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Visual Journal Page 40: A Part of Me

While in college I began creating large scale paintings of women in fancy dresses. I would paint the figures and background in oil paint, then construct intricate dresses out of fabric. I would often take these very high class, traditional looking ladies and place them into an unpredictable scene. A glass might be smashed, someone…

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A tutorial on how to artistically paint pumpkins.

Fall Decoration: Painted Pumpkins Tutorial

After drooling over Alisa Burke’s pumpkins this season I decided it was time to make my own. I thought it would be a fun Saturday morning activity with my little man, but it ended up inspiring a lesson plan. I wanted to test a range of supplies so I could troubleshoot any issues that could…

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Visual Journal Page 38: Whispers Make My Ears Itch

This visual journal page is one of those quirky, fun pages that I love falling back on when inspiration just doesn’t seem to hit. I have an ongoing list of visual journal page ideas, and this one lived there for a long time before it became a reality. Sometimes it seems like inspiration is overflowing….

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Visual journal page 36: The Wedding Ring Incident

This visual journal page is about the day my husband buried his wedding ring. I have heard many ways people have lost their wedding rings. Leaving it on the bathroom sink and it slipping down the drain, pulling it off in a pair of gloves and accidentally throwing it away. But, until my own personal…

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Visual Journal Page 33: The Bee Incident

This visual journal page reflects my attempt to enjoy a beautiful spring day. My former classroom was large with a lot of windows and natural light. While it isn’t as beautiful as my current set up (I am so spoiled) I did have a door to the outside, which was a huge perk. There was…

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The chalkboard wall I added to my kids' playroom.

Weekend Projects: Converting Our Dining Room to a Playroom

A little over a year ago we handed over another room of our tiny 1400 square foot house to our little boy and it all started with a teepee. While deciding what to get Cooper for his first real Christmas (the previous year he was a tiny 6 weeks old) I discovered the most adorable…

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