Blogger Love Appreciation is a Haunted House for Papercrafters and Decorators!

A haunted, paper house for my subscribers and blog readers to download and fold.  I you craft with paper things or for party decorations, here is this spooky little house design.


October is the Best Time to Order Holiday Fabric from Spoonflower

Just a reminder: the ordering deadlines at Spoonflower cut off in late November when there is always a rush and extra shipping time required.  If you are thinking about crafting with their fabric, cut and sew designs, or pillow panels; October is a great (and relaxing) time to order.  Sure to arrive with enough time to sew and craft.

Kara Skye Art fabric designs for various holiday and winter craft projects from Spoonflower include:

Christmas Stockings, Pillow Panels:
Yule/Solstice/Winter, Christmas, All Holiday including Halloween and Thanksgiving, Non-Holiday
Quilt Panels: Wildlife/Nature
Winter Plaids
Tea Towel Designs: Holiday, Non-holiday

Have I Inspired You?

Hearing from a new-to-watercolor painter, today, who'd painted along with me in Art Journal - Autumn Aspens, I felt inspired to get busy and create a second Art Journal video post.  I love hearing comments like these. I am also in need of subscribers; so, if I have inspired you, here, on the blog, take a moment to watch, like one or more videos, or, better yet, check out the playlist at channel I am building for wet-on-wet watercolor fans, beginners, and art journalers. If you can take the time, please thumbs-up or subscribe. Thanks.

Art Journal Along with Me!

Autumn Aspens with colors an supply list in the comments section, is now a vlog post among many Youtube art journal videos. I'm in love with Youtube and Fall colors. So brew some Chai Tea, gather your supplies, and try out Autumn Aspens. Its an easy watercolor painting employing the techniques described. Happy, slendiferous Fall - or go jump in the leaves, or something.


Remember to chai, like and subscribe!

Colored Sketch Speed Drawing

Here is SNOW - a character I've dedicated to my son Jeremy- for a picture book, Owl Skate.
Sorry its a little long, but you guys asked to see me work from the blank paper to the finished product rather than starting with the sketch complete as I often show. I'm not sure I will make a color page, so tell me here, in comments, if you want a color page made. Thx. Don't forget to subscribe.

FREE Printables - Bookmarks for Wise Birds

These bookmarks are printable, share-able, and one is even color-able.  I created them with Owl art I had done in a previous year for Create Papers, printable papers. However, now I have put them to use as bookmarks, and, they are helping me create owl characters for Owls Skate, due out in 2015.  They are also available to print and copy at Kids Explore Nature, a blog for nature kids.
Fold down center crease and paste both sides, together, for a double-sided bookmark.
If this doesn't print large enough - it is sized 3 x 9" - click here for full-sized image.

Make a Picture E-Book Vlog Series

Let the kids color while you do crafts - find FREE
downloadable color pages from character sketches, HERE.
Wondering what I've been up to in the studio?  It certainly isn't rearranging new furniture!  In fact, I'm so worried about the place that I've been meeting 2 and 3 deadlines per month with projects like entering the Oregon Book Awards and adding Smashwords e-books to my platform.  So, in the middle of all of it, I added a vlog series which shows you what I really do to make an e-book come to life.

Here, a gang of skateboarding owls are sketched out, colored, and given a personality on paper, while I, their author, try to determine just who(oo) Barny, Buddy, Hoot, Sawl, Snowy, and Great Gray are about, what they'd act like, and which skate trick level they'd be at.  Who am I kidding? Owls know all the skate tricks, no risk of falling - or failing.  You can watch them here, SUBSCRIBE HERE if you liked this video for updates to my Youtube Channel