Friday, June 24, 2011

Its Not Easy Being Green!

This week was green week over at the summer of color!! So this week I tried to explore with figuring out some mixed media techniques and came up with this:
 This is a part of me trying to learn to be messier and free with art. It's not the greatest but its a start, the strip down the middle was painted with citron craft paint, which was a color "bonus" challenge. :) I've already started a mixed media for the pink one and I feel like I've already learned a lot just from this one to this next one. I also did a little piece on an atc card.  I'm not sure what I wanted from it, but this was it.  I wanted it to be very basic and a bit cartoony.  Just a fun quick coloring with marker.
There is a glare from the flash of my camera but I liked it, it made the sun seem like it really was shining :) 

And to everyone who has been participating, you all are doing such amazing work! I've been spending more time surfing everyone's blogs than working on my art :-P You all have inspired me in different ways and I have learned a lot of new things from looking at your things, keep it up! :) Can't wait to see what everyone does for pink week!

<3 Kristin

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lace Giveaway

Art supplies are expensive and there are some wonderful people who are generous enough to giveaways. 

One is at Missouri Daze , she is giving away some vintage lace. I looove lace, it adds a sexiness to everything ;)

Another is Kristin with her Summer of Color (I will be posting my green project tomorrow btw :) ).  Each week she gives a color prompt and you can create in your favorite medium something in that color.  Along with that she has giveaways each week that corresponds with that color.  She is amaaazing!  You can still join in the fun here: Summer of Color

Good luck to everyone! :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Blue Day :)

So I am a little late posting my blue work, I've been so tired from work I could barely keep my eyes open to do anything! Here is mine, done on an ATC card which I just discovered, this is the first one I've ever done. I used a stamp, acrylic paint and markers :) It is supposed to represent leaving your umbrella and not letting a little rain stop you. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just a thought.

I just want to say that you are all amazing! I was surprised when these amazing artists are taking the time to welcome me and to tell me they are excited to share the experience of the summer of color together!  I really wish I would have started this long ago,  just by looking at your artwork I have been amazed, inspired, and I have seen so many new techniques and ideas that I want to try out.  Thank you all and I can't wait to see what we all come up with. 

So while looking through many of your pages I notice art journals a lot.  That is something completely new to me and something that has intrigued me.  I would like to hear your inputs about them (to put along with research I will do).  What do you put in it? Do you make the whole thing from scratch or get a pre-maid journal? What are some ideas and techniques to get a newbie like me started?  Any other thoughts or ideas on it, I would love to hear. 

Another question on a more personal level, is art just a passion for you on the side or is it your career? I am in a rut and currently taking time off from school.  I wanted to get an art degree but is it worth it? Do you guys have art degrees or did you become this wonderful on your own? School is expensive (the main reason I am taking time off.  Trying to get the money to go) and I want to make sure that the time and money I put into it is worth it.  Do you all suggest majoring in something different and doing art on my own time? I thought about double majoring too.  My family isn't as art oriented as I am and I take their opinions very seriously, but maybe it will help me hearing from people who have art as a passion. Any thoughts you all have on this would be awesome.

Again thank you all for being so wonderful to me and making me feel so welcomed. I can't wait to see all the things you will come up with!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer of Color

So I am new to blogging but I have found some great artists who blog so I have decided to join in so I can participate in their pages and possibly expand my own.  Please excuse any mistakes or changes throughout this blog as I work on learning all the ins and outs.

So starting right now an amazing woman named Kristin (not me, a different amazing Kristin ;) ) is doing a 10-week program called Summer of Color! Each week she provides a prompt and participants can work their magic with that. I am so excited to start.  She asked what mediums we would be using and I have a love of so many I'm not sure what to choose.  I love to paint with watercolors and acrylics, those two will definitely be used. I also just learned to sew so maybe that will be incorporated somewhere. Plus my wonderful boyfriend bought me a bamboo tablet for our 5 year anniversary, so this may be my chance to break it in :-D I have so many ideas!

I think for the first project I will start with watercolors.  I have recently learned some new techniques I am eager to try out.  Should be interesting!

For anyone who would like to participate in the Summer of Color, visit the link and check it out. The more the merrier! :)  Summer of Color