3dandelion sketch laura miller artist

BE A WEED DANDELION SKETCH

On  my recent walk along the river, I was inspired to use the humble dandelion weed as the basis for a quick sketch.   I used my Nikon D60 to capture photos and a macro lens on my iPhone to get close up shot to see details. Like this:Like Loading…

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UPCYCLED DIY TASSEL BASKETS

These baskets were found during my thrifting adventures collected over the past year.  I like that they are natural color but decided to up cycle them with some colorful handmade tassels. I made the tassels from a stash of embroidery thread I had accumulated.  I cut two pieces of thread the length of the skein to tie the center of the tassel and one to tie around the tassel.  I simply folded the skein in half and cut the fold.  Then I folded again to…

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MORNING RITUAL: LIST MAKING

I love mornings. Feeling refreshed, I start the day by making a list of things I’d like to accomplish (with a cup of coffee in hand of course).  My lists are what help me be more productive.  It’s a time saver because I don’t have to re-remember if it’s written down.  If it doesn’t get done…it goes to the next day’s list or on a better future date. These photos on the river were taken during a morning walk (I like to exercise in the…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: NEPAL EARTHQUAKE, BALTIMORE & HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

Check out this week’s “Art for Your Health” headlines! After earthquake, kids in Nepal heal through art Music, art shared to help heal Baltimore Human trafficking victims use art as a healing tool Like this:Like Loading…

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HANDMADE ART JOURNALS

I’ve  placed some of my hand made art journals in my Etsy store. They are 6×6 wire bound handmade journals, with 24 Canson Mixed Media 30% post consumer waste paper pages. There are 48 pages total counting front and back sides: 12 blank, 12 decorated pages with my unique paper cut design stencils in spray ink on one side ready for journaling, doodling, painting, field notes, and any other mixed media techniques. The generous 1” durable wire binding allows for expansion as you add to…

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FREE “CREATE HEAL THRIVE” DOWNLOAD

I’ve created a free pdf download for you!   Print it out and frame it.  Pin it to your inspiration board.   Use in your art journal!  Share it! Click everycreativemoment  for your download! Like this:Like Loading…

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PHOTOGRAPHING WATER SPRING REFLECTIONS

Living in the Great Lakes region means lots of fresh water…large lakes, small lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and swamps.  I live in the Black Swamp and Lake Erie regions.  “Going to the lake” is part of everyone’s life here. Taking photos in the area often involves water so I wanted to share these photos at the beautiful Oak Openings Park where reflections in the water made for some terrific mirrored images. I used my trusty Nikon D60 on this spring morning. Like this:Like Loading…

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HOME DECOR AND MORE IN MY SOCIETY6 SHOP!

Here’s a collection of my artwork on shower curtains, totes, rugs, duvet, mugs, phone cases, clocks and pillows. Thanks for taking a look! SHOWER CURTAINS TOTES RUGS DUVET COVERS MUGS PHONE CASES WALL CLOCKS THROW PILLOWS Like this:Like Loading…

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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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