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ArtMythos: Look At What We’ve Been Up To…

I’m so excited to share what the members of my ArtMythos Online Course have been up to. We spend a lot of time over in our secret Facebook group sharing and talking about all things art. Here are some snippets of those conversations.


Some gorgeous examples of what some of our members created these past few months!

Artwork by Celia Fulton Walden

“Still loving those ink blots. I am starting to think that these inked papers and the organic ink blots are helping me make a bridge between how I work sculpturally. Fingers crossed! At least I’m having fun.” – Celia Fulton Walden


Artwork by Lynda Fish

“I used to paint doors, walls and windows with encaustic (wax) paints… experimented in my journal with gelli prints instead. Writing on walls! Plus some other experiments using torn paper ensos and ink blots.” – Lynda Fish


Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“I found some envelopes to Gelli print on and created an envelope book. Here’s some pics!” – Tammy Swafford

(This technique was shown to my students in one of our”studio video series” inside of our ArtMythos: classroom!)


Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Here are some reverse/resist inkblots I made while experimenting with resist fluid. I used a photocopy of a black & white napkin design, put some marks down with the clear fluid, folded the paper in half to make my inkblot, waited for it to dry, then went over the entire paper with distress stains. Lots of love to you all!”

I’ve been sharing my love of inkblots with the ArtMythos: members and they are doing some incredible experimentations and beautiful techniques of their own!


Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Really beautiful. Such a soothing palette.” – Celia Fulton Walden


Artwork by Celia Fulton Walden

“Today’s pages and Sumi-e paper and ink experiments.” – Celia Fulton Walden


Artwork by Tammy Swafford

“Finished the Clean-Up Journal. I would like you (Robyn Mcclendon) to know that I really appreciate you telling your story in today’s video. Your prompts always make me think and approach my art in new ways. I did a few prints today, and I really like what’s going on in the paper from the hardware store. I have also included pictures from my finished journal.” – Tammy Swafford


Artwork by Maryse Perdriat

“My first prints with Gelli plate on deli paper, craft paper and copy paper. What great fun!!!” – Maryse Perdriat

Even my members who are new to Gelli printing are doing beautiful and organic prints using my techniques that make experimenting with this monoprinting process equally rewarding.


Artwork by Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Hi there! I have been working on a few different projects, and finally got one finished! I wanted to share here in a flip-thru.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera

“Awesome. You have really inspired me! Thanks for sharing.” – MaryJo Dahl


Artwork by Helen Buiskool

“A few of my recent pages. Just playing…” – Helen Buiskool


Artwork by Lynda Fish

“Some playful explorations in my journal… mixing in old watercolors, acrylics, feathers etc with Gelli printing because I love the old wall effect.” – Lynda Fish

“These are gorgeous, Lynda! Such rich color.” – Lisa Rene Aguilera


Artwork by Vicki Louise Neil Ross

“Great play day with art group! Did four journal pages! BTW, the Zen Pen is great!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross


Artwork by Dawn Nowacki

“Hi, all! This is a short video flip through of my Robyn-inspired journal.  Thank you for all the inspiration, gang. I’ve been appreciating everybody’s posts. And thank you, Robyn, for the class! Hugs, Dawn.” – Dawn Nowacki

“Love!!! The one on left. Reminds me if East Indian batik prints!” – Vicki Louise Neil Ross


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To learn more about the ArtMythos Online Course click the link.

I invite you to come hang out with us!

Much Love and Happy Journaling!



“Our Soul’s Reflection”


This is so true…

The way we live, the things that surround us…really reflects how we think and feel inside ourselves.

How many time have you observed this as you entered into the home of others…

Sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise to discover a new aspect of this person and other times it can be a complete shock…what we see doesn’t line up with what we thought we knew about them.

Take a walk around your home, your studio, or creative space…does it reflect your soul, the you that speaks creatively…How can you alter your environment to line up with where you are or want to be?

Is it as comfortable as you’d like?  Are some of items that you are living with there because they were given to you, but you don’t care for them?

Well how about gifting those things to someone who will like them…

We all have paper work and old bills that we let accumulate…let’s clear out that clutter too… It really does help us to think more clearly and releases those emotions that are attached to these things that we often times don’t realize we have until we throw them out…

I can’t tell you how many times this has been a clearing for me…sometimes it’s just the guilt associated with saying that I’m going to sit down and go through that pile and then don’t…

Have you been meaning to get more plants, add a water fountain, change the artwork (or put some of your own work up)?

Do you need to stock up on candles or incense and just haven’t?

What can you do this week to alter your environment such that it reflects the inner you, the one that creates, dreams and has passions beyond the mundane activities that we all find ourselves?

Tell yourself that you will treat yourself this week by changing at least two things that you have been wanting to do, and these changes will inspire you moving closer and deeper to the creative you…

Bonne Chance!!!

And Enjoy, Always Peace and love


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