Guest Posts

Have a few minutes to spare? Or need a little pick-me-up from your creative slump? Our guest post blogs are the perfect solution. These mixed media artists offer everything from advice on how to recover from art injuries -getting over those gallery rejection letters!- to helpful tutorials like Diana Trout’s watercolor painting techniques for your art journals! You can also find profile blogs about inspirational artists working around the world to share their art and empower others. Get ready for some amazing ideas!

Have a few minutes to spare? Or need a little pick-me-up from your creative slump? Our guest post blogs are the perfect solution. These mixed media artists offer everything from advice on how to recover from art injuries -getting over those gallery rejection letters!- to helpful tutorials like Diana Trout’s watercolor painting techniques for your art journals! You can also find profile blogs about inspirational artists working around the world to share their art and empower others. Get ready for some amazing ideas!

Finding Happiness With Art

Finding Happiness With Art

*A guest post by Carolyn Dube. What’s the right way to create? That’s a trap because if there is a right way then there is a wrong way. The risk of doing it the “wrong” way is a fear monster …

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Winter Still Life: Sea of Life

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*A guest post by David Hayes. A Different Approach This winter I have been partaking of an online workshop by Kim Klassen called “Be Still 52.” What I like about this workshop is that it is making me focus on …

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How to Draw a Mandala Using Grids

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*A guest post by Kathryn Costa. Mandalas are a design within a circle often using a repeating pattern. In this tutorial, you’ll see just how easy it is to create beautiful mandalas that have a sense of symmetry and balance. …

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Like A Kid Again: Finding Your Stomping Ground

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*A Guest Post by Mandy Russell. In the early years of development, children depict symbols that directly relate to something in their environment. One of my first memories of art class in elementary school was learning about the horizon line, …

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How to Make Art Journal Tags With Nichole Rae

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*A guest post by Nichole Rae. This year has been filled with many creative adventures and projects that January just flew by. On the first of the year to celebrate I set an idea for a project into motion. It …

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Creative Kickstarts: Amanda Judd’s Photography Art Journals

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*A guest post by Amanda Judd. Many of us doubt we are creative let alone artistic. Often there is a strong inner critic that accompanies us through our days. So, it’s not surprising that they show up in our art …

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Do Something Creative, Anything

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*A guest post by Tammy Garcia. Visit her at: http://daisyyellowart.com. In the states we have jelly bean displays at the grocery store where you can fill a clear bag with colorful candies in flavors like tangerine and licorice. The jelly …

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Finding Inspiration With Mixed Media Handbook

Finding Inspiration With Mixed Media Handbook

*This is a guest blog post by Carolyn Dube. The minute I saw the owl in a National Geographic magazine, I knew I wanted to art journal with it. But how would I use it? Cut it up. That didn’t …

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How to Create a Still Life With a Bit of an Edge!

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*This is a guest blog post by David Hayes using the apps: iColorama and Snapseed I am currently taking a still life online workshop where the instructor has a preference for things like white flowers in a vase against a …

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Finding Creativity in the Least Expected Places

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*A guest blog post by Melanie Rothschild. Bear with me on this for just a minute. I had a stunning encounter with creativity while paying my credit card bill this month – and it was all 100% legal and legit. …

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