Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Delving Into Mixed Media
At any rate, I gave it a go yesterday with this project inspired by Willowing Arts Life Book 2016. Seriously, another class!?! You bet. I got interested in this year-long art journey because Martha Lever is contributing a couple of lessons during the year and one of them is a lesson on Chunky Versal lettering. I have admired this style on her website and wanted to learn more about it. That particular lesson won't be available until the middle of October, so I have plenty of time to entertain myself with the myriad of other art forms and contributors included in the weekly videos. And, oh my, there is a ton of content! If my blog posts start to sound a little British, it is because the main contributor, Tamara Laporte, is from the UK and she has created soooo many videos. Believe me when I say I am not complaining. I feel like I have hit the mother-lode of art techniques. :) I normally get up long before the birds or sun so it is a great time to sit with my breakfast smoothy (or a cup of hot cocoa), watch a video and get inspired to create.
This project was a 'warm-up' project for us newbies to mixed media and was quite fun to work at. I worked at it in little spurts throughout the day. It was a good way to take a break from clearing flower beds and spreading mulch. Not that I am complaining about that either - it has been wonderful to be outside clearing away the debris from all of the green things springing from the ground. I am way ahead of my usual spring tasks so it makes it more enjoyable and taking little breaks more guilt-free.
Joy and blessings,