Showcase your talent! Relax. Restore. Renew.
Incite, the Best of Mixed Media competition is looking for outstanding mixed-media art that reflects the ways your studio time helps you Relax, Restore, Renew. Whether it’s the meditative technique you use to create a mandala or the way your favorite color palette instantly lifts your mood, we want you to enter our competition! So what are you waiting for?

Learn more about this competition by clicking here!


Get Motivated!

Your World by Holly Dean_160With Inspirational Quotes Illustrated

Get inspired and stay motivated in the new year with Lesley Riley’s book, Inspirational Quotes Illustrated. Among the pieces, you’ll find old quotes given new life with fresh art, and new quotes to spark new art! Read about Lesley’s catalyst for creating this book and see a sample of the art and quotes included.



Relax Your Stress Away

Zen Doodle Coloring Book: Relax and Relieve Stress with Adult Coloring PagesWith a Zen Doodle Coloring Book

Kristy Conlin, editor of the brand new Zen Doodle Coloring Book, took a few pages home and spent some time relaxing and coloring. Using a graphite transfer and Derwent Inktense Blocks, Kristy used limited color palettes to create two colorful pages. Find out more about the Zen Doodle Coloring Book and Kristy’s process here.


Draw Simple Shapes

simple shape art journal page 160From Art Journal Courage

You don’t have to be able to draw perfect, realistic and elaborate renderings to still enjoy drawing in your art journal. With a little help from Dina Wakley’s new book Art Journal Courage, you will quickly learn how to draw and paint simple shapes for stunning and colorful effects in your art journal. Try this simple shapes demo today!




Mixed-Media Artist Spotlight

t2_160Trish Reinhart

Meet Trish Reinhart, author of Creative Tangle: Create Your Own Patterns for Zen-Inspired Art! In this artist profile, you’ll learn what projects Trish is currently working on, what book she is currently reading along with her guilty pleasures. You’ll also find out what artist she’d like to spend a day working with and what art form she hasn’t tried but would like to. Find out more about Trish today!



Incite 3 The Art of Storytelling

Incite3_square_ad_160Winner’s Announcement

It’s the announcement you’ve been waiting for! After careful deliberation, multiple rounds of judging and hundreds of entries, the winning art pieces for the Incite 3, The Art of Storytelling: Best of Mixed Media book have been selected. With a few familiar names and lots of new ones, the editor’s of North Light Books would like to congratulate everyone on this list!





Now Available in the Shop


T2134_Zen_Doodle_Oodles_of_Doodles_CVR.inddZen Doodle Oodles of Doodles

The second collection of your doodles is now available! Get inspired by more than 100 pieces of doodle art created by 49 artists. As you learn the patterns, step-by-step, you’ll also learn more about where the artists get the ideas for their patterns in a new in-depth artist profile section filled will gorgeous gallery images.

Pre-Order Your Copy!

T3926 PursuingPortrights_CVR.inddMixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker

Afraid of drawing portraits in your art journal? With Pam Carriker’s new book, Mixed Media Portraits, you’ll learn how to draw, shade and color faces that you’ll be proud to show off. Find out more and pre-order your copy today!


Claire Charamnac

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