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artist, writer, teacher, photographer, mama, expressive arts coach
Interests: creativity, spirituality, healthy relationships, book arts, art supplies, photography, nature, hiking, education, wellness
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Calling all folks who are retired, entrepreneurs with flexible schedules, or folks available on Tuesdays, look here! Getting Started with Visual Journaling at Wet Paint starts on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Find out more and register to reserve your spot! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Have you ever wondered how to use molding paste to add texture to your journal page? I've got a tutorial just for you! Also, please tell all of your retired friends or entrepreneurial friends with a flexible schedule about my upcoming class at Wet Paint. It's called Getting Started with Visual Journaling, and it's going to be awesome! Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Do you enjoy color saturated markers? Here's a fun art tutorial you might enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
In this blog post I share a step-by-step tutorial on using water as a theme for an art journaling page spread. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Have you ever thought to use colored pencils with stencils? In this post, I will show you how I decided to use part of a stencil, plus my own hand-drawn designs, to create an image in my visual journal. Enjoy! Plus, there's a friendly reminder to use your good supplies. Just being alive is reason enough, wouldn't you agree? Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Chris! It's always fun to see you (and your typewriter, too, when it's with you.)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing your amazing art at our VJC meetings!
Get an inside look at the February MN Visual Journal Collective meeting, hosted at the best art supply store in the Twin Cities-Wet Paint. Also, find out about some creative opportunities available to you, listed at the end of the post. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
"Keep the Vibe High" through listening to music you love, smiling, and creating your art, whatever that may be! Take a look at this art journal tutorial, inspired by Alicia Keys hosting the 2019 Grammy Music Awards. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Sometimes two unexpected things just might go well together. Come see how I combined my morning coffee with stencils! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Take a look inside our January 2019 MN Visual Journal Collective meeting at Wet Paint. You are sure to be inspired by all of these journal pages! Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
I invite you into my Rag and Bone Bindery art journal, as I create a colorful New Year spread. If you love mixed media art supplies, you'll want to take a peek! Thank you in advance for looking. I appreciate you! Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
I am trying something new on the blog today! Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Orange Spiral Arts
Here's why I am signing up for Life Book 2019, even though I am not into creating faces or portraits in my art journal. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Collage Paper Pies is open for registration. Class begins online on Monday, November 19, 2018. Register today and make great gifts for yourself, your friends, and/or your family, for the holidays! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
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Nov 12, 2018
Hi Chris, I really appreciate your comment. I am glad you find this idea helpful. Have a great day! All of my best, Briana
Would you like to see a tutorial on how to create a funky envelope using copy paper, acrylic paint, and a stencil? You're invited to take a look! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Would you like some snail mail? Be one of the first 10 to register for my upcoming online class, Mixed Media Paint Scraping! Save $20 now. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Want to see what we did at the September Visual Journal Collective meeting? It was pretty awesome! #visualjournalcollective @mnbookarts #orangespiralarts #blogpost Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Here's a personal version of Project 1 from Tamara Laporte's book, Create Your Life Book. I love stencils and spray ink! How about you? Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Do you love art supplies with rich color? Take a look at my latest blog post where I show you how Dye-na-flow liquid color works on paper. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
I've got a "hot tip" for you today on how to use spray inks without making a gigantic mess! Come check it out! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Get inspired by some of the most colorful lily pads you have ever seen! Plus encouragement to use your stash of art supplies, especially your artistcellar stencils! Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts
Giveaway winner announced for Rag and Bone Bindery! Plus, I have a little watercolor art and nature inspiration for you, too! Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Orange Spiral Arts