April Art journal page

I started with a magazine page and scraped gesso across the background using an old credit card. I used lots of different colors and then added some random stenciling to the paper using black and white paints. I punched circles and added them to my book. Now I just have to journal.

Heading to the Trade Show

January is always a busy time at the store, it is season here in South Florida – we have lots of snowbirds and visitors escaping from the frozen North.  It is also the time of my annual trade show which is being held in Phoenix this year.  I love going to the Trade show – I get to see and buy new products, discover new techniques and catch up with colleagues and friends.  It is also a stressful time.  I don’t like being away from the store during the busy times.

Flight to Phoenix.  It looks so brown compared to Florida

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This year I decided to try an AirBnB to stay at and it was great.  This place had great reviews and was only about 15 minutes away.

The owner even left a huge bowl of fruit

I was impressed with my first AirBnB and will definitely do it again.

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Phoenix Street Art

I love the rawness of street art

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I had a little downtime during dinner and we went to a hotel that had some creepy dolls barricaded in the basement.

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#ess365 Card 3

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I could not get a photo to show how shimmery this card was.  I used a soft metallic watercolor on the seaweed diecut piece and the background of the card was painted with black gesso and then covered with an airbrush medaum and soft teal paints

Soulful Dreams