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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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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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INSPIRATION BOARD OR INSPIRATION BORED?

One of my “creativituals” is to keep a board, mine is a cork board,  with things that I find inspiring on it.  It is ever changing. I purchased the cork board at the property disposition store at the nearby university.  In fact, I’ve gotten several furniture pieces in my studio there.  It’s where the university sells all the unwanted office furniture, computers, printers, medical equipment or whatever else they want to sell. The board is large…like 4’x6′.  I have it leaning on the wall on top…

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: FUNDAMENTALS OF ART THERAPY, ARTS & CRAFTS AS ART THERAPY & ART IMPROVES THINKING

Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… A brief guide the basic fundamentals of art therapy Arts and crafts used as art therapy 8 reasons why art improves your thinking Like this:Like Loading…

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DREAMY WATERCOLORS: VALLEY VILLAGE

“Valley Village” is my newest watercolor in my dreamy watercolor style of painting. You can see more of my paintings in that series here. Like this:Like Loading…

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“IT’S ALL GOOD” WOOD SLICE WALL HANGING

Here’s my latest “works on wood” where I use wood as a canvas for drawing. This is an extra thick wood slice that stands out from the wall giving it dimension.  I like that it shows so much bark for added texture.  I get my wood slices at UrbanWood, a reclaimed wood store  in Ann Arbor.  I get most of my scrap wood from my family who are carpenters and woodworkers. The people who know me…know that I say “it’s all good” a fair amount.…

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GLUTEN FREE RAISIN BANANA ALMOND COOKIES

If you’re looking for a gluten free, sugar free cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth, this might just be it.    I’ve frozen these for a grab and go cookie.  The almonds make them a nice hearty cookie too! 1 cup white rice flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 cup coconut flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill 1 cup tapioca flour, I used Bob’s Red Mill 8 ripe organic bananas, mashed up 2 cups almond butter, I used Justins 2 cups crushed organic almonds, I put…

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