I was so excited when Pam over at Sewcrazi challenged me to create art with a partner. I loved the idea of sitting down and making art with a friend or family member. Ever since I started sketching faces, my daughter, 5 yr old Arya, was fascinated and drew right along side me. Her approach was so free and she never struggled, so I knew that I wanted to create with her for the challenge and share with you her approach to drawing. She even gives us some words of wisdom too!



Check out Pam’s #pARTnersartchallenge here:

To create today we used:
Faber Castell graphite pencil 2B
Koh-I-Noor graphite pencil 4B
Daler-Rowney Blending Sticks
Kneadable erasers

Thank you so much for creating with us today! Grab one of your loved ones and start creating some art! Be sure to use the #pARTnerartchallenge tag on Instagram so we can all see your work too!

Until next time…

Happy Creating!

XO- Erin & Arya too!


Creative Flow #5

Hey hey hello!

Man, January is just flying by! For our second Creative Flow Episode this month, I had fun creating with my mini me! (Well ok, she didn’t help me create it but she sure had fun helping me with the voice over!) As you know, or maybe you are new to the Flow, Tiffany and I both created a ‘flowish’  journal stuffed full of goodies and mailed them to each other. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we upload a video showcasing what we have created using 3 items from the flow we were sent.

Check out my process video below to see what 3 things I chose this week:

If you haven’t already, Be sure to head on over to Tiffany’s Channel and watch her video to see what 3 things she chose to use in her flow!

Here’s what I used to create this page:

Journal from Charlotte over at:

3 items from Tiffany’s Flow

Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Matte Medium
Art Glitter Glue
Daniel Smith Acrylic Gesso- Iridescent Gold
Sookwang Double Sided Tape
3M Foam Tape

Ink Pads:
Close To My Heart- Brown Bag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn

Darice- Embossing Essentials- Scroll Frame

Hampton Art Cling Stamps-Grateful
Echo Park- Once Upon A Time Script

Pastels from the Stencil Collection- Gray & Black

Stabilo Woody’s- Brown and Black

Lindys Stamp Gang Ink Spray-Maidenhair Fern Green

Gold Gel Pen
Marvy Le Pen- Black

Gold Leaf sheet

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week and were able to get into the creative flow yourself!
XO- Erin



Crazy Pages!

Hey All!

Well, I’ve embarked on yet another adventure! This one is a crazy one, no really, it IS! It’s the Crazy Pages Collaboration.

Check out my video below and then be sure to check all the rest of the artist’s links below!

“International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”

Twelve pages, Two amazing teams. Each page made with a different shape, design and techniques, painted with incredible backgrounds, are being shipped to different states and countries around the world! ?? ? ? ? ?
Once completed, each artist of the two teams will take their 12 pages, which were painted by 12 different people, and then will film or take pictures of them binding the pages into a unique, fun, and amazing Art Journal of Crazy Pages!!
Please be sure to check out my fellow YouTube Artists who are participating in this trade with me. Some will have pictures up on their Instagram Accounts and some will have a video up on YouTube detailing the whole journey. ?⭐️ “Crazy Pages” was created by and organized by Ayala Art / I Love 2 Paint.


Mona L

Ayala Art

Bea Grob

Britta Toftebjerg

Kristin Van Valkenburgh

Shae Zambali

Courtney Hancock Wade…

Erin Serviss DeCoste

Gabriele Gamatz

Cindy Porter

Cecilia J. Forteza

Kreatives Leben

Linda A Israel


Instagram and FB:
Tiffany Pacileo…
Kimberly Howard…
Gabriele Gamatz
Britta Toftebjerg….

These beautiful gals didn’t have links but also participated:
Beth Gold, Joy Redington, Kristy Tyra, Kat Austin,

Here is what I used to create my pages:
Canvas Paper
Liquitex Gesso
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Mermaid, Pool, Stream, Eggplant, Sailboat Blue
Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves
Hand carved stamps
Dyusions Ink Sprays: Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink
Archival Ink: Plum, Cornflower Blue
Finnabair Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste
Art Alchemy Metallique Paints: Fresh Orange, Crocus Fields
Joggles- 10-33791
The Crafters Workshop: TCW-261, TCW-492, TCW-493

How fun will this be! Once I get all 11 pages in my hot little hands I’ll film another video of me figuring out how I am going to bind all the crazy pages into one awesome journal! (If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how that will go down haha!) So stay tuned!

Happy Creating!