Archive for April, 2012

3 Full Days of Kelli Nina Perkins!

“Tempest in a Teacup” Self Portrait Workshop

Tempest in a Teapot

Tempest in a Teapot

It’s Spring in my Lake Michigan studio and I’ve got an array of inspiring art supplies spread out, with colors to rival the blooms popping up outside my window. All of it’s destined for our Art Camp playground this Fall, where we’ll journey inward, between eye-popping sunrises and evening homemade desserts. You’ll leave Art Camp with pockets full of surprising and delightful artwork, all infused with your own personal charm (and charms!).

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Portrait & Person

Our main project for Deluxe Camp will be a “Tempest in a Teacup” Self-Portrait Quiltlet that we’ll create from a photo. This is the perfect opportunity to remove yourself from the daily grind and regain a sense of self. Breathe, reflect & create. An inner excavation worksheet will inform our self portrait and act as a template for our art explorations. A ransom note collage will express the life roles which have taken us hostage–both by chance and by design.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 17

Written by on April 25, 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:Make a background by using small pieces of text torn from an old book or magazine- ink the torn edges and squeegee down using matte medium and a credit card.

Charge of the Goddess

Charge of the Goddess

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Writing Prompt: Copy out a poem, quote, or essay that you love.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

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Carol Sloan with Her Bookmaking Process|Art Camp for Women

Written by on April 21, 2012 in About Camp, Art Camp for Women, Bookmaking with 0 Comments

Honoring Your Creativity

Why is it that when you have multiple deadlines, projects due, blogs screaming for attention, your family screaming for attention, the cat just screaming – that you can’t focus on any of that?

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Page ends from Carol Sloan's class

All you want to do is that project that you can’t get off your mind…you know which one I’m talking about, right?

The one that you sketch out in your journal.

It invades your very sleep, trying to stir you from those warm covers.

Everything you do reminds you of it.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 16

Written by on April 18, 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:Use pictures to make a loose border – illustrating your writing/journaling for that spread.

Amelia Earhart

Women with Wings

Writing Prompt: Write a 50-word story making up an explanation of a historical mystery i.e. Amelia Earhart or the Anasazi

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

Alumni – Sharon Liu – Fall 2009

Written by on April 14, 2012 in About Camp, Art Camp Alumni Awards with 0 Comments

Interview with Sharon L. Liu who attended Art Camp for Women in October, 2009

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PJs to Breakfast

Introduction: Sharon works with a large company training folk on changes in software. She has a work schedule that makes one tired just to think about. She commutes from her home and office on the west coast to a hotel and office on the east coast three or more times a month. She also has a family.

At camp we had the job of making sure she made it to breakfast  as her time zone hopping throws off her internal clock. The class Sharon refers to in the interview was inside her Ph.D. program.

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21 Secrets – Keep an Art Journal

Written by on April 13, 2012 in Classes, Cool Products, keepanartjournal, Mixed media with 0 Comments

21 Secrets is an online class that runs from April 1, through January 1. For a nominal fee you get classes by 21 different teachers. The classes are short with videos and pdf handouts. The teachers interact with you via chat or comments and seem to be very available. You can take the classes in any order you want, take as long as you want and revisit each class if you wish.

The first class I did was Wonderful Watercolor with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I am a big fan of Julie’s work and know that she always gives value for your time and money.

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Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 15

Written by on April 11, 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:Use up some scraps – collage a page or a page spread using 20 pieces of leftover scraps (dress patterns, scrapbook paper, newsprint, ledger paper,  pieces from your discarded pages, stickers, etc.)

Leftovers page

Oh yes, tape scraps too!

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Percy the Dalmatian

Writing Prompt: Make a 50-word story about the colors used in your page i.e. “…the background colors of this page represent a sunset over the Rockies where I used to walk my dalmatian named Percy…

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The Winner of the Random Drawing for March is…

Written by on April 6, 2012 in About Camp, Blogging with 0 Comments

Goodies from Art Camp    Sherri Scott of Teaneck, New Jersey!!!

HOORAY!

Thanks for playing!

Art Journal Project 2012 – Week 14

Written by on April 4, 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:Use several samples of the same situations i.e. these women are different cultures, eras, and ages…

Do you know...?

I Want You to Meet Someone...

Writing Prompt: Introduce yourself as an artist.

If you want more help with Art Journaling click here.

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