About Karen Dawn

I believe that we are all creative beings and that whatever path you are on, just being aware of your own creativity is an expression that is uniquely you. To find your creative voice, trust yourself and learn to be the journey that is your own creative path.

Mid July Bloom – Journal Spread Video

Mid July Bloom is a multi layered approach along with some very inexpensive mixed-media options. This is an amazing process that leaves all planning behind allowing you to follow your intuitive flow and let those ideas bloom. Materials List Strathmore Visual Journal – 140lb watercolor paper (90 lb mixed-media paper will work too) [...]

Mid July Bloom – Journal Spread Video2017-07-17T16:22:47+00:00

Handmade Journal Party!

Get ready to have a blast at this one of a kind Visual Art Journal party! Guests will make their own painted papers and bind them into a journal that is super portable and great for summer trips. This is a super fun party favorite and it's only $25 per person! Contact Karen Dawn [...]

Handmade Journal Party!2018-05-19T20:33:32+00:00

Mind Body Spirit Tarot Card – Journal Spread

I've been exploring Body, Mind and Spirit spreads using the Shining Tribe deck which has images that are easy to draw and are steeped in historical meaning. Tarot is helping me to go deeper into my work, but don't get what I do with Tarot confused with fortune telling, I use the card as [...]

Mind Body Spirit Tarot Card – Journal Spread2017-06-19T23:11:34+00:00

Mixed-Media Journal Masking and Texture Techniques

In this hands on class you will make your own mixed-media painted journal spread using texture and masking techniques that will turn you into an instant artist - no really! You got this! No artist experience required! Join us for 3 full hours of fun and expand your visual journal [...]

Mixed-Media Journal Masking and Texture Techniques2017-08-04T21:33:07+00:00

Please Be Gentle with Me

Before Detailed Work This before image shows how the page looks before any details were added. In the video you will see how this page is constructed. Finished Journal Page Once the paint is thoroughly dry (at least 2 hours for thin layers, over night for anything thick) [...]

Please Be Gentle with Me2017-06-19T22:32:15+00:00

Hand Painted Paper Journal Binding

In this hands on class you will make your own painted papers and bind them into a journal that is super portable, great for summer trips and travels. I will not be offering this class again for the low price of only $20 (normally $30). So clear your Sunday schedule and get ready to [...]

Hand Painted Paper Journal Binding2017-07-10T20:54:17+00:00

Cityscape – Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink

How to loosely follow a book art lesson and transform it into your own unique expression Materials List: Strathmore Visual Journal – 140lb watercolor paper Heavybody Acrylic paint (old credit or gift card to scrap it onto the page) Liquid Acrylics (red, blue and yellow plus paynes grey and titanium white) Glazing Liquid (not to [...]

Cityscape – Abstracts in Acrylic & Ink2017-06-02T00:38:35+00:00

The Fools Journey

Using Tarot to find my own personal meaning and connection comes out in my journal pages. This is not to be confused with any belief systems or methods for using Tarot, such as fortune telling. I simply use them as creative and intuitive inspiration. Anything visual or verbal that you feel connected with, curious about [...]

The Fools Journey2017-06-02T00:23:28+00:00