Just a little doodle…

Wow! Life seems to have really gotten away from me! It has been crazy around here and unfortunately my blogging time has suffered. I am hoping that I can begin to set time aside strictly for me and From Art To Hippos (I mean who am I kidding there is no life outside of what…

Finding Inspiration

Good morning everyone! I am in love with this art journal page! I was thumbing through (and creating my ultimate dream art supplies list) a Dick Blick art supplies catalog when I saw this little piece of art on one of the pages. I loved the colors and the textures. So I cut it out…

Better Together

Yesterday FromArtToHippos had an amazing moment! One of the tags I made got shared by The Crafters Workshop on Instagram!! I may have been geeking out a little bit and had to share the news with Lisa! That brought up a conversation we have had on multiple occasions. It is important to us that each…

Gelli Play Tools

Good morning everyone! It has been such a crazy summer for us here at From Art To Hippos! “V” has been keeping me very busy on her summer break and I am starting to get just as excited as she is for school to start again. This means more play time for me! Lisa and…

Mixed Media Monday 6/20/16

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was a nice relaxing one for us.  Next weekend is going to be busy, busy, busy and I am not sure when I will be able to create or if I will even have time.  Then again, it is summer time and I need to keep the…

Easy Zendoodle on Ink Spray Background

I have to say this week has been an emotional roller coaster for me!  “D” finished her Sophomore year today and continues her journey towards adulthood.  She decided to stay here this summer, instead of going to her dad’s, to work on getting her driver’s license and a job.  For me, that means I will…

Mixed Media Monday 6-13-16

Good morning everyone! Things have been so very crazy here at home. “V” is home for summer break and that means less time for crafting for mom. We just got a new swimming pool so most of our day is spent outside. With that being said, summer is going to be a bit dicey for…

Make Your Own Spray Inks!!

Good morning! I have gotten a lot of requests for my “recipe” for my spray inks. So I decided to make a tutorial and show you just how I did it. I love bright colors and most of the spray inks I have ever tried to make dried in a light pastel style. This doesn’t…

Gelli Play Wednesdays 6-1-16

Woo-hoo! I made it…on Wednesday! lol! This week I feel like I have been running years behind. Life has been so busy! It is the last 10 days of school for “V” and so there are a lot of things going on. And we are getting a pool (yay!!) so there is that craziness. Today…

Mixed Media Mondays 5-30-16

Good morning! With this page I decided to play with my gelatos which have not been getting much love lately. Usually when I create I add layer upon layer. Today I decided that I just wanted something simple and bright. It turned out perfect if you ask me. 🙂  I listed the supplies in the…

Sleepless Nights #1

I am having trouble falling asleep, so I went to my craft room and started messing around.  I flipped through some of my journals and picked one that wasn’t finished and proceeded to prep it to be a background to use later.  Here is the page I started with.   *I regret while in the…