Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “Trust The Timing” Art Journal Page Video Tutorial

Have you every felt completely overwhelmed with where your life is at? You lie in bed at night thankful the day is over, but at the same knowing that tomorrow will bring more of the same? It's not easy, but you're managing to hold your own. In fact, you're actually starting to pull yourself out of the muck, and learning how to handle your "new normal"..... but then something else gets thrown your way... ....and you wonder how on earth you can possibly handle it all...and for how … [Read more...]

Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015: “She Chooses To See” 12 x 16 canvas

Happy Tuesday! I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing you my first video tutorial as a Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang 2015 member!  You can see my post on Donna's blog HERE along with all past Artist Gang posts. I don't know about you, but I find that firsts are always hard - especially with something like this. Although I have been art journaling and creating mixed media pieces for about 3 years now, Donna's Artist Gang is the first "design team" I have ever applied for, and having been … [Read more...]

Exciting News…. I’m a proud member of the Donna Downey Artist Gang!

I wanted to take a minute and share some exciting news with you all!  I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be a part of  Donna Downey's first ever Artist Gang! I will have the privilege of working alongside 5 other talented artists to showcase Donna's fabulous product line. I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am at having this opportunity. I have always considered Donna to be my art "mentor".  Hers was the first class I ever took that moved me beyond the … [Read more...]

“Scraps of My Life” Project

Scraps of My Life Binder - Andrea Walford

Today I wanted to share with you a new project I recently started which I am calling "Scraps of My Life". It's going to be my place where I will document my stories and the bits and pieces of my life. Things that I like, things that I don't like, my routines, my everyday, my ordinary, my extraordinary, what I think about, what I struggle with, my successes, my failures. I find that I get so busy living life, that days, weeks and months pass in a blur.  When you're always in fast … [Read more...]

Art Journal Conversations with Ronda Palazzari

Art Journal Conversations with Ronda Palazzari

I am so excited and honoured to have been invited to be a guest on Ronda Palazzari's Art Journal Conversations blog feature. I first met Ronda at the Maya Road booth at CHA in Anaheim - I believe it was in 2011 - around the time that I had launched Paper Crafter's Library.  It was my first CHA and of course I was having the time of my life.  I vividly remember when I first stepped into the Maya Road booth - I had never seen anything like it. The artwork showcasing the Maya Road products was … [Read more...]