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OMG! I just looked at my Flickr stats...

My all time view count is at 3,005,823!  How'd that happen?

A big THANK YOU to everyone who follows me on Flickr!

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Do Dragons Have Burnt Breath? #Scribbler Too

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Burning question of the day--Do Dragons Have Burnt Breath?


Created using Mario Klingman's Scribbler Too program.

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Blogger and Feedly seem to be miscommunicating

I have to apologize.  I'm usually working on two or three days worth of link lists at a time so that I'm not posting something with 20 links one day and only 2 the next.

Occasionally, I accidentally forget to set the scheduler and post something ahead of time. When that happens the post shows up in Twitter, Google+ and Feedly.  I can delete the Twitter & Google+, but nothing I can do in Feedly.

There have been some problems with Blogger, where scheduled posts have gone live before the scheduled time.  This happened to me 2-3 times last week.

Today, my pre-scheduled, half-done link lists have shown up in Feedly even though I did not post them, intentionally or accidentally.  I don't think they're showing up anywhere else, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did.

I'm going to keep my posts in draft mode for as long as possible.  I apologize for any inconvenience you face trying to follow a link only to get one of those messages saying the post doesn't ex…

Review of the Paperblanks Lindau Gospels Ultra journal #Paperblanks #Pilot #Zentangle

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Recently I received a bundle of Paperblanks products.  I've reviewed all but the Lindau Gospels journal.  I'm trying a briefer style, and for various reasons have fewer examples for performance.  I hope I've still given you what you need to decide if this would be a journal for you.


Specs
Size: 7" x 9" (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
No. of Pages: 128
Paper: Lined, White, acid-free, sustainable
Binding: Hand-stitched
Weight: 1.1 lb
Extras: memento pouch pocket

NOTE: Paperblanks come in several sizes, shapes, and variations--planners, notebooks, journals in lined, graph and blank paper.  I am reviewing the Ultra size, lined paper.  If you decide to buy one pay particular attention to the details so that you get the product you want.

Cover, Frontispiece & Backpage 
The cover of the Paperblanks Lindau Ultra journal is based on the Lindau Gospels recorded as being created between 750 and 800 AD.  It's made of thick, heavy and rigid black board with the Lindau embossed on the front, …

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Sunday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

The latest in Kawaii Kitty #ScribblerToo #Kawaii #LifeImitatesDoodles

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I decided to do another Scribbler Too version of my Kawaii Kitty.  I'll probably take him on an adventure in Art Journaling this weekend, if time allows.


Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Kawaii Kitty in the City #Kawaii #Sharpies #UmWowStudio #Clearprint #7DotsStudio

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I printed out my Kawaii Kitty (if you missed yesterday's post, go here) onto some Clearprint Vellum and started with some Nature Walk paper from 7Dots & UmWow Studio, that I had turned into an art journal.


After I cut out and glued my kitty down, I used brush point and neon Sharpies to color the page.

I'm tempted to take Kawaii Kitty on travels around the city, lol.

Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Kawaii Kitten in Scribbler Too #ScribblerToo #Kawaii

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My attempt at a Kawaii style done in the program Scribbler Too.

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Sharing the Skinny... Molding Acrylic Paint Skins for Mold Rubber Monday

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Did you know that you can make a skin with acrylic paint?  You pour out a layer of liquid acrylic paint onto a non-stick surface and just let it dry.  Once it has, you can peel it off, and then glue this 'skin' onto whatever artwork you wish. I made a couple of molds using Amazing Mold Rubber--get the skinny,see the how-to, the AMAZING step-by-step at the Amazing Mold Putty blog!

The Winners of the Clairefontaine Maritime Collection Travel Album Logbook have been notified

The three winners of the Clairefontaine Maritime Collection Travel Album Logbook have been emailed.  If you entered, please check your email (don't forget to check the spam folders!)

I'll announce names once they've all responded!

Congratulations to the winners.

Monday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Review of the Paperblanks Maya Blue Ultra Journal #Paperblanks #MayaBlueUltra #Zentangle

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The Maya Blue Ultra Journal is part of Paperblanks Silver Filigree Collection.  It is quite possibly the most beautiful journal I've ever owned.  You know that statement reflects my personal preferences, but I guarantee this is a journal that will have people 'oohing' and 'aahing' when they see it.

As with so many beautiful things, it was difficult to photograph.  I hope I've managed a photo that conveys the beauty.


Specs
Size: 7" x 9" (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
No. of Pages: 240
Paper: Blank, White, acid-free, sustainable
Binding: Smythe-Sewn
Extras: Antique finish metal clasp closure, decorated edging, memento pouch pocket, ribbon marker,
NOTE: Paperblanks come in several sizes, shapes, and variations--planners, notebooks, journals in lined, graph and blank paper.  I am reviewing the Ultra size, blank paper.  If you decide to buy one pay particular attention to the details so that you get the product you want.

Look & Feel
The moment that I saw a journal in the Si…

Sunday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Saturday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Review of the Copic Doodle Pack-Turquoise #JetPens #Copic #ZenDoodle

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Woohoo!  I received one of the Copic Doodle Packs from Jetpens!  There are eight different packs, each with a different color theme.  I had my choice of colors and I went with the Turquoise pack, because...well, Turquoise!


These packs are a color-coordinated set of Copic pens and alcohol markers.  This set includes:



Before I go any further, I want to mention that there are also Copic Doodle KITS which have 5 markers and two Multiliners with a variety of color.  What I am reviewing here is the PACK.  Not so very important unless you mean to get one and mistakenly order the other!

For those unfamiliar with Copic markers, they are professional grade alcohol markers.  Copic also carries pens of various kinds, such as the atyou Spica Glitter pen and Multiliner technical drawing pen included in this pack.


The main thing about this pack is that you get three different Copic products that are color coordinated to allow a variety of effects.  I'll give you a rundown of each product and the…

Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Wednesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

Which Aberdeen Notebook shall I give away?

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Daycraft has added two new limited edition notebooks to their Animal Pals selection. These adorable books are based on the movie Aberdeen, and I just received one of each in the mail.
This means an upcoming review AND since the inside of the notebooks are the same, it means I'll be giving one away (and it will be open to international!).  
My question. Which one shall I give away?  Greenie or the Blue Whale?  Just comment with your choice by Thursday 11:59 PDT and then sometime in the next week or two, I'll have  a review and give away the edition with the most votes!

Tuesday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal

The True Story of the Frog Prince #ArtJournal #ArtJournaling #LifeImitatesDoodles

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I'm currently involved in an art journal swap, where we have a OLW (one little word) as the theme for our journals.  This month's particular word was 'metamorphosis'.  I knew the owner of the journal was fond of French Bulldogs, which are often, fondly, called Frog Dogs.

I wanted to include a Frog Dog in my spread, but how to tie that in with the word Metamorphosis?

When I hit a conundrum like this, my strategy is to come up with a story--in the case, the True Story of the Frog Pince.  It seems much more likely to me than the Grimm version.