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Doyley Printing


Today being the 1st of March, I thought something totally different, at least for me, would be in order.  When I was a kid my mother would make little cards out of paper stock and wax paper.  She would cut the  wax  paper to the small size of the card stock, and press on top of the wax with dried pressed flowers in between.  They would be tied with a small bow after using a whole punch in two places, and they were so sweet.  All her friends loved them, and I loved them also.

This is a little different but it reminded me of mother using wax paper to create her cards.  Probably because of the iron.  Since this is so different from anything I have been doing, and I liked the art he created more as a start than anything else, I thought you may like to see this method of encaustic.

Even if you don’t want to try it, there is a good chance it will trigger something in your creative memory to inspire you to go further.  I’d love to see it, and I’m sure if you could post it on Facebook we would  all be able to see it.  Don’t forget to mention my name so it actually gets to us all.  Karen Samenow!

Thank you all for watching, and keep creating……

How to paint Van Gough Sunflowers


Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday, and a safe, happy New Year Celebration.

I much appreciate being able to take a little break from blogging the month of December, and focus on family, and making Christmas perfect for our kiddos. Now I feel revitalized and ready to get back to painting, blogging, and just plain having fun!

Today I thought this video from YouTube would be a great start to the new year.  Ginger Cook is doing this one, and I really like the way she takes it step by step.  She describes her process in a way that beginners, and seasoned painters alike can find helpful methods for using color, texture, and dimension alike to explain her  process.

It is my hope that everyone will find something they can use in this demo.

It’s good to be back, and look forward to another wonderful year of Stone Soup!

Thursday Time Out For Art


I thought maybe some of you might like this.  It’s creative, fun, and you’ll be surprised at the results.  I’ve  used this technique in many workshops, and we always have fun doing it. I found it on YouTube, as I do many interesting videos.

Inspiration and Time Out For Art are sponsored by Zebra Designs & Destinations.  If you haven’t checked them out, I hope you’ll find time soon.

Thursday Time Out For Art



I thought it would be fun to see just what one of my favorite abstract painters do in their own process. This artist always puts a smile on my face, and I have secretly wished for a space large enough to paint on this scale.

Bottom line……Let go!