About Me



Hello, my name is Laurie. My little sidekicks name is Oscar.  I have enough paint brushes to be dangerous and have fallen madly in love with mixed media art. Hours will pass by when I am in my art room and to me it feels like the blink of an eye. I can’t choose a favorite color.  I love peeling dried paint off of the tops of my paint bottles, it makes me happy. I don’t like cleaning paint brushes. I am on a mission to use up the scrapbook paper, ephemera, stickers, ribbon, etc..that I have been holding on to for years.  It’s more fun to use it than store it.   I love the smell of office supply stores. I look at everything as a possible art tool or something that can be altered. I think twice before throwing anything away because I might “need” it for my art. I love paint on my fingers but I can’t stand the juice from fruit to get on them. I love the smell and feel of fabric. I have a thing for storage containers. I think they make me feel organized even though I’m not. I see beauty in all of the seasons. I never get bored. I love to laugh and I love a good sense of humor. “Perfect” people make me nervous.  I go to sleep thinking about art and wake up thinking about art. I love the Lord and I am very thankful for his hand on my life.

Welcome to my world. I hope I can inspire you and encourage you in some way.

Be creative today. Right now! What are you waiting for…GO!

Laurie ~ Blackbeary Forest

31 thoughts on “About Me”

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you found the email Letha. I appreciate you joining me on my blog. Thank you so much. 🙂

  1. YAY!! I am subscribing to you using both of my emails just to make sure I don’t miss anything cause sometimes I don’t check one email or the other for a while….this way is easier for me and I love what you do. You are awesome!!!

    1. Thank you Tanya. I really appreciate your sweet comment. I’m glad you are here. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the Altered Wood Dress Form. You just need to enter a post in the comments of that video on YouTube to enter and you are already subscribed here so that part is done. Thanks again! 🙂

  2. I raised my hand.

    Thanks for your videos on Junk you stuff. Loved them. Couldn’t wait for part two and looking forward to part three.


  3. Everything you say about yourself I copy and paste with little alteration but I don’t like paganism though. You are so positive, creative and soothing to watch. I love your voice and the dog’s snoring too. Thank you for your inspiration and will keep on following but not stalking. Best wishes. Ankna Parkin.

    1. Hi Joyce 🙂 I’m so glad you found me too…welcome to my channel/blog. I don’t have any contest running although I did just do a giveaway but keep a look out because there will be more to come. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Hi Laurie, I just found your blog and also watched your latest video on making tags out of packaging. As I told you before, you are SO creative and I love, love, love your style! Thanks for sharing your time with all of us! You gave us so many ideas on ways to use our scraps to make beautiful tags or cards or AJ pages and even canvasses!! Looking forward to your next one!! Hugs, Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie 🙂 So glad you found the blog. Thank you so much. I always appreciate your kind comments. 🙂

  5. Hi Laurie, I love all your inspirations you give us! You have brought me back to life in my mixed media life..my true love! I will be trying all your really cool tips and tricks with my art! Maybe even get inspired to make a YT video! I hope to send you a thank you package soon! I just retired and setting up my studio again! Moved also…gosh. Organizing art supplies is a pain!! Thanks again for many fun days ahead! Hugs, Joyce

    1. Hi Joyce 🙂 Oh my gosh, your comment is the best. I love that you feel a renewed love for art and creating. That just makes me so happy. I know how I felt when I needed that and I remember who it was that inspired me to feel passion for creating again and if I can be just a tiny, tiny part of your journey I have been gifted enough. Thank you so much for telling me a little about your art path. Good luck with getting your room set up. Moving is tough on an artist. lol Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  6. Hi Laurie! I’m so glad I found your channel. I am just starting my crafting journey although I have wanted to begin for along time. You make things so simple, your YouTube vids are thoughtfully well done and I am binge watching.

    Thank you for time. Dawn

    1. Hi Dawn 🙂 I’m so glad you found me too. Welcome to my channel. 🙂 And welcome to crafting too. You will have a blast learning all the neat things there are to do. And thank you, I’m so glad you enjoy my videos. I appreciate that. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  7. I have been binge watching your channel, great ideas, beautiful work! I’m in West Tennessee and enjoying the cooler temps also!

    1. Hi Cheri 🙂 Thanks so much for watching my videos. I’m glad you enjoy them. Hasn’t the weather been awesome the last week or so? Especially in the morning it just feels like fall when I ride my bike. Nice to know someone else in TN. 🙂 Thanks for subscribing and I hope to see you around. 🙂

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