An Arts & Crafts Book Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

I am so excited to have been asked to contribute my art to this amazing project! “Around The World With 80 Artists” is a compilation of arts and crafts projects curated by Mahe Zehra Husain, founder of The Creative Art Academy. From budding crafters to advanced artists, there is a project here for everyone! My contributions will include not only some of the coloring pages from The Art Journal Coloring Book, but also a tutorial on how to make your own coloring pages, easy-peasy!

Best of all, 20% of the proceeds from this project will go to The Malala Fund to help girls gain an education. Girls who might otherwise not get their chance at a basic human right so many of us take for granted.

Click the image linked below to sign up for your own FREE e-copy before it goes on sale!

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Limited Christmas Ephemera on Etsy

I’ve been tidying up the studio and put together some Christmas ephemera “scrap packs” full of vintage Christmas illustrations, music, green & red tickets, coupons, old music sheets, word flash cards (French & English) related to the holidays, plus lots more – there’s 50 pieces crammed in there!

Perfect for card making, mixed media art, tags, art journalling…

I only had a enough goodies to make about 6 or so, so get yours before they’re gone for good. Have fun! And don’t forget to join studioseena on Facebook to share your creations – can’t wait to see what you’ve made!



Free Printables: Vintage Graphics!

Look what I have for you today, my friends! A google+ bestie led me to this find and it was something I thought you’d like to bookmark. Here’s my favourite printable (don’t be surprised if you see it on a future art journal page!). Wouldn’t this be great printed in black and white with unexpected heads inside, like pets or silly family faces?


You can find the other printables at Eclectic Anthology. Happy collaging!

Magazine Inspiration for Artists: Flow Magazine

Do you know Flow magazine? Flow hails from the Netherlands and has a really positive, happy vibe. Flow’s manifesto: “Flow is all about positive psychology, mindfulness, creativity and the beauty of imperfection. We love illustrations and in each issue there is a gift made of our much-loved paper.” In fact, for an additional sensory experience Flow actually contains several different kinds of paper in each issue. For those of use who still love turning real pages, this magazine is a delight to touch.


Yes, I admit it. I splurged and bought myself their latest issue. At $22 it’s the equivalent of purchasing a book. But their tagline, “A Magazine For Paper Lovers” called to me. I’m a paper lover. Ergo… Must. Have. Now, my dirty little secret is that I loooooooove to cut up magazines. Believe you me, there are so many wonderful things to snip! But to do so would be to mar Flow’s beauty and I’m not sure I’m ready to do that yet. I am seriously considering ordering some back issues. I ask you, could you resist these covers??

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As you can guess from the gorgeous covers, Flow is filled with beautiful illustrations in a variety of styles that inspire as much as the articles illuminate. If the artist in you is ever in need of some inspiration or, if you just feel like curling up on the sofa with a hot tea and a good read, I encourage you to look for Flow at your local bookstore. It’s worth every penny! Do you have any favourite magazines that inspire the artist in you? I’d love to learn about them… please leave me a comment below!

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