Creativity – What I Believe

Creativity – What I Believe

What is creativity? Creativity is the act of taking a new idea and transforming it into a reality. As an art educator, I hear repeatedly from people “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. This is simply untrue. We are creative beings, designed a very specific way...
Essential Tools For Bookmaking

Essential Tools For Bookmaking

Are you ready to dive into the enchanting world of bookmaking, where words transform into tangible art? Whether you’re a creative journal keeper, or simply someone with a love for crafting, bookmaking is a delightful art that allows you to bind your thoughts and...
Do Dollarama Art Supplies Really Work?

Do Dollarama Art Supplies Really Work?

I’ve been wondering for a while every time I am in the Dollarama, do Dollarama art supplies really work? In order to test out my hypothesis, I had to purchase some of them!  I bought about $16 worth of supplies. I purchased some acrylic paints, a watercolour...
How To Find Good Reference Photos To Paint

How To Find Good Reference Photos To Paint

As a watercolour artist, I am always trying to find good reference photos that I can use as subject matter to paint. When I am traveling, I take lots of photos (way too many photos!) simply for the purpose of painting them at a later date. The photo below is of a...
How NOT To Overwork Your Watercolour Paintings

How NOT To Overwork Your Watercolour Paintings

How not to overwork your watercolour paintings is a question I get asked by most first time painters. Overworking your watercolour paintings happens when you put so much paint on your page, it loses its sense of light and spontaneity. If you are first starting out,...