New Year a New Attempt to Get Organized

For the new year, videos on my channel will be going by a schedule.  There's a very faerie new series called the Faerie Wood Shadowboxes along with the 2014 established playlists: Refashion Passion and Art Journal.  

Here is what you can expect to watch and belong to each month:


  • 5th - Refashion Passion: recycle, upcycle, recreate
  • 8th - Art Journal: watercolor, pen, and ink art journal entry
  • 14th - Faerie Wood Project: showbox imaginative world based on woodland faeries and creatures
  • 20th - Kara Skye Fabric Shop: pillows, wildlife quilts, mixed media art
  • 28th - Faerie Wood Project: object/creature for its box

For more information - and a rockin' reading list to get your creative juices motivated with all sorts of magical inspiration, see the Faerie Wood Project Page. Check this page for supply lists and links starting January 1.  For easier access to videos the minute they are posted, be sure to subscribe!!

The Holiday Season is a Busy One However..

Angel template, paper mache angels.
If you are continuing your arts and crafts, here is a homemade, 3d canvas for mixed media to try out for tree toppers or table decorations.  They would make cute place cards or kids table additions.  The video how-to is on my youtube channel, and this is the template for making them, here below.  It is uploaded at 100%, though it had to be squished down for this post.  They can be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper as a pattern for cardstock.  I recommend, if you make them, that you watch Mixed Media Angel and the Paper Mache Angel videos, for the spirit of it all - or just play and drop a link to your artwork in comments.  I'd love to post and pin it, here.

Portland bloggers and subscribers, I'd love to see you at Holiday Cheer 2014, Oregon Historical Society, corner of SW Park and Jefferson, noon to 4pm.


Mixed Media Art Journal to Celebrate Day of the Dead!

Day of Dead - Art Journal: Paint a sugar skull.  I painted Frida Kahlo and then sugar skull'd:

New Gnomes! In Time for Your Desk's Spookiest Halloween EVER!

Not the regular gnomes - these guys are under attack!! The farm is threatened.  What are YOU going to do?  Who wins?  The zombies or the good guys (who, for the first Halloween, ever, have distorted expressions of fear, terror, defensive SOB-ness - complete refusal to let go all that he' worked to create!)  You decide. For purchase and download - BUT I have already given you the haunted house (in the post below) and some of these guys could really haunt that place too!).  Have a look, have fun, and have a heart! Happy, Haunting Halloween.


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

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.


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