Artist Gang Journaling Process with Ophelia

Ophelia Staton
April 17, 2018
November 28, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to another Artist Gang Tuesday.

I am Ophelia and I was completely inspired to complete this page by the scraps of stuff that were on my table!! Things were humming along, until things went horribly wrong. Well, not horribly, it just was not going the way that I wanted.

Lesson learned...its completely ok!! I have to remind myself of that all the time. Not every journal spread that I create will be a show stopper...but, every single day, you just keep going....and things will always be ok. What I never want to do is quit at the ugly...or feel that I am not good enough...side note, its an art journal and because I ruined this page, the world didn't end...ya know. So as best you can, when you are having one of these days, just remember, most of us run into this far more than not...and its ok.

Supplies used:

Donna Downey Stencils:

Artist Palette


Collage Pack

Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Inks

Marabu Art Sprays

Teesha Moore Collage Papers

Until next time,




Instagram: @opheliasartstudio


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Ophelia is a mixed media artist living in Creedmoor, NC.  She is married with two children.  Her son Stephen, is a freshman at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass, and her daughter Madison keeps everyone busy with a flurry of activities.  Ophelia truly finds refuge and solace in her studio every single morning way before the day gets busy, she is there, simply playing in paint.

After teaching middle school history for 15 years, she began her dream job as a high school visual arts teacher in August of 2017.  

She is the demo artist for her local Jerrysartarama in Raleigh where she is fortunate enough to be able to share her passion and inspires others to play.  

Ophelia absolutely adores playing in her journals or creating abstract paintings with lots of color and loads of marks.  Her work is displayed at Ollies downtown Wake Forest and 311 Studios and Gallery downtown Raleigh, NC.

Follow along with Ophelia on her journey at or over on Instagram @opheliasartstudio