I'm so glad the world didn't end yesterday, there's so much I still have to achieve. My word for 2012 was complete , although I have to confess that I probably haven't remembered that since about February. I had to scroll back through old blog posts to try and find it! I'm thinking that maybe having one word for a whole year isn't really me. I'm much more of an all-encompassing kind of gal, don't like to restrict myself.
My sculptures integrate ceramic, which is the primary medium, with wood, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, gold leaf and oil paint. They are made complete with secret compartments which serve as hiding places for multiple and often times personal meanings. My recent work is based on narratives drawn from personal and historical events that are overlapped with subconscious images.
Please note: Due to health reasons, we are moving to Yuma for a couple of months, where I will recuperate and build up some energy that comes from dry warm weather. Poetry? Oh, yes, it will be a couple of months scribing to my word for the year: "Grace" Be safe and may your pens be mighty swords of truth.... and Grace!
My snake book featured in 1000 Artists’ Books My snake book titled You, Me, Us,We featuring digital prints of wooden type on handmade papers from the Zizania Paper mill in Dargaville, New Zealand is featured in 1000 Artists’ Books published in June 2012 by Quarry Books. Here is some information about the book from the publishers:
Background uses Dylusions colour wash sprays in Lemon, Amber & Hot Pink. Over this is a flower stencil by Crafters Workshop applied using Archival Deep Purple. There is also a tiny script stamp (Prima), stamped in Archival Magenta Hue. Sentiment stamped in two fonts, first part is Traci Bunkers "Blind Melon" Font, second part is a Darkroom Door font. Font painted with Cosmic Shimmer watercolour in Purple Violet, and outlined with a Black Posca Paint pen. Main image is by Stampotique, coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours in Purple Violet, Ruby Red & Golden Scarlet.
I just can't seem to get enough of these File Folder Journals. I think this is the 5th or 6th one I have started. Circles also seem to be one of my obsessions lately. Here I have gotten a page all set up for journaling.
Celebrate lives, friendships and happenings with an Art Journaling & Mixed-Media party, tailored to meet your special occasion. Here are some ideas we can explore during an event, sometimes more then one depending on the details. Get introduced to the wonders of Art Journaling Learn how to bind your journal of watercolor paper Learn the art of Altered Books Learn transfer techniques Find out what ATC (Artists Trading Cards) is all about. 22 Page Layout from one CTMH $12.95 paper pack. (not included in the price of event) 2 and 1/2 hours – $25 per person Please Email me @ email@example.com for more info and to save a date <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Hello my dear friends, this morning the postman brought me something special. It was mail from Lalaland aka England. I had won Liz's giveaway and now my gifts are here!! YAY!! (at last our postal strike is over).
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We are so pleased to announce the return of Dina Wakley this spring. She will be with us for three days to offer all new workshops. We are providing a preview of the classes, dates and times for your convenience in planning for this great event. Registration will begin NEXT week, March 12th when the store opens at 9:30am. The Joy of Silhouettes-Thurs, May 16th, 6-9pm I love a good silhouette.
I'm pleased to announce that I've accomplished one of my goals for 2011: my first video tutorial ever. I've got a lot of techniques I want to share and an upcoming online class is finally on the horizon in the not too distant future, after I get my manuscript sent off the end of March I'll be ready to work on my first class. But until then, this is for you my readers, a "thankyou" for stopping by, occasionally leaving a foot or fingerprint, i love when you leave comments. It took me 3 trys at creating the video and this last attempt is far from perfect but I'm confident I will improve with time and practice as with everything else and hopefully, eventually, grow less self conscious in front of the camera. I think I need to do some photo self portraits again to snap myself out of it.
Mixed Media art doesn't always include painting, but when it does it will bring your artwork to a new level of interest. Mastering a few simple painting techniques commonly used in mixed media art will help you to create the piece f artwork you have imagined. Using paints to create the background of your mixed media art piece allows you to make your work truly your own; a few paint colours can be bought fairly cheaply and from there you can mix them yourself to give you a pallet to suit your project. You can also then paint and colour embellishments with the same paint, ensuring the colours will always go together. The three simple techniques will will review today are the blending washes technique, credit card painting technique and using hand-made stencils.
Mixed Media Collage: Any combination of media with collage. — Nita Leland, Creative Collage Techniques Beginner's Collage Techniques : How to Create Mixed Media Collage Art Combining Two or More Mediums By Chris Dunmire
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