Breathing a big, deep, breath of gratitude for such a great time at True Scrap 3 this weekend! I loved that people stepped outside their boxes and got excited about mixed media. I loved that I was able to share my passion with people and that they got it & learned new techniques that they could use on any type of project they are making...from canvases and art journals to scrapbook pages. I loved that people wanted to make these projects for their family and friends for Christmas gifts. And I loved sitting in on other classes too. So much information, inspiration, and laughs!!!
I told everyone that I'd post some links to other mixed media arts that inspire me....so here it is, in no particular order:
- Julie Fei-Fan Balzer: You know the Crafter's Workshop stencils I love so much...she designed some of them! I love the bold color choices in her work and that she shares so much of her process on her blog. She also has a great series going on right now about Art Journaling everyday. Oh, and if you ever get the chance to take a class from her in person do it...she's hysterical! And a fab teacher!!
- Dina Wakely: Dina's art journaling classes are fabulous! She so thorough with showing the steps and talking you through them....and her videos are great! Her art always has bold colors too, which is one reason I'm drawn to it! She also is so good with journaling her present thoughts down onto her work in her wonderful Dina handwriting!
- Connie Hosvicka: We talked a bit in my class about going BIG with your canvases...and Connie does just that...REALLY BIG!!! One of the things I love about Connie is that she's a yoga instructor so she carries many of the practices of yoga off the mat and into her art studio. -Plus her voice is really soothing!! ;) She offers a bunch of online classes too, some are free too!
I have a ton of other favs too, but these three will surly inspire those of you who are either new or experienced mixed media artist. (Yes, you are an artist!!)
I've gotten a lot of emails & social media comments about letting people know when the individual True Scrap 3 classes are available....I will definitely let you know, it will be soon! Also, I've gotten some questions about prior True Scrap 1 & 2 classes...you can check out (and purchase) those classes individually here:
Also, I want to quickly let you local ladies know about my friend Susie's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fabulous charity crop coming up August 4th here in SoCal. You can check out the flyer here.
Susie is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society right now too! For the next few days (through Sunday, April 29th) a generous friend has committed to match every dollar donated through Susie's website. This is an amazing opportunity for Susie and for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and I'm hoping you are able to help out. Remember that $5 becomes $10, and $25 becomes $50… and if that tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket $100 becomes $200.
Please take a moment to click the link: http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/nikesf12/scomiw, and make a completely tax-deductible donation if you are able. He will match your donation for 7 more days, so there is lots of time… but why procrastinate?!
Thank you in advance for your help and your generosity!