1planner calendar cover dividers

CREATIVE’S PLANNER & ART JOURNAL COVER & DIVIDERS

COMBINING A PLANNER & ART JOURNAL I’m a visual person! I still like to write things down and cross it off my list so I use a paper planner.  I also like to art journal.   In order to combine the two I make a customized planner and art journal. Today I’m featuring the cover and dividers.  I used watercolor paper, inks, acrylic paints, Sharpies and white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Read More »

13art of video games laura miller artist

THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

The Toledo Museum of Art recently hosted a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian called “The Art of Video Games”.  It chronicled the evolution of gaming including actual games and how games are developed. The first game you come across is Pac Man…it was the most played game there! Mario Brothers… They gave Tetris glasses to the first 100 attendees. There were original illustrations that were developed into game characters. Illustrations to set the stage in the game. The oldest console they exhibited was from Mattel. Board…

Read More »

3handmade mixed media business card

DIY HANDMADE MIXED MEDIA BUSINESS CARDS

I made these business cards in a pinch.  Used an “old school” stamp from OfficeMax and some mixed media techniques. Sprayed Dylusion inks onto Avery Business cards using a plastic doilie as a stencil.   Stamped my info on the front and back of the card.  Then used a Sharpie marker to color the ends black to give it a finished look.

Read More »

1AFYH STETHOSCOPE

ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HEALING POWER, HOSPITAL QUILT ROOM & EXPAND COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines! The Healing Power of Art & Music  Hospital Quilt Room Turns Fabric into Wheelchairs Therapy Uses Movement, Song & Art to Expand Cognitive Function

Read More »

4art journal labels

EASY ART JOURNAL STICKERS USING OFFICE LABELS & SPRAY INKS

MAKE YOUR OWN STICKERS You can get some quick color onto your art journal by spraying sheets of office labels with spray inks combined with stencils. The stencils I used were  plastic doilies, game piece waste and plastic canvas. Mailing label added to an envelope. File folder label to affix a small envelope to the page. Shipping label to add a pop of color. Several sheets with labels removed.

Read More »

1mallard lake

CREATIVE WELLNESS: PHOTOWALKS

Take a photowalk to document what inspires you but also to get some needed exercise! I often walk with a friend to make it a bit of a “therapy”  talk session as well.  I also use a fitness tracker to keep track of how far I walk. The only camera equipment I take is my digital camera and iPhone.  I don’t take a bag or extra lenses so that I can walk freely and keep photo taking simple.  Here’s a post about how I use my iPhone. I…

Read More »