper. I decided I would use reclaimed scrap carpenter’s wood as my canvas.  I have a woodworker and carpenter in the family that give me scraps. The block is further hand embellished with paint and pen.   They are perfect on a shelf, several stacked up or ready to hang. This is a “Kateri Product”.  I designate my products…

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ART JOURNAL PRINTING WITH STYROFOAM

Making styrofoam prints is an easy way to fill up an art journal page. Using styrofoam packaging and a ball point pen create designs.   I decided I would design frames to use in art journals.  Using frames is a great way to break up a page into smaller pieces that are easier to fill. I simply brush on acrylic paint and press them onto the page. I collected the styrofoam…from vegetables and take out. This is what the styrofoam looked like after using a…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: CHILDREN COPE, ELEVATE MOOD & INTERACTIVE ART REHAB

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… In Los Angeles hospital, music and art help children cope Royal London Children’s Elevates the Mood with Art Interactive art rehab     Like this:Like Loading…

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ADVENTURES ON INSTAGRAM: FEBRUARY

You can follow me on instagram here. Flowers in the house always make me happy. Hand draw feather on reclaimed wood slice. Little bits of inspiration using Sharpies on stones. Found this in my childhood stash…mandala. “Blue Village”  dreamy watercolor. My birthday flowers. Paintable wallpaper for your art journal. My favorite eraser. Tried my hand using chalk paint…love the charcoal gray. Therapy dog while taking my beautiful and brave sis to her oncology appointments. Birthday gift from my dad…said I needed something by my kitchen…

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STENCILS HANDMADE WITH SILICONE CAULK

I created these stencils using clear silicone caulk purchased from a home improvement store.  It came in a toothpaste tube sized tube for $4. It was probably enough caulk for 20 stencils but I wasted some while I was trying to figure out how to make them.  You need to use parchment paper to put the caulk on so that it won’t stick.  I tried wax paper, clear wrap and butcher paper…these didn’t work.  The stencils stuck to the paper. The caulk I used was…

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