Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Make it Your Own: 13

One of my favorite parts of teaching is watching how every participant creates artwork that is truly their own. At the end of every workshop, no two pieces are the same.

I also find it exciting when I come across artwork online that incorporates my product lines. Seeing how different people use these items in such creative ways is always inspiring. I love the wide variety of styles and unique choices. Click each link below for more details on each and click here to see other posts in this series.

(Impression Obsession Brave Rubber Stamp)

(Impression Obsession Intersection Rubber Stamp)

(StencilGirl Products Make it Count Stencil)

(PaperArtsy Eclectica 04 Rubber Stamp Set;  Spellbinders Robo Star Die Set)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Sunday Papers: 4

Welcome to The Sunday Papers. Grab a cuppa, get comfy and turn the virtual pages. Didn't get last week's paper delivery? See every edition here

Today's paper is all about art-related articles and tutorials 

Art by El Anatsui

Art by Roxanne Evans Stout

Art by Sandrine Pelissier

Art by James Jean

Art by Joan Bess

Art by Tracy Verdugo

Artwork by Lynne Moncrieff

Art by K. Wayne Thornley

Friday, February 17, 2017

#ARTifacts: My Pages January 2017

Yesterday I posted images of covers and pages from some of the participants in my #ARTifacts collaboration. Today, I am sharing a few pics of my own.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

#ARTifacts: January 2017

Artifacts (plural noun): objects made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.

ARTifacts (plural noun): a collaborative project for 2017 documenting adventures in art.

Every year I have so many "art memories" from my travels, my teaching, my adventures in NYC, and my studio work. I have decided that 2017 will be the year of ARTifacts where I document my adventures in art for the entire year in a physical book. Always wanting to be inclusive, I turned my project into a no-rules collaboration.

Participants were asked to find or make some sort of artist book, planner, scrapbook, 3-ring-binder, folder, or other container to document their creative experiences, whether they be in art, craft, or anything else.  As you can see below, each and every participant put their own creative twist on this project. And it is never too late to join. Email me at shap97@gmail.com if you would like to participate.



Jeanie Bernard

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thoughts on Being Found...

I have thought about writing this blog post for many years. The desire always comes initially from frustration, which is why I think I have hesitated to post. But ultimately I think it might lead to a helpful discussion and so here goes...

As you might know, part of my mission as an artist and blogger is to showcase the work of other artists. I do this currently, and have done this throughout the years, through my online collaborative projects, in my 2 published books, via countless blog series (The Week Links and The Sunday Papers as examples), and via social media love and links.

This is where the frustration comes in. There have been countless times (well, okay... 315,217 instances) when I have come across the blog of an artist that I want to feature or connect with, fall in love with their work, and wham...no contact info. Sometimes no name but most often no email address.

It is my habit to ask in advance for permission to share somebody's images or links. Common courtesy, although few people ever say no. But if I cannot contact you, I cannot ask. And if I cannot ask, I cannot feature you. I of course know that one can message people via some of the social media platforms. But sometimes it just takes too long to click around to find the one to use. 

Some of you may not want to be found. No worries there. But if you are online as a way to grow as a recognized artist, then this post is for you. Add your name and email address, loud and clear, to all your online platforms. You never know...I may just be coming to find you.