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Modus Operandi: Travel Journal

Keeping a journal while on a road trip, vacationing with family, backpacking, or enjoying a summer escape not only leaves you with a one-of-a-kind memento at the end of your journey, it’s also a great exercise in restraint: What can you make and do with what’s at hand compared to the wealth of supplies and […]

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Modus Operandi: Three for the price of one

This modus operandi started out being about one thing, morphed into a second exploration, and ended up in far left field. If you include the subsequent “best laid plans gone awry” epiphany, I’d say it’s a grand slam! Today’s subject was first inspired by the July/August issue of Somerset Studio, which includes a feature on […]

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Recovering a sense of integrity

(Note: This post is part of a series I am doing on my progress through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way with a cadre of creative ladies. More info about this venture can be found in an earlier post and all of my related posts are under the artist’s way category.) We’ve been at it a […]

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Modus Operandi: Workbooks and being an art student

I had something else planned for this week’s modus operandi, but something Collage Contessa shared via twitter has been percolating in my head, so I’m switching gears. In discussing coming to terms with the the idea of one’s workspace as a “studio,” Kris shared the definition of the word: STUDIO1. An artist’s workroom.2. An establishment […]

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Modus Operandi: DIY Masks & Chipboard Elements

Squeaking in with minutes remaining this Tuesday, but still under the deadline! This week, I want to remind you not to be limited by the items in your stash or found in the wondrous aisles of scrapbooking goodies at your local craft store. Sometimes you don’t have the just-right thing on hand or maybe it […]

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