This week’s theme for Mixed Media Monday was to start from my heart….imperfect and all!!.  I was inspired by the chat and suggestions everyone gave.  What a great MMM community we share!   Since I just returned from a trip I decided to create in my art journal featuring the new Tube Acrylics form DecoArt and Dynasty Brushes….


  • Substrate: Canson Art Journal
  • DecoArt Americana Medium Body Acrylics (Titanium White, Cobalt Blue Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Payne’s Grey, and Dark Grey Value 3)
  • DecoArt Weathered Wood
  • DecoArt Media (Carbon Black and Titanium White)
  • DecoARt Media Gesso (White)
  • DecoArt Media Tinting Base
  • DecoArt Media Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish
  • Ink:  StazOn Or Ranger
  • Brushes:  Dynasty:  Black Silver #14 (4920), SC240 #18, Black Silver Round #6 (4970), 1/2 Dynasty Stencil Brush, 5/- Black Gold #206SL Liner Brush  (Order from The Brush Guys and they give a 5% discount.  Enter “twstudios” at checkout.  You can order here:
  • DecoArt Brush & Stencil Cleaner
  • Other:  Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil

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I apologize for the internet issues in the beginning but then we were good to go!.  It was a great night……

Thank you for sharing so many Monday’s and so much more.  Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group HERE:  Mixed Media Monday’s!  It is truly about the inspiration, the connections and letting it go.  Just a reminder to check out my calendar of events for classes and Mixed Media Monday Dates. 
Until then…do something creative everyday!

When our view of the world as a safe place, or as a certain type of place, has been shattered, we are forced to reboot our perspective on things.  We suddenly have the opportunity to look out to the periphery and see things with a fresh set of beginner’s eyes again, which is extremely beneficial to our personal and professional growth.  The underlying key is to fully embrace reality and the broad range of experiences you encounter on the road of life, taking the good with the bad.  This includes all of your emotions, all of your ups and downs, all of your blissful moments and painful ones, and the entirety of everything in between.  Life is not just rainbows and butterflies.  It’s intricate, complicated, and remarkable.”