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Handmade Watercolor Palette

Handmade Watercolor Palette

Dollar store finds

So I was on Amazon looking for the perfect watercolor palette. I saw this cute compact flowery one that was just so simple and, well, perfect. So I ordered and forgot to even check if it was prime or not…well 30 days later I finally get it. And believe it or not it was only 7 inches long, that’s another thing I forgot to check..Lol. In the meantime though, I decided to make my own…and this magnificent idea came to me while I was at the dollar store.

I got this airtight container and velcroed 40 mini containers to the base

Each one has their own lid and then the container lid adds a bit more airtight conditions. That is not as important for watercolors, but it will be for my fluid/high flow acrylics, which Ill be making next.


These are some of my new tube watercolor mixed with some of the older cake style, I just love the tube ones. These are Winsor and Newton professional watercolors, and they are affordable and saturated.!

So there is my new palette for home, and it only cost me $6..Wooowzer..!! and now Ill just use the mini for travel..I guess it all worked out:)




Just playin with painted pages today..

crazy circles abstract

Just playin with painted pages..

Painting pages for journals

funky flowers fun

These are just some of the styles I create for adding the painted pages to my journals. With each journal, whatever the size, I give the client the option to choose between all blank watercolor pages, or a mix of blank and painted pages. For the painted pages I use Canson 90 lb mixed media paper  and Americana Craft Paint  I usually get them at Walmart for 2 for 1$. I love how the paper feels after it has dried.It makes it thick and a very matte finish which is great for painting on top of..or drawing with a pen marker or paint pens.

The pages are fun to do and I usually create them when I am pondering what I want to do next or if I dont feel like thinking too much and I just want to play with paint.

fast and furious flowers

I also use my treasured eraser stamps which I made years ago but I still love today..

..and then I cut them up to fit each journal


One BADASS Art Journal 2018

One BADASS Art Journal 2018

The time has Come…Yup..the day you’ve been waiting for…”One Badass Art Journal” is now open for early registration..Woop Woop:)..and im still adding a few details to my class!!and L00k at those awesome faces of all who will be sharing their knowledge, techniques and ideas..!!.Oh the Fun..! Here is your link  to get in on it now..:)

New Handmade Art Journals going into the shop

New Handmade Art Journals going into the shop

New “Meadoris” in the Shop

Well Ive been workin 24/7 to  create some new art journals and here is my first finished batch.. a bunch if different sizes too 9 x 6 9 x 8 9 x 12  and 6 x 7 inch all with removable pages. Stop by my website link above to get yours .

New Acrylic Paintings

New Acrylic Paintings

New Work in the making

These will be available in the 2017 Handmade Holiday Event on Facebook, beginning on November 27th. I along with 23 other artists will be sharing our creations including Paintings, Jewelry, Art Dolls, Sculpture, Textiles, and Handmade Art Journals. Please feel free to click link above and check Going, if you would like to experience the excitement of one of Stephanie Gagos awesome auctions..

Colorful Still life by Robin Mead

Sunset river painting by a Robin Mead
Mandala art by Robin Mead
Abstract art by Robin Mead
Abstract art by Robin MeadMandala art by Robin Mead

My studio gets a little crazy at Handmade Holiday Event Time

My studio gets a little crazy at

2017 Handmade Holiday Event

with Stephanie Gagos Curator

Messy Studio


…basically these are just extra pieces that I am just hanging for inspiration. I just put up this line after seeing a cool idea on Pinterest. I need to set it up a bit better but you get the gist.. Lol..During the holiday season I just let everything go..and make sure there is enough space to create..and if not I head to the kitchen. I got in trouble a bit last week bc my “art” was in each room of our home. My husband said.. “Cmon Rob..this isnt fair”..and I had to I cleaned up the bedroom and kitchen and still need to fix up the living room a bit.

Below are some pics of how it looks when its clean. Its not fancy or huge but I love it and it screams of who I am and what I love around me:0

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above is a pic of a cleaner time. years ago…Ive since rearranged everything so I can have a standup and a sit down desk area