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Our Spotlight Artist this week is Dawna Magliacano. Like a few of the other artists I’ve mentioned in this interview series, my first experience with Dawna’s work came about from the work I did on a “coffee-table” series of highly-visual books called Incite - The Best of Mixed Media, published by North Light Books. The thing that stands out about her work, for me, is that it’s incredibly story-esque...

I am literally over the moon with excitement because I just received my New Moon Mandala planner & wall calendar from the lovely April at The Moon Is My Calendar.  I’ve been using this planner for years now because it just makes total sense to me. I’m one of those gals that loves to notice cycles and patterns in everything I do and having this little planner shows how in alignment my creative process with great...

Ro Bruhn is our Spotlight Artist this week. Her work is so vibrant and full of interesting symbols and textures. I also think it’s clear she is passionate about color! In her 21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors workshop—Cut, Paste, Paint—Ro shares a very fun process of breathing a fresh perspective into torn magazine pages. I’ve been familiar with this wise woman’s work for years as it’s appeared in numbers books that I was fortunate enough...

This week, our Spotlight Artist is Artist Nichole Rae. I first became familiar with Nichole’s very-cool and somewhat atypical art-journaling process through her book Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. She has a powerful way of curating the moments of her life. Her process has evolved over the years, as you’ll read below, and it’s wonderful to have her 21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors workshop— A Practice of I...

For those of you who don't follow Dirty Footprints Studio on Instagram, you probably have no idea that I've been in Oaxaca, Mexico since October.  Do ya!?! But that's right! I've been here teaching my beloved Paint FEARLESS Mexico retreats, drinking in all the art and culture I can get, painting-sketching-painting-sketching, and loving the slower, spicy pace that is Mexico....