Canvas Refresh

Canvas Refresh

So here's one of the sets/series I made. I've had this canvas painting sitting against the wall {with a bunch of others} in my guest room/sewing room/ art room for a few months. I don't know when I painted it - from the style I'm thinking late 2011 or early 2012 but I can't even find a photograph of it... left it unfinished after learning what I wanted to learn from it.

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Creativity + Index Cards = The Circle

Creativity + Index Cards = The Circle

So often we set aside time for art, we pin 45 ideas but yet when its time to actually do the work, we stare blankly at that blank white page. The muse is not answering your texts; she's nowhere to be found, likely en route to an eclectic art show in Erie. I believe that to get into your art, and build your skills, you've got to do creative work almost every day. Not in a "to do list" way, but in an "I can't wait to get started on this idea" sort of way. It needs to become an integral part of your life. It's not about how good you are at all of that art, but showing up at the page and digging in. The more you actually do that, the more natural and comfortable the process will be.

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Tutorial: Make a Grid

Tutorial: Make a Grid

My analytical side is fascinated... drawn to...  creating and working with grids in almost every medium. So let's make an easy peasy collage in the form of a grid, using magazine clippings and other papers in your stash. This is a great way to use tiny clippings and old magazines. The technique used in this tutorial is so darned versatile; once you try it you'll find so many different ways to use it! 

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Time for a 4-Part Index Card Series

Time for a 4-Part Index Card Series

"Produce as many ideas as possible. 
Try to produce unlikely ideas."
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Are you scheming and strategizing a way to catch up with the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge? Granted, catching up is not required. Granted, the idea is truly a card each day. But... still. The reality is that sometimes we face obstacles, like your camel gets a bad case of the gleeks, or you get stuck waking up to "I Got You Babe" in Punxsutawney for 10+ years, or a weekend Lord of the Rings marathon {with Russian audio and Italian subtitles}. 

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Index-Card-a-Day: Blog Round-Up!

Index-Card-a-Day: Blog Round-Up!

a) If you are blogging about the challenge at your personal blog, add a link to one of your ICAD-themed posts. And link back to Daisy Yellow from your blog, to let folks know about the challenge. Then proceed to b) and add a note in the comments!

b) If you are not blogging about the challenge, pop down to the comments section! Let us know your card count and how it is going - is it getting easier? Any tricks to finding the time to do art? Have you explored new mediums? Have you surprised yourself with a new style? Have you discovered any tricks to getting a card done each day? How does it feel to see what other creatives are doing around the world? Does participating in a challenge motivate you? Share your index card art at your blog, too! And if you're an experienced ICAD guru... is the challenge still of value to you? Why? 

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21 Secrets Flashback Sale!

21 Secrets Flashback Sale!

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far a.... well, just a year ago really.... I launched a workshop called Crossroads, available only at 21 Secrets, Spring 2015 Ebook.

In Crossroads, I teach you how to create two textural stitched works with watercolor and india ink. This is but one of twenty-one journaling workshops...  a great introduction to the work of a bunch of fabulous teachers, techniques and approaches to the art of art journaling. You can hop around and explore each of the workshops at your own pace. I've watched five of the 21 workshops and can tell you that this is a great selection. If you are just getting started in art journaling.. or would like to explore a variety of perspectives and techniques all in one eBook, this is a great place to start.

To register, click any link to 21 Secrets and purchase either the Spring or Fall 2015 Version of the eBook. Be sure to use the coupon code FLASHBACK to get the special sale price for the next 24 hours only. The sale price is $98-21=$77 USD.

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