Welcome to the Mixing it Up loves Cottonwood Arts blog hop!
This is a closed blog hop just for the members of the Mixing it Up Every Day Facebook Group so that we can get to know each other better. Having said that, feel free to stay awhile as I share a little information about my “journal” collection and what I “art.” Feel free to leave me a little love and join us on Facebook.
For the hop we were asked, “Are you a journal hoarder? How many do you have and why different ones?”
What, me a hoarder? Nah. I only have a couple. (Insert sweet, innocent, smile). See my journals pictured above.Below is what I use each journal for.
…and when there is no journal I want to create in, there is always paper and canvas! I paint!
Well, there you have it, the quick and easy of my journals and art. I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek. If you want to have a peek at a few other crafty peeps, take a look at the blogs below:
PS. Wish me luck, while you are reading this I will probably be exhibiting at my first evah Arts and Crafts Show, taking place this Saturday from 10-4pm in downtown Woodstock. (The last one was a yard sale/craft show fundraiser…great practice for this one!) Have an AMAZING weekend!
Last night was another artsy, awesome time. If you missed the Art Journal Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity! I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me. I truly enjoyed making art and trying something new. I hope you did too! Here, I share the wonderful, art journal page we created!
About this page: We are still following the prompts of Journal 52. This week’s prompt is newspaper. We did many things we our newspaper…collaged in the background, made our title/quote/ created textured hearts and a dimensional flower. FUN!
Time for the another Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy! As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est. I am excited to continue sharing my art with you. I hope that you are planning to join me. There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL! So be sure to tune in!
If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:
The inspiration colors above and supplies suggested in bold below.
As usual, I am taking on a challenge. The 29 Faces Challenge this time, basically you are supposed to make a face-a-day during September. Faces are something I seem to continue to go back to again and again trying to loosen my hand, develop my style and just do with ease. However, I get bored easily with the same things over and over again. Therefore, practicing faces on plain white paper just doesn’t suit me, always….sometimes but not always.
To liven things up a bit, I decided to grab this cute little journal and use it for practicing faces. It’s small 4×6 size is perfect. I made 12 beautiful backgrounds using acrylic paints and now I can draw 12 different faces and feel like I have 12 unique tiny pieces of art, filled with color and interest. And really, I do not have to stick with pencil/pen drawings, I can also paint and/or use pastel pencils. Giving me plenty of options to create.
Have you painting backgrounds just to have a beautiful, colorful background to jump start your next art journal page when ready? I really like the idea and just might do more!
Each Monday, I share something I created over the last week. Although, I create weekly, sometimes I have already shared all that I have created on the blog already. In that case, I will share something I have not shared although it may have been created prior to last week. My goal is to create even if for only a few minutes each day.
I am beginning to challenge myself to learn more about my style, to practice more and to improve my skill. What that means is that I will work on certain subjects one at a time, in a row. Meaning, I am now working on fairies, my goal is to make about 10 fairies and then move on to another subject/theme. I am also working on drawing faces and will just keep drawing them in my book to loosen my hand and see what “my typical face” looks like. What “my” style of face is. Have you tried this with your art? How do you practice? Learn? Improve?
I encourage you to keep creating with me all week long, to embrace your art whatever it may be…scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journaling, mixed media, painting…just keep creating. Keep sharing. More art, more creating, more sharing equal a more beautiful world. If you don’t know what the Embrace Your Art Daily Challenge is, you can learn more here.