Hello my friends! If I even still have any blog friends left. I have been a terrible blogger...I know. No excuses except I really haven't felt like I have had anything to share. Been in a slumpa wumpa of sorts. A slumpa wumpa in art, direction, goals, life. But I have been trying to pull myself up by my bootstraps and get with the program. Life's program!
So here's a few things I have been up to in the studio which is helping me dump the slumpa wumpa.
First let me say I have a serious addiction...serious! I'm sure it could be worse, but here goes...I am addicted to online art classes! Yep, I said it! Whew...I feel better just admitting that. Does anyone else have that problem?
Well, I think the good news is how much we get out of all the wonderful online classes that many talented artists offer. There are so many super gifted and generous art teacher online! I love that! Take this one for example...
True Free Spirit taught by the awesome Mindy Lacefield of Tim's Sally. I have admired her art work and style for awhile. I have even taken a couple of her other classes that are offered here. But to tell you the truth I have been a little intimidated and scared to try Mindy's "style" of art. Why? I have no idea! But this week I jumped in, cowgirl boots first, and just went for it.
Just working in an art journal here's what I have done this week using inspiration from the True Free Spirit class.
Dare to try something new...
I am really happy with how she turned out...and the best part it was FUN!
Here's the double page spread. The right side is in progress. I just started it by spraying inks, glueing, stamping, etc. as I was working on the left side. No real thought to it. But now I have the start of a new page. I'm kinda digging it like it is and may just journal on it.
So the message here is to not be scared to try to something new. Or even if it does scare you, that's ok, try it anyway. Be DARING!
What DARING thing will you start today? I'd love for you to share it with me!
Hi my sweet artist friends! I know I've been away for awhile. All I can say is life has been busy! I haven't been in the studio much, but I have so many ideas and plans. I can't wait to start creating again.
But right now I need your help! One of my good friends, Matt Nix, who is an artist needs your help! Matt is a wonderful singer, song writer, and guitar player. He is so talented! He and his band, The Matt Nix Band, are in a Rising Star competition at the Hard Rock Cafe. He needs your votes! All you have to so is go to this LINK and download his song Summertime. It should come up at the top of the list, but if not just look for Matt Nix Band in the list. And best of all it's FREE! Summertime is one of my favorite songs of his!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE go vote now. There's only a few days left and they have to stay in the top 6 to continue on. He and his band so deserve this chance!
Thanks in advance and I hope to be sharing creative stuff soon! I hope you are finding time to create!
I hope this finds you off to a wonderful start to your New Year! Things around here have been a little crazy! But crazy good for the most part. It seems from Thanksgiving until now things just didn't slow down. Thanksgiving was wonderful, nothing out of the ordinary, just a lot of great time with family. Then December came. I was supposed to have knee surgery at the first of December, but it had to be postponed because I got pneumonia the day before I was supposed to have surgery. Crazy! Then Christmas was here and lots of fun times with family and friends! It really was a great holiday! We rang in the New Year with close friends at our house. We always have fun playing silly board games and watching the NY ball drop.
And today I sit here recovering from my rescheduled knee surgery that I had on Wednesday afternoon. It went well and I'm moving my knee really well. It really is amazing how soon you can be up from surgery these days. I'm looking forward to getting my knee completely healed so I can start exercising again.
I'm looking forward to a lot in 2013...a healthier me...lots of art...working on my one little word (more on that soon)...time with family...time with friends...taking time to really explore what I want to be when I grow up!
I am finding that I am turning to my art journal more and more to express every day life feelings. It is really becoming theraputic for me. I would say it's cheaper than therapy but since I'm addicted to art supplies...maybe not so much...LOL.
This particular day was a quite stressful. After thinking about all the things that rained down on me that day, I decided to put a positive spin on it in my art journal. Sometimes life can be overwhelming but there is always a positive to the negative if you look hard enough. I'm trying to do that more instead of focusing on the negative. I am finding my art journal is a great place to do just that.
I am also having fun playing with different art supplies. Your art journal is a great place to do this. There's no messing up...just play!
And can you believe Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner? Me either.
To help with shopping I am having a Cyber Monday sale in my Junque Art Studio shop today. Receive 20% off your entire order! YAY! Just enter the coupon code "cybermonday" at checkout to apply the discount. Please remember to enter the coupon as the discount can not be applied or refunded after checkout is complete.
I have lots of great affordable stocking stuffers! And the pin back and flat back buttons make great gift embellishments!