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For the past few months, I have been expanding my creative pursuits into painting with Alcohol Ink.  I've taken an extensive 6-week course, some mini project-based courses, and watched countless videos as well.  What fun!  

I've always been creative and have tried many different things - ceramics, sewing, floral design, metal work, beading, Kumihimo and all kinds of other jewellery-making ... this is my first time painting.  I much prefer abstract and just love the color expression and vibrancy of working with alcohol ink as well as some encaustic wax.

At this early stage of my skill development, I have added a category to the GlitznKitz website for alcohol ink work I will be offering for sale. I have included some Note Card print sets there and hope to add other items in due course. I may share things on my personal Facebook page or the GlitznKitz Facebook page and am starting an Instagram account called JamieNorthArt. Nothing posted there yet, but it will happen in the hopefully not-too-distant future. 

If at all interested in checking out my journey into this new endeavour, feel free to follow me on Instagram.  Thanks in advance for checking things out!  In the interim, I'm enjoying the ride!  

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