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Art Journal Weekend!!!

June 4th-7th 2020 Art Journal Weekend with artist Michelle Allen! Registration Opens Nov. 1 at noon (PST). I’m are offering early bird registration (10AM (PST))  for those who sign up on my newsletter. Limited space, only 8 spots available. This enchanting weekend will be hosted by Michelle in Michelle’s beautiful home, located in the Portland, Oregon metro area (Vancouver, WA).…

make your desktop pretty! may desktop wallpaper

today IS going to be SUBLIME! i hope you enjoy this month’s free desktop wallpaper. our Allen Designs wiggles clock can be found here. i like the idea of making that statement as i wake to encounter each day. my days ARE better when i begin with that kind of attitude. sometimes it’s fiercely hard. there are people & things that are…

hand lettering & artist’s open studio tour

this year clark county, washington will be having it’s first annual artist’s open studios tour! not sure of the dates, but it will be happening some time this fall. here’s a little logo hand lettering artwork thingy that i’ve been working on. not positive if it will be used or not but it’s been fun nonetheless.     and how…

in all her glory

she is finally completed. ©2012 Michelle Allen, Bookworm. Acrylic, pencil and ink on wrapped canvas, 30″ x 40″ x 2.75″. there are many layers involved in this painting. more than i would have preferred to be quite honest. there are many emotions involved. also more than i would have preferred! but in the end, i am pleased…

i almost feel famous!

funny that i’ve pretty much fallen off the face of the blogging world and i get featured in artful blogging.  i’ve loved this publication since it started and am crazy-excited & honored to appear in it’s delicious pages. if you’ve never picked yourself up a copy… you must! every issue is just jammed full of inspiration, from decorating to cooking to…

Close2myART giveaway!

to celebrate our new blog and thank you for making the move with me- 🙂 i’m giving away a…  on our website Close2myArt! ………………………… there are different 3 ways you can enter (pick any or all!) 1. leave a comment on this post telling me what/if you have any summer plans. 2. share us with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and leave…

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