Thursday, March 7, 2013

Just Being Creative

Here’s a little update of what I’ve been doing…


YEP!  I have been so inspired… so motivated… so excited to just… Create!

(image: Graphics Fairy)

Let’s see…

I have been creating mixed media art (that includes rusting metal… so fun), thrifting (just had to throw that in), creating a journal,  and sewing


YES… sewing! 

Rather… trying to learn how to sew!

****I’m also in the process of creating my spring mantel and working on a very creative project with a very sentimental birdhouse (this one may take awhile… if I can even do it!)****

And as this creative force hit me @ a week ago or so… the Lord led me to share this journey with my creative friend Kolein

She is now my creative sounding board accountability partner… and I hope I’m a good one for her!

AND then

and then, and then…

the Lord led us to this…

Jeanne Oliver e-courses!


These classes have so enriched both of our lives…and we’ve only just started!  We so needed these… didn’t we Kol??

((Jeanne Oliver


Last time I shared with you my first e-vuh mixed media art project


I went back and changed the coloring on it…brightened it up a bit…

kjoyner art Mixed Media Art      Mixed Meda Art  

 before and after

This time…I think I will let it sit on the easel for awhile just to make sure I’m done.

Now… onto journaling

Art Journal

Here’s a journal I made… an art and writing journal…

Mixed Media Art Journal

it was so much fun to create my own.

Inside Cover Art Journal 

Inside Cover Art Journal (b)

(I accidentally glued the back inside cover… upside down! Oops!)

As I ventured into learning how to use a sewing machine… I decided to see what it would do with paper… and that is when I began to sew pages together and watch tons of videos on bookbinding… tons out there online… so if you want to try it… just google it… it’s pretty simple… just takes time.

Art Journaling

Can’t wait to start writing and cutting and pasting!!

SO… as Spring approaches…

Royalty Free Image Nest Tea Party

(image: Graphics Fairy)

Hope this inspires you to get out those paint brushes, get out that glue and paper,  get out that needle and thread, get out that hammer and those power tools


 Just Create!!



  1. Kendra! Just beautiful.. you got my juices flowing a bit.. definitely inspiring!!

    1. Thanks Karen... my mind is flowing with ideas right now... so glad you were inspired!!!

  2. Oh wow! I LOVE the inside of that journal! You know what? I had to toss most of the art/literature books. There was this little thing called mold and odor. I couldn't deal with it. I tried to dry them out. It was completely and utterly dreadful. So glad I'm not Noah. If God had spoken to me about a flood I would have run to the highest mountain and stayed there! Or maybe I would have built an ark - you know if you and I knew each other. I think you're way more knowledgeable with power tools and large pieces of wood!

    The mixed media art board looks completely different with the change in color, not in specifics but aesthetically. Both could appeal to a broad group of tastes. The changes are wonderful. I bet in person it really looks different. Fall to Spring! I forgot to ask you, acrylic or oil? How did you create texture where the paint is??

    Thanks for allowing me to join you on this creative journey! It warms my heart and soul and now my sewing machine and paint brushes!

    You are truly an inspiration and one of the best-EST people to play with!!!!


    1. Kol... acrylic (oil too messy for me)... lots of different mediums for texture out there...and you can get them sandy, beaded, or smooth. I use different ones...

  3. Love your pieces!! They are totally fabulous.

    Have an awesome day!

    ps found your blog through Kolein

  4. Hello Kendra, I just found your blog and your blossom painting. I am over the top inspired by it. I love it! This is you're first "eveh" mixed media project? I can't wait to see what you do next.
    You have inspired me to go do my own. I have been collecting old drawer hardware and metal pieces for years to use in my art. I just wanted to ask permission to do a piece inspired by yours but not copied. I will certainly give credit to you for the inspiration. Please keep painting again. You are an amazing artist.


    Diana Polly

    1. Hi Diana! I tried to email you but you are a "no reply blogger" I will reply here...
      So happy that you were inspired and yes... paint and glue away! Thanks for asking! Would love to see it when you finish!! Thanks so much for visiting and letting me know that you walked away inspired to create! :)


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