Mermaid week, “I must be a mermaid” canvas


Hello, Creatives! Last week on Mixed Media Monday I started this mermaid project “I must be a mermaid”. I don’t know what it is about mermaids that intrigue us so but I love the freedom to create something magical! How fun that I was able to not only create this beauty but to bring her to life in this video… Continue reading

Whats up with the Barakats? The wedding


Hello Creatives! Oh my goodness, I feel weeks have passed me by in one weekend!
My baby girls wedding was Saturday, it was a beautiful day and now the cleaning begins! Of course, nobody wants to see cleaning pictures, so let’s see some from the wedding day! (Here is one of the table settings, we made all those topiaries ((tutorial coming soon)) and I made all the frames- tutorial in this post.)
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wedding week wrap up

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Hey creatives, wedding week continues here and at home as tomorrow is the big day! My baby girl is getting married!
As you are reading this post we are busy decorating the venue and I will be taking pictures to share with you as we do a big wrap up come Monday! There are some seriously fun things I want to share with you! But first I want to share a little bit of my heart… Continue reading

More wedding DIY! It’s wedding week!


Hey, Creatives! It’s wedding week at the Barakat house and blog! Today more wedding DIY!!! My firstborn will be married on Saturday and holy cow weddings are a LOT of work! This girl is tired and while she is looking forward to the big day (especially all our friends coming into town) she will also be happy when Monday comes! (I see a spa day in the very near future – just sayin’!)
Onto more mixed media decorations…
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Hand lettering – Wedding week

hand lettering wedding week
Hand lettering, Wedding Week
Hello Creatives! Rita here with a special series! Its Wedding week here and today’s focus is on hand lettering!
My oldest is getting married Saturday and of course, I have been busy, busy, busy doing lots of decorations for the wedding! Who better than a mixed media artist to come up with some beautiful decorations for a wedding? Continue reading

Heart Girl

Hello Everyone, Shilpa here,

If you are like me who don’t do sketching… here is the answer for it… We can use Rita’s Fairies stencils. Rita has introduced three different stencils with beautiful Girl’s images.

She sent me this stencil bundle, last week and I couldn’t stop to try it in my art journal, right away…. Continue reading

Pinterest, Instagram and Pinners oh my!


Hey there Creatives! Rita here 😉
Are you on Instagram and/or Pinterest? To be honest I love them both! They both revolve around beautiful pictures!
On Instagram you can easily check in and see what your friends are posting in your feed and get a quick “awww” moment! On Pinterest you can see categorize those pics and more, save them on different boards for later and find all sorts of topics.

So why am I talking about this? Well if you love the idea of Pinterest you would love a PInners Conference! I did not know there was such a thing until they came last year to Arlington! They are back again with all things Pinterest! It’s like Pinterest but in real life! You can take classes, shop and see beautiful creative things in person! I will be there tomorrow and I am going to do some live Facebook streaming! Join me on my Facebook page tomorrow – I don’t know what time so make sure you are following me on Facebook and check in between 10- 5 CST.

Now for giveaway news! I am doing another giveaway on my Instagram! You have already met one requirement by subscribing to my newsletter! Go to my Instagram @RitaBarakatArt and find the post to enter to win! I will announce the winner on FB Mixed Media Monday on Oct 2! See you then!
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I published my first artsy book! Magical Theatre – A place where imagination takes center stage! As a long time believer in all things fun and whimsical, I am so excited to present Magical Theatre. A place where you will find enchanting dolls to put together with movable arms and legs, darling costumes and wonderful backgrounds to set the stage! Some of the dolls and backgrounds were purposefully left black and white for you to color and create! With the purchase of the book you may print as many dolls as you desire; you could make a choir or an entire dance troop of dolls! I would love to see what you create! Tag me #RitaBarakatMagicalTheatre

Purchase “Magical Theatre” here

A brand new book!

See a cute video here https://www.facebook.com/rita.barakat.1/videos/1448503061910990/

Join me every Monday join me on Facebook! My name on FB is RitaBarakakt1

Let’s do this! 💜