Mixed Media Envelope

Mixed Media Envelope Grace Mendez

I found the idea for making a mixed media envelope in the book Artists’ Journals & Sketchbooks by Lynne Perrella. When I saw the envelope in the book, I had one of those moments of “Why didn’t I think of that before?” I haven’t taken my envelope as far as I want to. Right now […]

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Painted Paper

Painted Paper by Grace Mendez

Painted Paper is Alisa Golden’s book full of expressive painting techniques. I have checked this book out from the library several times. I finally decided to buy a copy for myself. I have a lot of books about painting and mixed media techniques, did I really need one more? Yes. What I like about this […]

Adding a Prompt to an Art Journal

Adding a prompt to an art journal Grace Mendez

Adding a prompt to an art journal is one way to beat the dreaded blank page. The prompts can be answered in your journal on the very page that you create. The prompts can also be answered in another journal or notebook if you want to keep the response more private. I found that once […]

Life Flows

Life Flows Grace Mendez

There is nothing sweeter than when life flows. I recently watched a drama series on Netflix. It was interesting to watch the characters have to wrestle with their lives. But to have all that drama in my life would not be what I would call fun. It would be draining. We all hit rough patches, that […]