Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Welcome to my last VLOG of 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Painted Paper 3

Collage paper stenciled with:

old book paper
washi tape
transparent acrylic paint
Neighborhood Map by Mary Nasser and StencilClub Private Collection 16.2 by me.

Happy New Year!

Mary Beth

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Painted Paper 2

Subtle lines, squares, and rectangles.

A street scene from above.

Collage paper to tear.

Painted paper with the Open Buildings Stencil by Carolyn Dube

Thursday, December 16, 2021

It's a Mixed Media 2022 with Creative JumpStart and Wanderlust

Make creating art a priority in 2022 with these two fabulous courses.

One will jumpstart each day during January and one will send you to your art journal each week.

Creative JumpStart is curated by Nathalie Kalbach and I am one of the instructors. 

Creative JumpStart is for everyone!

When you join, you’ll receive tips to tackle each lesson based on your personality and personal goals. 

To get you prepared, let's figure what kind of Jumper you are right now!

In general, you will have a very successful JumpStart if you do the following:

Commit – Carve out time for your creativity.

Join Our Community – Be an active participant in the CJS22 forums. The forums are your space
to interact with other Jumpers and instructors. You can share your work and be inspired by what
others are creating with one another.

Reward Yourself – Treat yourself to something nice to reward yourself when you complete a new

Now, there are two types of Creative Jumpers in the world: CJS Explorers and Climbers.

CJS Explorers are new to the mixed media world, but they are excited about it nonetheless! They
join CJS to learn about new tools, materials, techniques, and to gain more confidence in their
abilities. We've heard from several Explorer alumni that the CJS experience was new and exciting
for them and that they loved learning various ways to make art.

CJS Climbers tend to be folks who have been mixed media artists for a while now. They have taken
tons of classes and tried tons of new things, but they are now finding themselves stuck in an
uncreative rut, or have hit a plateau. Climbers join CJS to cultivate their practices and take their
creative habits to another level. Past Climbers have reported that taking CJS introduced them to
new artistic techniques.

No matter where you are in your artistic journey, the CJS22 workshop has plenty of lessons
available for you to get inspired, learn new techniques, and jumpstart your creativity!
Learn more about CreativeJumpstart and sign up for the next cohort - starting January 1st!

Sign up before December 31st to save $10 and get Early Bird Pricing of $69.

Wanderlust is curated by Kasia Avery and I am one of the instructors.

Are you craving a year full of mixed-media celebrations? Would you like to dive into the freeing process of creating art alongside me and other Teachers on Wanderlust 2022? 

Wanderlust2022 is 57 mixed-media lessons from experienced teachers, all downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus handouts, community, and a private group.

If you act before December 24th you can get it for $140, that's $35 off the regular price.


Mary Beth

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Painted Paper 1

Mark making makes me happy.

Mark Making by Traci Bautista

"Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!" 
- Author: Tim Ferriss

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Be Epic


Being epic is all about building your story. Your narrative.

What colors will you choose today? Shapes?

ICAD with the ATC Mixup Stencil by Andrew Borloz

Are you journaling? Making stacks of cards?

Yours is the perfect perfectly imperfect tale to tell.