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We Asked the Artists: What is Your Ideal Work Environment?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

For creative types, a space for working is often the biggest challenge. Creating the ideal environment for work is not always possible. However, there is usually an atmosphere that we work best in. People with a dedicated work space can come and create whenever the mood strikes them, while others have to accommodate families, noise, […]

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For creative types, a space for working is often the biggest challenge. Creating the ideal environment for work is not always possible. However, there is usually an atmosphere that we work best in. People with a dedicated work space can come and create whenever the mood strikes them, while others have to accommodate families, noise, […]

Stitched Girls with Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer

Friday, June 12th, 2015

  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

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  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

2 Projects by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson — Same Rue Romantique Bezel!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is […]

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Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is […]

We Asked the Artists: What Motivates You?

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Motivation is a complicated thing. When we are trying to create, sometimes it feels like the muse is trying to break down the door to help us, but other times the muse might not appear at all. Before we throw in the towel and quit, let’s hear from our fellow artists about how they are […]

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Motivation is a complicated thing. When we are trying to create, sometimes it feels like the muse is trying to break down the door to help us, but other times the muse might not appear at all. Before we throw in the towel and quit, let’s hear from our fellow artists about how they are […]

We Conclude the Bella Grace Blog Hop with Five Giveaways of Our Own

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Photographs by Jillian Lukiwski, Deb Taylor, Susan Tuttle Becky Stewart, Sylvia Stefanova Silvia Mulazzani, Deb Taylor, Susan Tuttle When I started working on the Bella Grace Blog Hop back in July, I had an inkling that it would turn into something very special. From the moment I held Bella Grace and flipped through the articles, […]

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Photographs by Jillian Lukiwski, Deb Taylor, Susan Tuttle Becky Stewart, Sylvia Stefanova Silvia Mulazzani, Deb Taylor, Susan Tuttle When I started working on the Bella Grace Blog Hop back in July, I had an inkling that it would turn into something very special. From the moment I held Bella Grace and flipped through the articles, […]

Get Published: September Calls and Challenges

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Becoming a published artist takes hard work, commitment, and at times, a thick skin. There is also nothing like the feeling you get from having your work featured, front-and-center, in a magazine, but only you can decide if it’s worth it. Our website is updated regularly to reflect submission guidelines as well as any special […]

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Becoming a published artist takes hard work, commitment, and at times, a thick skin. There is also nothing like the feeling you get from having your work featured, front-and-center, in a magazine, but only you can decide if it’s worth it. Our website is updated regularly to reflect submission guidelines as well as any special […]

55 Things to Be Thankful For by Guest Blogger Madelyn Mulvaney

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Please join me in welcoming our dear friend and contributing artist, Madelyn Mulvaney to our blog. Maddie has been featured in several installments of Somerset Life, Mingle, and has also been published in the premiere issue of Bella Grace. She is well-known for her enchanting, free-flowing narratives, photography, and unique art. Today she shares with us the […]

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Please join me in welcoming our dear friend and contributing artist, Madelyn Mulvaney to our blog. Maddie has been featured in several installments of Somerset Life, Mingle, and has also been published in the premiere issue of Bella Grace. She is well-known for her enchanting, free-flowing narratives, photography, and unique art. Today she shares with us the […]

Digital Inspiration: Pin It to Win It

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

We are proud and honored to have been awarded the 2014 American Inhouse Design Award by Graphic Design USA for the premiere issue of Digital Inspiration.   Celebrate This Achievement With Us! We’re giving away THREE free copies of Digital Inspiration! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions: From the images featured below […]

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We are proud and honored to have been awarded the 2014 American Inhouse Design Award by Graphic Design USA for the premiere issue of Digital Inspiration.   Celebrate This Achievement With Us! We’re giving away THREE free copies of Digital Inspiration! For your chance to win simply follow the instructions: From the images featured below […]

Guest Artist Dina Wakley: “Be Kind to Yourself” Tag

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Join me in welcoming the extraordinarily talented Dina Wakley to Somerset Place. Dina has been featured in Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, and Take Ten, just to name a few. Today she has graciously taken the time to walk us through the steps of creating a stunningly beautiful tag in a very special Somerset Place exclusive […]

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Join me in welcoming the extraordinarily talented Dina Wakley to Somerset Place. Dina has been featured in Art Journaling, Somerset Apprentice, and Take Ten, just to name a few. Today she has graciously taken the time to walk us through the steps of creating a stunningly beautiful tag in a very special Somerset Place exclusive […]

Mixed-Media Graffiti Box Project

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Are you a collector of little bits and pieces of beautiful things? Unique buttons, shinny pieces of paper, sea glass, porcelain beads, the list can go on and on. While quite different, all these little things come together to bring mixed-media projects to life by adding splashes of color and bold touches of texture. However,  […]

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Are you a collector of little bits and pieces of beautiful things? Unique buttons, shinny pieces of paper, sea glass, porcelain beads, the list can go on and on. While quite different, all these little things come together to bring mixed-media projects to life by adding splashes of color and bold touches of texture. However,  […]