Archive for March, 2012

Art on the Road – Mixed Media Art Essentials for Travel!

Written by on March 30, 2012 in Art Journaling, Art Travel Tips, Sketching with 1 Comment

The early warm spring weather has cleared the roads so travel season is upon us. I thought you might be interested in my various travel kits! If I list a product that is more difficult to find I will put a link to where I buy it. I only tell you about products that I like and use and I do not get paid for telling you.

My number 1 kit is the Purse Kit. This  goes with me whether I am transporting children or heading out for a volunteer gig.  About a year-and-a-half ago, I finally just made my own satchel-type purse so I could always carry a journal with me.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 13

Written by on March 28, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt: Find an unnatural color that occurs naturally and use it on a page.

Tiger stripes

I am pointing at the Tiger Stripes

Writing Prompt: Write about what colors look natural to you.


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Tigers, collaged and drawn

Tigers, collaged and drawn

An Ornament a Month – Disperse Dye Fairy

The latest in the Angel/Fairy line, this sweet little fairy’s dress is made out of fabric that has been colored and patterned using Disperse Dyes.

We will be playing and learning more about Disperse Dyes at the June Mini-Camp Disperse Dye class (and there’s still room for you!).

This is a dye process that works on synthetic fabrics only and is a somewhat dry process – no messy dye pots, rinsing or washing!

Using paper prepared with Disperse Dye, lay a piece of newsprint down on your iron board, then next layer the synthetic fabric, a paper stencil and the prepared paper face down. Iron the paper from the back to dye the fabric.

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Remains of the Day – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on March 21, 2012 in Classes, keepanartjournal with 5 Comments

In my eternal quest for the perfect art journal or the best media or just something new – I signed up for an Online class with Mary Ann Moss called Remains of the Day. Remains referring to the remaining scraps left after every project. This class not only used up a bunch of the stuff I have stashed in every nook and cranny – it was completely and totally fun.

Her blog is Dispatch from L.A. and the link above takes you there. You can see a promo piece about the class Remains of the Day to see if you want to take the class. Once you sign up for the class you can take as long as you like as the class will remain up and open for the foreseeable future.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 12

Written by on March 21, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt: Find natural patterns around you and copy to make a border.

Zebras Single page

Zebras are Reactionaries-Zoo cont'd drawn, colored and collaged -with a little tape

Writing Prompt: Write about designs or patterns that interest you.


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What is Your Dream Vacation?

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Art Camp for Women with 87 Comments

When we were dreaming up Art Camp for Women we sat around brainstorming – what would make the best vacation ever – of any kind. What does it take to make vacation a total break from everyday life – and an adventure – all at the same time?

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S'mores anyone? Gourmet s'mores with homemade pink marshmallows...

Art Camp for Women  is what we thought would make an excellent vacation. But then we thought “wonder what other women would like?”  So we asked some of the artists that will be coming to teach at Art Camp “What would you need to make up the Best Art Vacation Ever for you?” What would it take? What would it look like?

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 11

Written by on March 14, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 2 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point  when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt:Collage about a place you go

The Monkeys Stand for Honesty

The Monkeys Stand for Honesty

to often, a coffee shop, the book store, library, museum, zoo…

Writing Prompt: See if you can use any song lyrics that bring that place to mind

Giraffes are Insincere

Giraffes are Insincere, drawn and collaged

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Exciting News for our Blogging Artists!

Written by on March 10, 2012 in Art Camp for Women, Art Classes, Blogging with 1 Comment

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Beth Hayden, who is teaching our first ever blogging class at Art Camp for Women in June, just signed on with a major publisher to have her first book on social media published.

Beth Hayden, Blogging and Social Media Coach

Beth Hayden, Blogging and Social Media Coach & Author

This is well-earned by Beth – and I say – it is great news for anyone coming to Mini Camp in June who is taking her class! You have the opportunity of a lifetime to have her as your teacher.

Beth Hayden is a blogging and social media consultant who specializes in using technology to give women a voice in the world. She owns the WordPress design and social media consulting company Blogging with Beth. Beth has also been a guest blogger with Copyblogger Media, LauraRoeder.com and Problogger.net.

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Gramma DeeDee’s 119th Anniversary Celebration!

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Adventure Art, Journaling, keepanartjournal with 9 Comments
Elta Carse - Silver Lake

Born March 7, 1893 Elta Carse DeBruyn aka Gramma DeeDee

Today is the day my grandmother was born, 119 years ago.

She graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 1915.

She was married to Paul M. DeBruyn in 1918.

She was one of the first women in Washington state to get an automobile driver’s license.

One of her first jobs was driving her father-in-law around the state to sell seed. Ferry Morse seed company.

She was widowed and left with 4 teenagers to raise and she ran her husband’s trucking company to feed them through the depression.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 10

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Art Journaling, Journal Project with 0 Comments

These weekly prompts  are not intended to make an entire page  but instead are meant to give you a starting point or a kick in the pants when you need one. For more about how the Journal Project got started and how it works click here.

Art Prompt:Color several pages in a row in your journal with one color scheme. This allows you to do several pages on the same subject.

Towel Sellers

Collage on painted and stamped background

Writing Prompt:  Write about what colors you normally wear and why.

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