Saturday, January 12, 2019

Life Documented 2019 20 Minute Journaling Challenge

Hi all! It's been a long time since I've posted anything here, but today I have something to share (and when I actually took the time to write a post!). I finally have another art video up on YouTube. This time it's my take on Week 3 of the Life Documented 2019 prompt. The challenge was to create for 20 minutes. 

 As I was preparing this post, my boys were watching former NASA engineer Mark Rober's videos on YouTube. The specific video was about kids' science projects and education, and he said something that really spoke to me, and it applies to this prompt as well. He quotes Tina Seelig: Creativity is applying your imagination to address a challenge. This requires both imagination and experimentation." Wow. I thought you'd all like it too, so I've picked that as my quote, and I think it fits well with the challenge: to only allow yourself 20 minutes to create something. It sure challenged me, and we all need to flex those creative muscles, right? :) If you're interested, HERE IS THE VIDEO.


Thanks for visiting, hope you can get in twenty minutes of art time soon! :)

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Week 41 Life Documented Tutorial and Week 33 String Art Challenge

Hi there, creatives! I am pleased to share a fun tutorial with you on the Facebook group, Life Documented 2018 and on their blog. Come check it out!

Facebook Group

Finished the Week 37 challenge also. Well, the prompt was to make a mood board, and that I did not do, but I did try the string art challenge. I used my marbled papers from week 33 as my background paper, so that's where I put it in my unPlanner. :)

Thanks to you all for visiting! :)

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥

Monday, August 20, 2018

Life Documented 2018 Week 33 Guest Post and Weekly Views

Hi! I have a tutorial on the Life Documented 2018 blog. Come see, come see! :)

See it HERE! 

So, my weekly views for week 33 in my unPlanner is ready to fill in, starting with Sunday. I added a fun paper clip this morning, and now I'm having so much fun! It hearkens a bit back to scrapbooking, which is such a part of me yet. :)

I have been making lots of marbled paper, and I've found a way to use them here. See the blog post at the Life Documented Blog for the link to the YouTube video - it was that video that got me into using the shaving cream method! :)

Washi tape is by Rae Missigman. She has delightful art marks kits that comes with the washi. Most of the month tabs are from this kit, too. 

To see more of my unPlanner 2018, visit my Instagram, and follow the hashtag #annasunplanner2018. You can also click on the tag: "unplanner2018'' at the bottom of this post, close to where comments appear for my other unPlanner2018 posts, including two YouTube videos about it. :)

Thanks so much for visiting me here! If you leave a comment, I hope to see it, but I've been having some difficult with Blogger right now. I apologize in advance for any missed questions you might have left me here. You can contact me at artfulstories(at)gmail(dot)com as well or on Instagram. 

Enjoy your week!

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Roben-Marie Smith Design Team Mini Blog Hop


Hi all! Thanks for hopping with us and I welcome you here!

Head to my Youtube channel to watch me play in my unPlanner with fun goodies by Roben-Marie Smith Art Pops and PaperBag Studios!

Read more blog hop info below, see my fellow team members' beautiful projects and to learn how you can win some fabulous prizes! :)

(I had it embedded in this blog post, but the page was loading too slowly. Hope this helps!)

In the video you will see:

1. The decorating of this pink and purple envelope using RM stamps.

2. The journaling on the ART POP card.

3. Decorating the doodled calendar.

To see me make the January calendar, visit me on Roben-Marie Smith's Youtube channel HERE.

4. See me make the February tab on the video as well.

Work in progress: Painted a Starbucks bag with gesso, and is ready for some artsy play.

Here I used a pallette knife technique, which was a prompt/lesson back in March, for the project I'm involved in called Life Documented 2018.

aaaaaaaand! Finally the Blog Hop details! 

Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist.  We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE! 

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article HERE

Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie's latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop. 

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member's posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win.  Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST.  Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver

Anna Friesen
(you're here)

Kristi Nazzaro

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Petersen

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley

Thanks so much for hopping with me here, and do check out the other artists beautiful projects! :)

(My page might be loading slowly, so if you wait until it's loaded completely, the comment section should show up. Sorry.)

♥♥♥  Anna  ♥♥♥