Autumn’s Coming!

August 24, 2012

Some of you may remember this summer’s class, In The Sun, put out by Natalie Malik.  In the online class, there were seasonal prompts for enjoying the summer (and documenting it) every weekday, with some weekend challenges thrown in for spice.  The Artist posted a few pages from that class here and here, in fact, […]

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The 24 Hour Zine Thing? CHECK!

July 19, 2012

Remember the 24 Hour Zine Thing I posted last month? Yesterday was my day!  Starting at 4 p.m., once the monsters got quiet and dinner was safely started, I dug out the list of all the things I’d like to write about, and smooshed it all together into a little 30-page digital zine issue called Maybelle. […]

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Announcing….THE CREATIVITY DECK!

July 13, 2012

The monsters are having a giant party today. There is much whooping and hollering, and a few crepe paper streamers, and cupcakes being baked as we speak. Why?  Because, after three years of developing The System, the Artist is finally ready to unleash the creative Whack Upside the Head that is THE CREATIVITY DECK. What’s this, […]

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Delay and a Download

July 13, 2012

Your ears are tuned, right? There’s a relatively big ol’ announcement from Monster Central a little bit later today, but the Artist was knocked flat by a monsterous headache yesterday, and is running just a little late. So in the meantime, we thought we’d share something kind of fun:   While you’re waiting, you can […]

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Imaginary Worlds: Artistamps

July 11, 2012

When the Artist was a kid, she collected stamps for a while. I mean, really.  They’re kind of cool, y’know?  Little tiny paper pieces of art with stickybacks?  We are SO THERE. It was never really a collection based in any worth, since most of the stamps were from those Sunday newspaper ads they had in […]

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Another “In the Sun” Peekling

July 10, 2012

This past week has been a bit of a whirlwind. With holidays (and blowing things up!) and finishing something kinda…well…huge, the Artist has been a little neglectful of the bloggybits.  (You’ll get to see the Something Huge in a few days, though.  It’s kinda nifty.  Trust us.) She’s still keeping up with the daily prompts […]

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Tiny Art Break

July 1, 2012

The Artist had a birthday this past week, and in the post-cake haze, got a little behind in her daily prompts for In The Sun.  So on Friday, since it was a dreary, rainy day, she took a few minutes to catch up a bit. These are the Vacation House and Active prompts from earlier […]

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Imaginary Worlds

June 29, 2012

There are a lot of nations we all live in. The real one, for instance.  And imagiNation.  (Which is where the Artist pretty much lives full-time, obviously, despite physically being in the Cottage-on-the-Plains.) And if you’re like most of us weirdo artpeople, you’ve probably dreamed up all kinds of craziness over the years.  Imaginary creatures. […]

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Random Artbits

June 26, 2012

We tried to scan the smashbits. Really, we did.  We sat a monster at the scanner and fed him some sugar, and came back later to find him comatose and all his hair pulled out in tufts.  Apparently, the smashbooks and the (9″ x 12″) Soul Restoration journals just don’t fit on the scanner glass, […]

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Challenge Yourself: Zine in a Day

June 23, 2012

Back in the wayback days, the Artist used to be an obsessive zine-reader.  (And before that, if one wants to be technical, a zine maker, though she didn’t know they were called “zines” back then.)  Some of you might even know about her artzine, IN(ner) QUESTION, that came from it — all about creative living […]

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