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!

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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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

DIY Valentine's Day Ideas

*A guest blog post by Victoria Rose Martin. The Greeting Card Associations states that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the United States. And according to the Huffington Post the average person will spend $130.97 on Valentine’s …

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How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles

How to Draw Calligraphy Doodles

*Excerpt from Zen Doodle Oodles of Doodles! Letterform Lover’s Nightmare Martha Slavin 5″ × 7″ (13cm × 18cm) Micron pen 1.0 on blank postcard I love letterforms and like to play with alphabets. I turned this easy alphabet into Letterform …

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Like A Kid Again: Make-Believe Maps

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Guest post by Mandy Russell. Over a year ago I had the pleasure of working with 180 area second graders, as a resident artist, teaching them how to make their own pretend maps. With paint, paper and Mod Podge, they …

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Facing a New Year with Pam Carriker

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A guest post by Pam Carriker.   Facing a new year with the expectations we place on ourselves can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a fresh start, a new page, a chance to do things differently than we did in …

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