mixed media

follow up to “mini-book” post

anyone? hellooo? lol

I’ve been working on my own “Who am I?” mini-book and I was wondering if anyone else was going to whip up their own version and if they would like to share their progress or finished book?

I would LOVE to see and post pics of your mini-book!  Please reply to this post or email pics to me at:

missyblakley@att.net

artsmypassion@hotmail.com

lookin forward to seeing your art!

(as always any other art is welcome and I’d love to post work from other artists)

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Challenge – Mini Book – Who Are You? (I really wanna know!)

 

Create a mini book following the rules but adding your own signature touches and post a link to it here, in the comments  = )

the ‘rules’

  1. the mini book must be at least 6″ wide by 4″ tall and at least 4 pages (including the cover).
  2. the theme for the mini book is “Who Am I?”.  You can leave it untitled or change the words to your own making just so that it means “who you are” in some way.
  3. Creating your book-  on each page use magazine collage/book pages/dictionary entries; anything that describes you in any way, things you love, that you would like to have, etc.
  4. You can do each page how you would like, perhaps in categories or just have the whole book filled with misc. information about you.

Have fun!  This would be a great way not only to get you creating-but also a fun way to get to know other artists.

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Some more new pieces

 


'Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing' marc chagall

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A Tweak Here n There

Rise Above on 10x10 stretched canvas

‘Rise Above’ I started this piece last night, you can see it and others I started last night under the new page for September 2011 art; under the ‘My Art’ parent tab. (read below)

 

Please take a little note and a look at the Pages menu as I’ve made a couple of changes and additions.  Under the About tab it will drop down to a new nesting page “Personal Photos” where I’ve added some of my favorite shots of my family doing the things that make me adore them.

Under the tab “My Art” I have added a ‘September ’11 Art’ page just for the pieces that I am working on/finished this month.  I will continue to nest monthly pages this way so I can better track what I’m doing, and to have a nice, neat place to keep them.

Thank you – I welcome any comments on anything, especially opinions on the artwork…I am trying to improve and really need all the feedback I can gather!

 

new pages:

Personal Photos

September Art

 

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Holy Unfinished Art-Pieces, Batman!

I hijacked Frank’s i-phone tonight to snap some pics of  the ‘couple’ of unfinished pieces that I’ve got in the hopper.  I ran his battery dead and just in general, look like an ass lol.

If anyone has any specific ideas on one of them – like what the heck to do to finish one – I’d love to hear it.  I am very consistent about getting RIGHTTHERE and turning away and running.  Not sure why but I am terrified that those last few touches will destroy everything – especially on the ones that I really like.

In no particular order, here’s what I mean:

Unfinished collage girl

 

(above) this is my new favorite size/shape paper to work with.  It’s heavy weight Strathmore Watercolor Cold Press 6″ x 18″; 140 pound (300g/m)

Strathmore 6″ x 18″

2 page butterflies

 

orange bg

 

I’m gonna work on some stuff before posting any of the others…it’s really eating at me that there’s so many in such a state!  What a mess, grrr.

 

 

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30 Day Blog Challenge- a tad late – my bad

DAY 2

“where you’d like to be in 10 years”

London

For one, this is where I’d like to physically be.  I want to be a ‘full fledged’ Artist, published author and I don’t wish to be absurdly rich…but I want to be VERY comfortable, I want my kids to be comfortable and my husband to be so comfy that he can stop working if he wants to (which he wouldn’t-he’d go nutso).

So, this is where and what I’d like to be in ten years.  Unfortunately, the research Meg and I have done suggests that if you are an American wanting to relocate to England you quite literally have to have a BUTTLOAD of cash or you just cannot possibly move there.  In that case, I hope to move to Vermont.  It’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.  How about you??

How about you create an Art Journal page(s) about where you would like to be in ten years? Comment and link to your piece and I will blog everyone’s awesome art!

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“How Do You Say I Love You” Art Journal Page

Te Amo

Started this little 2 page piece today in my small art journal.

Gesso, Acrylics, Pitt Artist Markers, white out pen.

“I love you” in Spanish and French.

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Start Fresh

Usually the ‘start over’ urge comes with Spring-time, but that’s with ‘normal’ people and that I am not.  So, the spring cleaning is beginning now, in the Fall- and I’m starting with my blog.  I’m determined to get over the hard-wired habit of mine to journal by hand, on paper – old fashioned style.

Like I’ve said in many ways and many times over, I wish to be part of an art community, even if the community is small.  Someone to collaborate with, commiserate with and share the art that we create.  I’m going to make a promise to myself to post daily and share what I’m doing and hope that, soon, others will start to share also.

So, that’s that.

And I’m working on about a ga-zillion pieces, someday I will get over the freakish habit I have to get a piece Alllmost finished and then lose my confidence and just…Stop.

I’m going to be posting a few of what’s going on right now, what’s in that ‘almost there’ stage!

I would LOVE to hear from anyone!!

missy

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Mixed Media – Art Journaling Pieces

I’m spending a few posts on some of my Mixed media and art journaling pages/pieces, in various states of completion.  Many of these will be going into my Etsy shop (June 17th) as originals and prints.

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