Obsessed with Faces


Faces have been my latest obsession. Most of them are done in my art journals. Because there are not of layers and done in a watercolor style, I create them in one sitting. I find it relaxing and fun to do. Last year I worked on a series of women with their eyes closed called Bad Hair […]

Sharpie Pens and Rubbing Alcohol Muslin Scarf Tutorial

finished scarf featured image

A friend shared a pin she found on Pinterest of combining Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. I tried the technique on paper, then I tried it on a scrap of fabric. I liked it much better on the fabric. The Stained markers didn’t work very well, meaning they didn’t react much with the alcohol. I guess […]

Art Journal Page Limited to Ten Supplies

Art Journal Page by Grace Mendez

I cheated on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s challenge to create an art journal page limited to any ten supplies. Does the journal really count as one item? I guess it does, but I am not counting it as one of my supplies. It’s a Moleskine sketchbook in case you are wondering. Also, 1a. and a 1b. […]

Happiness, Well Being and Belonging

20 Minutes to Peace Podcast

The inspiration for this week’s show comes from Mother Teresa’s quote: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” A sense of belonging is directly tied to feelings of happiness and motivation, to our feelings of well-being and a sense of meaning in our lives. In […]

19 Art Journaling Artists’ Perspectives

Drawing over two pages in art journal

I’ve had this art journaling book, “Journal It” by Jenny Doh since it came out in 2012. 19 art journaling artists give their points of view on why they art journal. They all have different perspectives and ways of approaching the process. There are lots of tips and insights. The photos are yummy and plentiful. […]