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This Has Been a Fav

As you know if you hang our with me much here and on YouTube, I consistently use my art table paper with enthusiasm. I never tire of having a place for everything to land while on my creative journeys in my studio.

This particular piece seems to be a favorite. For instance when I hired a Wix consultant to help me with my site. She placed this image on the banner...which is why you see it here. I would have never thought of that. But I'm so glad she did. The story it tells really so true to what my world is on my studio desk, which translates immensely to how my art develops.

This particular paper received a lot of yummy gouache paint in its beginning. Then as I decided to carve some large block prints to fit on 4x6 cards. Ask me about my need to have 4x6 blank index cards within my reach at all times. Oh, never mind I'm going to do a video on soon.

Anyway, This whole lovely painted surface AND prints, evolved into what you see here.

You can see I tested the prints on this painted paper and in my sketchbooks. It turned out to be so much fun and I'm delighted with the outcome, especially as it relates to my art table paper.

When we started our kitchen bath renovation the first Designer we were working with put this image which she cropped the sketchbook out and used it in a mock up as wall art and wallpaper. I had never thought of it that way and I was definitely, delightfully surprised at how much I liked it.

I've been working on a lot of surface pattern design and this design is inevitably going to be made into a repeat. More on that as it develops. But the really exciting thing that happened recently is I found this whole carving process in video format in my library. So now I'm off to finish the video I'm working currently on so that I can start to work on this video! I always love finding process videos that are usable.

But for's a link to my channel and you can get caught up on my videos, I published nine last month. See you over there.✌️



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