“Oh Little Sparrow” Mixed Media Collage

Whenever I feel afraid, I remember the little sparrows in Matthew 10:29: “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” This scripture reminds me of the intimate care our Heavenly Father provides for us. So in order to help process my grief over …

Fun and Easy Salt Dough Art Projects

Salt dough sculpture is a fun and easy art activity for people of all ages. I've made a series of free YouTube videos that demonstrate the entire process and are easy to follow. The Salt Dough Garden Bunny video features the bunny in the photo above, using a technique where you mix the paint and …

Leaning into Seclusion

I plucked flowers from my garden, this month of January, and formed a bouquet with the blooms. Warm temperatures had fooled the foliage into blossoming although the plants should have shut down for the winter. What delight the bouquet brought to a few family members who graced our backyard for outside visits. What delight the …

Dream Eye Water Color Portrait Lesson

The Dream Eye Watercolor Portrait Lesson is a fun and easy art activity. Learn how to use carbon paper to transfer a copy of the mixed media painting I created, and how to use water color pencils to create your own artwork: Supplies: All you need are watercolor pencils, carbon paper and watercolor paper. I've …

The Fighter: Lessons from my Father for Life and Art

My father taught me how to be a fighter, someone with the tenacity to see things through when the going gets tough. He taught me to stay in the ring by staying in the ring with me through every round of life. Giving up just wasn’t an option with Dad. I created the acrylic portrait, …

How to Create a Mixed Media Background

Painting on a mixed media canvas provides a forgivable surface you can wipe clean to start again. You can create a mixed media background with scrapbooking paper or photos printed on hp Brochure Paper 180 g. Step 1: First, tear pieces of paper and arrange a design on a canvas. Step 2: Next, apply Golden …