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Hi! I’m Karen the creative brains behind the blog here and I’m so happy to have you here so let’s get to know each other a little bit.

I’m a full time working Mum so carving out time for my art and creativity can be really hard for me but I firmly believe in making time instead of waiting around to find time.

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I love all things vintage and colorful and getting my fingers very messy with paint. My tattoo above is actually designed from a piece of vintage fabric and it is my most favorite purchase ever!

If you hang around here on the site you’ll see that I make a wide variety of things from art journal pages to pencil cases and everything in between. I’m inspired by all the things around me in the world and I’m a firm believer in using this inspiration to make my art rather than being on Pinterest pinning all.the.things.

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I also believe in the power of writing down your dreams and goals to help make them happen. You can read all about why I believe this by clicking on this article here and there is even a great free download for you about how to make your own page.

I am now a convert to the woowoo magic of writing down your dreams and goals. Click through to read why

I started from nothing, from a cheap blank journal book. If I can do it so can you. The only thing that is stopping you, is you. This is only paper and really, what’s the worst that could happen?

I would love to have you join me and to share in my art journey. I’ll give you a piggy back when you need it and hand you water along the way. Just be sure to label the paint water separately ok?

So dive in and get making! What are you waiting for? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter below so you can keep up to date on what’s happening here at casa de Karen

Big Art Hugs,