I love it when my art journal ideas go to Mixed Media Monday’s.  The whole purpose of my idea journals is to take the ideas I love and use them again and those I don’t….let them go.  Trust me I have some ideas that do not fly past the journal (and never see the light of day).

Here is the inspiration for Monday’s Mixed Media Monday piece direct from my Moleskin watercolor journal:


Here is the 11 X 14 I painted LIVE:



MATERIALS LIST:  Paper-Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface, Watercolors – Grumbacher Deluxe Opaque & Deluxe Transparent, Pens – Sharpie, Uniball Signo White and Charocoal Pencil 3B, Ink – Momento


If you missed it LIVE it is recorded for your viewing pleasure and available on my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TraceB5.



My favorite part of this page was taking Words of the Year from everyone.  It was like I incorporated everyone into my piece.  That will be a favorite memory for me…..


Thank you EVERYONE who was able to be there LIVE and participate with the chat.  What a great night and a collaboration. Remember to join the Facebook Group HERE and share your projects!   Remember to share your work there!  I love to see MMM-inspired ART!  Stay tuned for the February/March Creative Dare to be posted too!  I will see you next Monday, February 17th! ♥



“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.  When you truly believe in what you’re doing, it shows, and it pays.  Success in life is for those who are excited about where they are going.  It’s about walking comfortably in your own shoes, in the direction of YOUR dreams.