Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Being an artist every day, But count as Art?

In the commitment of making art everyday.. Here are some of my sketches,...paintings...plus more from the last couple weeks..

I believe my own Art can include: cooking..collage,(collecting and organizing for your collections!..) journaling,embellishing,..
Making a new studio...! 






 ...costume design,make-up application... jewelry, crochet, painting, mixed media , mosaic,collecting ephemera, photography, interior design, hair coloring ( I just painted mine pink),garden design, truck painting! Nail painting...

And maybe even dog grooming (lol) what do you count as art?


















































Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Newest Art and Design Trends

It is Jan and I am at the craft and hobby association conference in Anaheim California !!! So exciting to see all the colors, and new patterns of papers coming out!
This is what I see trending !
I noticed a lot of fantasy garden themes...with a pinks and oranges mixing in with the prettiest olive moss green..
I saw this at many booths!
Also right along next to the tropical brights !! Which I love! Neon pops where everywhere .. And not just for spring!
Mixed media art is alive and moving forward! We all have so much ephemera in our lives! Making art with what is inspired by your surroundings is not new, but bears repeating loud and clear!!
Technologies have stepped in with resins and printable films that are going to be sooo fun to try! More on that later this week !! ... So signing off... With a bright sun shining morning .. The mountains are beautiful here!!
Xxoo