Monday, April 20

I'm Late, I'm Late for a very important "Due Date"

Time, dates, tick tock, due dates...oh, yes, the challenge at Simon Says this week is Due Date, check it out here.

Time to play in one of my art journals...I like this one where I made some background pages with Dylusions sprays. Pulled out some Tim Holtz and Stampendous stamps to use.

Lots of stamping, writing out my words, a little detailing with white pen...

A bit of humor, and here is the whole spread and nothing but the spread!



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Saturday, April 18

Artfully Inspired April, Part 2

April is all about colored pencils! I wanted to share my final two journal pages for April with you. I am just loving is class by Joanne Sharpe, it is pushing my creative boundaries!


I am loving my final page for April. The bright colors have me in the mood for spring, and it is finally here!

Enjoy your spring, and pull out your color pencils to play!

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Tuesday, April 14

100 Days of Drawing

Thought I would share a few from my first week. A mix of drawing and doodling...




I am curious to see where this 100 days will lead.

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Thursday, April 9

A is for "A" Lot of Mistakes...

It's also for Art, Art Stamp, and Art Journal, and ready for the letter A challenge at Simon Says Stamp here.

It all started out well in my art journal, laying down some Distress Inks in cracked pistachio, abandoned coral, and peacock feathers...flicked with some water...

All was still fine with the next layer, some mustard seed distress ink, more flicking...then...

Stamping gone bad! And I was so careful!! (Love these great old Stampers Anonymous designs I've had for years.) Of course it was right on the page, so what's a girl to do? Start over, or work with it? I decided to work with it.

Well of course, once I made one mistake, the rest just followed, more bad stamping, and then this!


Umm, do you see? I am a good speller, and have done a ton of proofreading in my teaching career, I just think I had an error cloud hanging above me!

So, how do you fix mistakes and end up with a piece you like?

Deconstruct a stamped image and layer it over the bad area...

Stamp again and layer bits of it back in, especially in the faded area, pop some up for interest.

Write the word again and layer it over the misspelled one, I like the way it stands out now.

Do a bit of doodling, and now, I have a page I love. Can you tell by looking at the finished page that it has a number of mistakes in it? So next time you goof up, try to work with it and see what you can make. Let me know how it goes.


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Wednesday, April 8

Artful Journey into April

I love my online class with Joanne Sharpe..."My Artfully Inspired Life" and even though it is early in the month, I wanted to share the colored pencil fun I have been having. It also ties in perfectly with my goal to draw something everyday for 100 days.

A bit of my first page for April, playing with paisley...

My page I've been working on today...

Our April theme is all about Faith, perfect for this time of year.

This is so much fun to just draw and color, I feel like a kid :)

These are part of my 100 days of drawing, plus this one...I just felt like drawing gears, and practicing a little doodling.



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Monday, April 6

This Starts Today!

I used to draw. I used to draw, sketch, and doodle all the time. Somewhere in my journey, that all took a different path. I want to find it again, and this project seems like the perfect opportunity. My goal is one small sketch or doodle a day, to help me find this focus again, and repeat for 100 days!

Am I thinking I might not get there, you betcha! But, I am going to try!! I will be sharing this daily on Instagram at @maurahib if you want to check in from time to time and cheer me on.

If you are interested, you can sign up even after today and still join in here.


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Friday, April 3

Prima Flower Girls

Ready for my next swap! Our theme for April is flowers...I can't wait to see them start to bloom! I bet some of you are already seeing them.

Have a blessed Easter to all of you celebrants! Have a wonderful weekend all!


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