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I feel like I have an art hangover...if that's even possible?! Artfest was full of amazing experiences and again I learned a ton about my inner artist. Got home from Artfest mid day Sunday with Janne and Elizabeth. We headed up to Capitol Hill to peruse Dick Blick for one last hoo-rah of art supply shopping and grabbed some lunch at Elliot Bay Brewery. Shortly there after I had to say goodbye (for now) to Janne as she heads to Mexico for some much needed sunshine and R&R. Elizabeth headed back to chilly Alaska yesterday morning...I teared up a bit...

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How to: turn a soap box into a mini art canvas! Because making cool things out of trash is FUN! What? O.k.ok....I'm easily humored. The tools...  yep, you can use any size box you'd like... The how to: 1. your supplies, painters tape or masking tape, any tape that's not glossy will do the trick, gesso, paint brush, a box and you don't even really need scissors the tape rips so easily. Optional: sanding block, hair dryer. 2. Cover your box completely in painters tape. I did a criss cross pattern because I think it adds stability to the box....

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I'm lost in ornament land (again). I felt like Santa dropping this bundle of boxes to the post office the other day... inside were my batch of bunny ornaments for the exchange. So far I've gotten 4 out of 8 ornaments from the other gals who participated. It's so cool to see how uniquely different each one is. The mail man thinks I'm pretty funny, I basically rush him at the door to see what he's got for me. Over the weekend I had a little time to craft with Jackers, I let him play with some model magic, he...

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