Mixed Media Artists News Roundup for 24 October 2014

Check out all the fun goings-on from your favorite mixed media artists!

U0183_CM_NoExcusesArtJournaling.inddEach week Gina Rossi Armfield posts a “Sprout” on her blog, noexcusesart.com. As Gina says on her blog, “A sprout is a weekly prompt to get you motivated!” It’s also a chance for you to be inspired by something new or try drawing and painting a subject you might otherwise look past. This week’s sprout is inspired by Mary Oliver’s new book of poetry, Blue Horses. Check out the sprout here and share your sprout here by Sunday, October 26, 2014 to be entered to win a copy of Blue Horses.

You can find out more and order a copy of Gina’s first book, No Excuses Art Journaling here.


U8285_ArtJournalCorage_CRV.inddLooking for art instruction from the comfort of your own home? While you’re waiting for Dina Wakley’s North Light art journaling instructional videos (YES! They’re in the works!), you can learn from Dina and her friend Dyan Reaveley in their online course offered on Dina’s website, dinawakley.com. In the three-hour video included in this course, you’ll watch Dina and Dyan work on their own journal pages, and each others! Find out more about this course here.

Find out more and order a copy of Dina Wakley’s new book, Art Journal Courage.



U3040_CM_InnerHeroArtJournal.inddHere at CreateMixedMedia.com, we know all of you collage artists have stacks and stacks of paper waiting to be used for that special project. And even if you know a special project isn’t in the cards for that paper, you still keep it (don’t tell us it’s not because we’ve met you!). This week on her blog QuinnCreative.wordpress.com, Quinn McDonald offers a simple, artistic wreath made of to-be-discarded old paperbacks. This project can easily adaptable to the stacks of paper you have and can be embellished for holidays or to match your home decor! Click here to try this demonstration by Quinn McDonald.

Click here to learn more and order a copy of Inner Hero Creative Art Journal by Quinn McDonald.

U7402_MMCollage_CM1.inddLooking to get started making your holiday decorations already? Ruth Rae, co-author of Explore Mixed Media Collage, and 7 other artists are teaming up to bring you 16 different projects to make during the month of November. This eCourse begins November 1 but registration is already open and will remain open until November 30 so you can work along at your own pace. Visit Ruth’s blog to find out more!

Click here to learn more about and order a copy of Explore Mixed Media Collage by Kristen Robinson and Ruth Rae.


Incite3_vertical_ad_160The deadline for Incite 3 The Art of Storytelling: The Best of Mixed Media is quickly approaching! You have until Monday, November 3, 2014 to submit your mixed-media art that tells a story. Your art can be jewelry art, collage, assemblage, art journal pages/spreads, mixed-media painting, encaustic, digital art and so much more. This is your chance to share your story with the world. Imagine all the people you could inspire! You can see a sample gallery from Incite 1 Dreams Realized here, and a sample gallery from Incite 2 Color Passions here.

Click here to find out how to enter your art in the Incite 3 The Art of Storytelling art competition!


U2175_U2175.inddJoin Tesia Blackburn, author of Acrylic Painting with Passion, in a FREE live online event! This webinar by Artist Network takes place Tuesday, October 28 at 1pm EDT. Be inspired to break out of your creative rut and find joy with your acrylic painting. Click here to register now for the FREE online event.

Try one of the techniques from Tesia’s book here.


Click here to order a copy of Tesia’s book.

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