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LB2013w2 001-2Acrylics, archival ink, Sakura Glaze pens, Sakura Micron pens, word stamps, Bic Mark It permanent markers.

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Graphite pencil, Sharpie aqua marker, acrylics, Martha Stewart markers, black gel pen, Inktense watercolor pencils, gesso, gouache, collage, sakura micron pen.

From the Lifebook 2013 Project.

From the Lifebook 2013 Project.

Art fairyAuthentically, I share this practice crust. My fairy art godmother for 2013.

I found it difficult to cut words here and there and come up with my own poetry. In the end, it is satisfying. Done with Pan Pastels, acrylics, ephemera.

Today was very first time I used Pan Pastels (received my first kit by snail mail yesterday). I love it!!!! Thanks to Nathalie (she is in Germany), I am learning and experimenting http://nathaliesstudio.com/online-workshops/ubermedia/panpastel-english/.  The text is my own typefont fussycut and adhered with Mod Podge (thank you Christine Mason Miller http://www.christinemasonmiller.com for the technique learned in your http://21secrets2012.ning.com workshop. The rest is all Pan Pastels, sprayed with a varnish.  It does not show, but there is crakle paint in the middle of the stencils.

Working my creative muscle, it means not being ashamed of showing my crusts. This was an exercise from Traci Bautista, and I was not successful at it. It is a mixed media piece, including minimal acrylic stamping, and markers, but mainly tube watercolors. I learned I do not like the effect of markers too much on this. I love the variety of colors though. Well, you get to see it, just to show I am trying to be authentic with my own learning and creative process.

I learned, through Aimee Myers Dolich in the 21 Secrets workshops (www.21secrets2012.ning.com) how important it is for artists to “notice”. It seems intuitive and obvious, but it is good to be remembered how to do it. This is the art journal page I did inspired by her suggested exercise. Keri Smith is also one of the leaders in the field of creative exploration.

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