Monday was one of those days from start to finish that kind of kicked my rear.  Like my dad says "Some Days are diamonds, some days are stone".  Not only did it kick my rear but it backed over me and knocked me off my game a bit.  Just a bit though as I know how to get back up.  Unfortunately, my rough luck following me right into Mixed Media Monday where I am usually able to Let it Go.  This week internet/Ustream issues tried to rock me but the Art prevailed.  I apologize for this issues beyond my control and thanks to all who stuck it out.  

I took the premise of my hand painted apron that I shared the other day and just pulled out some DecoArt Paints to "Let it Go" as I always say.  Also, Strathmore was generous to send me some AWESOME 11 X 14 Mixed Media Vellum Surface Pads which I LOVE.  


Stay tuned because Strathmore is an official Mixed Media Monday Sponsor!!

Here is the page that I painted LIVE…..


MATERIALS LIST: Journal – Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface Windpowerr,  Paints (DecoArt – Yellow Green, Tangelo Orange, Calico Red, Cadmium Yellow, Foliage Green, True Red, Light Avocado, Vivid Violet, Royal Fushia, and Irish Moss), Sharpie Pen, Uniball Signo White.  


If you missed it LIVE it is recorded for your viewing pleasure and available on my YouTube Channel  I had to re-record the entire event due to the Ustream issues so please enjoy this edited version:



The more I got into this and the technical issues subsided the quotes were flying and I loved that….this is the second page I created during the re-recording:  


I thank you guys for joining me and despite the issues sticking with me!  Means so much when you have a day like yesterday and get so much support..  To have that support I have in friends/fellow artists, manufacturers, etc. makes me excited to wake up and start over tomorrow.  We don't have that midas touch everyday however days like this make you appreciate the escape I have in my Art and those who surround me.

 Remember we are OFF next week as I will be in Texas teaching this fun CLASS however I will see you on Monday, Occtober 7th!  Remember to join the Facebook Group HERE and share your projects!  Don't forget our September Creative Dare too!


 Today I quote my friend Yvonne who closed Monday off for me: 


"We stick it out with you because you bring yourself to the table every Monday night….and you open yourself up for us in all your cruddy days,,,,,your awesome days and your in between days. You come with honesty and allow the evening to turn into something beautiful and theraputic. You are an awesome person who shares so much with us…..of course we're going to stick it out with you!! ♥"