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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Bleeding Tissue Background, mixed media

Hello out there!  Big welcome if you are visiting from over at Artists in Blogland where they have been crazy enough to feature me during Technique Tuesday.  Mwahahaha... If you haven't run across Artists In Blogland yet, I highly suggest you check out this amazing community of artists.  It's a great networking site with a lot to offer.  From Technique Tuesday, to Show and Tell Saturdays, and Color this Quote, there is oodles to keep you inspired and busy!  Artists in Blogland also offers places to promote your blog, etsy shop, and any classes you might offer.  How cool is that!   

 The technique I offered up for this Technique Tuesday  is one that I use quite frequently in both my art classes, and in my art journals.   It's simple, bright, colourful, and was used for the background of the page featured in this post.   Using Spectra Bleeding Art tissue paper and a little water, you can beautifully dye your paper  a rainbow of colours.   Check it out, and let me know if you use it, I would love to see your results!

Until Next time!
Stay Safe and Love Yourself,

Monday, 10 June 2013

Joie de Vivre!

Mixed Media Journal Page

As always, linking with Artsyville, for Glue It Tuesday, as glue was used but not harmed in the making of this page.  Better late then never i say!  It's been two weeks!  Two weeks since I've posted.  My how time flies when the weather is good, and the energy is high.  I must confess that I find it hard in the summer months to spend time at the computer, for a variety of reasons.   My computer is in the basement where my studio is located  It is dark in the basement... It's hard to be inside in the basement when it's nice out.  You know what else basements have?  Bugs... yes bugs..  I don't like bugs... in particularly centipedes, which when it's hot, love the cool darkness of my basement, and my basement in particular... I am convinced that the whole population of centipedes in my neck of the woods live and breed solely within the four walls of my basement.  So therefore, in the coming summer months, you will likely see a decline in my posting, because I will be outside in the sun.... with the cute and cuddly bugs, and not in my dark basement, with the not so cute and definately not cuddly bugs.

I have been busy though!  The beginning of June saw me host my very first art journal challenge over at Artjournaling.ning.com.  Our fearless moderator, Comfortable Shoes,  aka Leslie Herger, was brave enough to give me a shot, and for that I am thankful.  So my challenge.... to use graffiti in an art journal page.  I've been on a bit of a graffiti bender, admiring the lettering, bright colours and bold designs (not partaking, it's illegal and a no no!)   So, if you aren't already on Artjournaling.ning.com, head on over and check it out!  It's an amazing site, chock full of goodies.  If you are so inclined you can check out my video here.

Next I took some time with my art students to do some Guerilla Gardening as part of my Random Art of Kindness project.  You can read about it here.  Such a fun little project. I will definately be doing this again.

Lots more going on this month but I shall save that for another day!  Until then,

Stay Safe, and Love Yourself,