Salt Dough Sculpture

Salt dough sculpture is an enjoyable and easy-to-do craft for kids of all ages.

Salt Dough Lion in Sleigh

I began sculpturing dough when I was but a wee one some 40 plus years ago. In fact, a former neighbor still has Christmas ornaments I made for her when I was a child. I taught my children to sculpt with dough, and they would bring their adult friends home for salt dough craft time. I also sold salt dough when my sister and I had our arts and crafts business.

salt dough reindeer


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Use your Imperfect Talents

Use what talents you possess.
For the world would be very
silent if no birds sang
except those that
sang the best. –Henry Van Dyke

Create Mixed Media by JoDee Luna

Self-doubt is definitely one of the main culprits that keeps me from using my artistic talents. Pressure to be perfect discourages me from sharing them with others: I can’t put that painting online because I didn’t get the nose just right. Who really wants to read my inspirational posts? There are so many talented people in this world, my efforts seem flawed in comparison.

We may live in a world full of critics, but often we are the ones most hard on ourselves. So is it any wonder that we artsy types are hesitant to push through? READ ENTIRE POST…

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Art is the soul made visible

Art is the soul made visible…

Dream Eye Mixed Media by JoDee Luna

the spirit tangible…
the unseen possible!

Lately I’ve been contemplating the transformative power of art. How amazing that something envisioned can come to life through an art form! READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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The Power of Words

We promised it would never happen to us.

Directional Shifts Poem

That we’d lose our words, our voice, our passion to write.
That we’d abandon our blogs and books that were well into their becoming…READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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Believe in Your Becoming

Perhaps the greatest challenge we artistic types face is to believe in our becoming.

Believe In Your Becoming by JoDee Luna 960

Sure, there are messy workspaces to organize, jam-packed lives to thin, and challenging skills to learn. All of which distract us and offer excuses to stop forward motion.

And I’m always wondering where my talents will take me instead of trusting in the process of becoming the artist God envisions. In fact, the longer I aspire to live a creative life, the more certain I am that the issue isn’t primarily a directional one but an internal one—READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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Warrior Princess Featured at Create With Joy

What an honor to have Warrior Artist featured at Create With Joy’s Inspire me Monday!

Warrior Arttist Featured on Create With Joy


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Warrior Artist

Warrior Artist depicts the artist determined to create.

Warrior Artist 72 Res Feature Image

Her mask is a dove, symbolizing divine inspiration. READ ENTIRE POST…

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