The unPlanner™ - Week 18 Sneak Peek

Welcome to the last week of April, with The unPlanner™. I am so very happy that this last week fit into my journal! So awesomely juicy! I can't wait to start Volume ll. Stay tuned for May peeks! 

Hope you will join us in Documenting Your Life in an unConventional way this year! 

Don't forget to check out Sandi & Lorraine's peeks too! 

Join Me Tomorrow!

Join me tomorrow for a live webinar hosted by Cloth Paper Scissors. You still have time to register here! We will be creating a small canvas project that focuses on mark making! There will be plenty of time for questions too! Let's have some artsy fun together! 

art journal peek

A few new peeks in my art journal. I am working in my Recycled Art Journal . You can read a tiny bit more about this journal here and see a few more peeks here and here

The unPlanner™ - Week 17 Sneak Peek

Welcome to week four of April, with The unPlanner™. Another fun and colorful month is passing by so quickly. I am hoping to get all of April in my first volume! It is going to be close- so chunky and wonderful!  I am really loving the format and can't wait to see what you create this week!

Hope you will join us in Documenting Your Life in an unConventional way this year! 

Don't forget to check out Sandi & Lorraine's peeks too! 

15 Minutes of Mixed Media©

It never occurred to me to note here that while I always make time for this exercise each week, it is not always possible for me to film, edit, and post it. My schedule seems to grow fuller each day, with good and artful things, making it a bit harder to get one of these published each week. I am shooting for getting two a month filmed for you now. Sometimes that will mean more and occasionally that will mean less, but always know my intentions are good. 

This week I literally only used a handful of supplies and began with a page in my journal that was loaded with color. I used this page to clean my mini palette off over and over again, something I do often when creating. It is a great way to get a lot of color down quickly. For these quick exercises in particular, it helps to start with some color or a background of sorts. No wasting time attacking the blank page while the clock is ticking. Have fun this week! 

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five things - my week at a glance

art journaling with Rae Missigman

1. IN THE STUDIO TODAY

…working on a few different things

 There are days when I am lucky enough to head into the studio bright and early. It is always a special treat when those days are fruitful. I always have way too many projects going at one time, but that has always been how I make headway. I think that working on several things at once lends itself to my style of creative inspiration- little sparks of each project bouncing around in my head.  


2. REFLECTING TODAY

…on the growth of a boy to a man

I find that lately, my LIFE Is racing by so quickly. I think it might be a combination of busy schedules and being present. And so it seems I notice the great and powerful growth I am seen in this boy. Always mature beyond his years, and mindful of where he was going, I am so very proud of this boy turned young man. I know he is going to do great, great things.


3. ORGANIZING TODAY

…and tidying up  bit

I go through great spurts where I am able to reign in those anxious feelings of disorder. If I am in a super creative mood and working long hours in the studio, it is much easier for me to walk away at the end of the day, leaving things in disarray. And then I start wrapping things up and it hits me. So I spend a day, reorganizing and tidying things up, leaving me feeling happy as a clam!


4. HAVING FUN TODAY

…and making it count

On the days the family and I head out to do something fun I have learned to make it count. No sneaking peeks at email, no watching the clock or worrying about deadlines. If I can't enjoy the day then I have wasted the chance to unwind and enjoy my time off. So I choose to be present and document my time well spent with the people that count most.


5. COLLECTING INSPIRATION TODAY

…like this colorful banner

I love keeping a record via photos to refer too for inspiration. As a rule, I do not peruse the internet for inspiration, terrified it will sway my own unique style. My kids wonder why I don't look at Pinterest and I respond with "the world is my Pinterest." I am always alert to what is around me, noting color, texture, design in the everyday, rather than turning to what others have pinned before me. 

Textured Art - A Live Webinar

Want to create with me? On April 28th at 4:00 PM EST I will be creating in a  Live Webinar hosted by Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. I will be sharing a project with you and answering all of your questions as we go along! I hope you will join me! 

READ ALL THE DETAILS AND REGISTER TO JOIN ME HERE !

The unPlanner™ - Week 16 Sneak Peek

Welcome to week three of April, with The unPlanner™. Is anyone else having too much fun with the challenges this year? I am really loving the format and can't wait to see what you create this week!

Hope you will join us in Documenting Your Life in an unConventional way this year! 

Don't forget to check out Sandi & Lorraine's peeks too!