Contributing Editors

Mixed media artists and art are the reason you come to Create Mixed Media and we are devoted to keeping the posts on our mixed media blogs current and up to date with relevant information and creative inspiration from some of the most respected artists and experts in our community. Each month we bring you fresh perspectives on topics from creativity, marketing your art and the current pulse of mixed-media art in general from such well-loved contributors as Quinn McDonald, Jen Cushman, Seth Apter and Christen Olivarez. Additional talented guest bloggers pop up from time to time, so check back often!

Mixed media artists and art are the reason you come to Create Mixed Media and we are devoted to keeping the posts on our mixed media blogs current and up to date with relevant information and creative inspiration from some of the most respected artists and experts in our community. Each month we bring you fresh perspectives on topics from creativity, marketing your art and the current pulse of mixed-media art in general from such well-loved contributors as Quinn McDonald, Jen Cushman, Seth Apter and Christen Olivarez. Additional talented guest bloggers pop up from time to time, so check back often!

Art Chooses You: YOU—The Most Powerful of Marketing Tools

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Of all the marketing tools in your toolbox, the most powerful one you have is you! Self-promotion is a delicate balance between passion and subtlety and Jen shares how she sees Jeanie Thorn as having the perfect mix.

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Notes by Christen: Prioritizing Time for Art

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Most of us feel guilty for not giving ourselves the creative time we crave. See how Christen overcame this by taking a realistic look at how she was spending her time.

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Global Inspirations: Jane Ingram Allen

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Homes, graves and temples are now covered by water in Cheng Long, but surprising art exists in and on abandoned houses and in natural wetland regions thanks to the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project and currator, Jane Ingram Allen.

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The Open Window: First Aid for Creative Injury

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You know what to do for a sports injury, but are you prepared to deal with the results of creative injury? Quinn explains how the process is surprisingly similar.

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Contributing Editor: Karen Wallace

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Karen is an art therapist, artist, art instructor, educator, and Focusing Trainer. Her private practice, working with adults and children, is located in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada, and also facilitates different kinds of creativity and art therapy groups internationally, such as …

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Contributing Editor: Quinn McDonald

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Quinn has made and kept journals for years, they are her art form. She’s a certified creativity coach, a writer, and workshop leader. Her book on Raw Art Journaling will be out in July of 2011. Quinn is also a …

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Contributing Editor: Lesley Riley

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Lesley is an internationally known art quilter and mixed-media artist who has taught extensively in the US and as far away as Italy and Australia. She is the host and producer of the BlogTalk Radio show Art & Soul show, …

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Contributing Editor: Jen Cushman

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Jen is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art a decade ago and never looked back. She’s drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people, object or art. Jen is currently …

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