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I've been lucky enough to get these handmade creations in the mail over the holidays from some old and new ART friends and I just have to share! Janne Robberstad: for inspiration you can always count on Janne's art blog here --she blogs about something, whether it be jewelry assemblage, costume making, painting, or journaling (just to name a few) and she blogs almost everyday! from Norway. a three dimensional house crafted out of book pages and colorfully hand painted Deidra Doan: a talented artist in several art magazines for creating lovely art dolls. I adore her oil paintings...Deidra's blog here a sweet hand...

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O.k. forget it I'm spilling the beans. This is what I've been working on the past week. Michelle Allen, talent of Close2MyArt asked me if I wanted to participate in an annual artist christmas ornament exchange she hosts. Scared poopless I said...heck YES! then I was REALLY scared poopless. What in the world was I going to make???  Quickly I realized making one of something cool isn't terribly hard but multiple of the same thing (completely hand made) took on a whole new meaning! Here's what I came up with after several "test runs" and a handful of different ideas. these...

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Michelle Allen's : "What's your story!" Sorry for the delay of this post...back to real life has been back to real life in a big way. A sick little guy with his first ear infection :( on top of helping my mom gear her Seattle house purchase for renting has proven to be a hefty load...but we're making great progress. Jackers has been to the doctors and gotten an antibiotic and seems to be feeling much better already. Not too mention my Mom and I have painted the whole interior of her house and put in a new backsplash in...

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Thought I'd share what our Welcome to Artfest 2011 check-in gift was... I'll now be grocery shopping in style while sipping tea out of my new Artfest Forever cup...love it. Whew, there are SO many pictures of Artfest I want to share with all of you, I'm about half way through uploading and tagging them all on Flickr...I managed to snap over 200 something pics! I'll start with my first workshop and throw in a few random photos at the end! Thursday workshop: Roxanne Padgett's; "Lush Layered Canvas" Roxanne is a fabulous teacher and I'd take her workshop again any...

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I am feeling the excitement take over. I can't stop crafting, sewing, brainstorming, doodling...... bye bye house fixes- ha I wish. There were so many great choices for workshops this year, really it was a tough call and I oodle over a few but I felt a little more at ease picking my workshops this go around- partially because I kind of know what I'm getting into this year. I tried choosing workshops I could really see myself utilize the skills I learn after I get back home... SO, my ARTFEST 2011 workshop line up.... drumroll please... Thursday: Roxanne Padgett's...

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