Art Marks™ Summer Challenge - Days 11-15

I am in love with my Pocket Journal™ ! It keeps getting chunkier and more colorful by the day! Have you been creating your Art Marks™ in a tiny journal too?

With so many beautiful journal pages to enjoy on Instagram and Facebook, please know that I AM LOOKING at them all! I love that you are sharing. Because of time constraints I just can't comment on them all, but I promise I see them my smile is big!

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I hope you all are enjoying this exercise in finding your own unique marks. Let's continue to share with and inspire one another on social media...and if you are lucky to have an art pal near you create alongside of them for extra fun! If you missed the live challenge, it is never too late to join in! You can Get all the details HERE. If you didn't already, don't forget to grab  the free downloadable prompt list by clicking the button below. 

new make it artsy episode today!

It’s time to make new art. Get some ideas for making art inspired by time on episode 208. It airs on the Make It Artsy website starting at noon on Friday, August 18, 2017 and running for 7 days. Keep track of time in an artistic way.  Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger crafts clock parts into a necklace.  For his favorite time piece, his phone, tool expert Joe Rotella makes a decorative stand.  Mixed media artist Rae Missigman captures moments in time in an artful clipboard journal.  Artist Jane Dunnewold has more artful ideas to share.

Enjoy these and other episodes at Make It Artsy TV. Come create with me!

THREE THINGS- my week at a glance

1.excited today

...because I have a new class!

I am so excited to share a new workshop that I am hosting over on Jeanne Oliver's network! Hurry over to get in on the early bird special! This new, BIG class will inspire you to get out of the box, work a bit bigger, and incorporate your own text marks too! You will also explore ways to create color quickly with only a few tools!



...because I loved the challenge

I was pretty sad when my Art Marks™ Summer Challenge ended. It is always such an enjoyable 30 days filled with art, community and exploring our own marks in our artwork. I loved seeing all of your work and can't wait to see what comes next! Maybe this Fall will find me creating a new round of the challenge!


3.sighing today

...because of this sweet man

Only one more day until we pack up the car and head to college with this amazing young man. He is such an upstanding and respectable son, brother, and uncle. Our hearts are breaking with a selfish love of him but know he is destined for great things. Look out Georgetown University-he is truly amazing! 

more clay beads

Remember when I made these pretty clay beads? Well I finally pulled out my leftover clay and hand rolled dozens more! I love all the swirling color in these, and their less than perfect shapes. I can't wait to find a way to work these into a new project. I am thinking weaving somehow. Have fun and happy creating!

faux cement lamp tutorial

My lamps were from a thrift store and had quite a bit of fine rust on them. I sanded them lightly before dusting and painting. After chalking mine up, I chose not to seal them. I wanted them to have a matte like finish as with cement. I might have to touch them up from time to time but I don't anticipate anyone touching them too often! I found pretty linen shades at Wal-Mart and just love how they turned out! Let me know if you give this a try! 

ask Rae


So many of you stop by each day to read, find creative inspiration and share in my art filled journey. I love the huge variety of questions I get asked and thought it might be fun to start answering some of the "most asked" queries here.


 Is there something you have been wanting to learn? Are you wondering what that tool is I use over and over again? Need an opinion on a new paint color before you hit the stores? Join me here in the studio each week and let's chat!  Leave me a comment here or email me using the contact form above and I will gladly add your question to mix! 

1. Would you ever consider traveling to teach?

I would love to travel and teach more often in the future. Being based out of Florida really puts me at a disadvantage for getting to more of the states quickly, but I would love the adventure and community of new people that would come with the experience of traveling to teach. I have some tentative plans to get overseas next year even and am really hoping that works out as I have so many online "friends and co-artists" that I would love to meet and create alongside of in the future. 

2.  What big projects are you working on right now?

I am currently working on writing a mixed media art book. It has been a roller coaster of an experience and I have learned so so much along the way including how to manage the ups and downs of creating over a long period of time, not always having full creative control over everything, and learning all the new lingo and skills that come with writing a book. I can't wait to share more about this fun and exciting project soon.

3.  Do you have any new classes coming up?

I actually have a new workshop titled Scribblepedia™ coming out in October on Jeanne Oliver's Creative Network. Early registration has already begun (you can read more and register here if you are interested). I hope to have several new workshops ready to share later this year and into the New Year, fingers crossed. (In case you missed it - I recently co-taught in this little Pocket Journals™ workshop and you can still access it online today!)

THREE THINGS- my week at a glance

1.marking today

...because it's what I love

I am having so much fun for the third time around working my mark making magic via the Art Marks™ Summer Challenge . I continue to create in my tiny Pocket Journal™ and love that working small allows me the advantage of getting a little bit creating done each day, no matter the time constraints.  

2.weaving today

...because look at this loom

I am so very fortunate to have a soulmate in my life that will do all the crazy things I ask him to do when it comes to arts and crafts- like make me this giant loom. He did an amazing job and I have been having so much fun working on my first 3 foot wide weaving! I can't wait to see how this one will turn out! 

3.filming today

...because new things are in the works

I am always trying to share new things and today is no exception. I will be sharing a new creative lesson with you all on Jeanne Oliver's Creative Network and early registration begins today! Sign up early to save! Just hop over her beautiful network to catch a sneak peek of what I will be sharing & creating in October!