I am kermit flailing and squeeing all over the place today because I get to tell you that I’ve got an awesome new blog series for you! YAY!!!!!

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Lots of you have probably already heard that Donna Downey is discontinuing “Inspiration Wednesdays” (cue sobbing!), and maybe you were kinda bummed about it. I know *I* was bummed because I loved that series and really looked forward to watching the new video every Wednesday. Donna has been a huge inspiration of mine and taking classes with her in person and on line has really taken me to the next level. When I heard that she was retiring the series, my initial reaction was to have a totally bummed out moment. What was I going to have to look forward to on Wednesdays??

It took about a minute to make the decision to do my own series!

I’m wild like that. :)

Welcome to Wildly Inspired!

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As often as human possible on Wednesdays, you’ll find a new video here complete with a supplies list. Sometimes the videos will be quick and dirty, and sometimes they will be a little more in depth. I will be tending to my need for ease throughout the series, so if I need a week off, I’ll take it, but I’ll make sure to let you know via my newsletter (which you can sign up for here).

This series begins with a cover design! I love starting a new journal, and I picked the Dylusions (smaller size – 5 x 8?) because I knew that it would be no problem to sit down and work in that size throughout the series. I work well with the paper now that I know what it will take and how to prepare it for my style (gesso!), and I love that I can pop it into a bag if I want to take it with me to a cafe somewhere!

I really wanted to honour the name of the series and explore what ‘wild’ means to me right now. Where there have been times in my life that ‘wild’ referred to a kind of feral nature (think wolfish), these days I’m feeling wild in the Bohemian sense of the word – sensual, pleasure driven, feminine. Here’s where I took that feeling tone.

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This is a free series, but your tips are appreciated!

Supplies Used

Dylusions journal (Small)
White gesso
Fluid acrylics
Ephemera
Matte medium + gel medium (matte)
Printed photograph
Portfolio water soluble oil pastels
Blending stump
Sticker border
Washi tape
Masking tape
Stamps + waterproof ink pad
Self leveling gel

Snapshots

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The scrumptious front cover. Since I removed the elastic, I’m using an old Smash band to close the book

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The back cover

And that’s it for this week! If you are playing along, feel free to pop a link to your images in the comments below or BETTER YET! Share in my on line community on Facebook!

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