Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Week Links: 17

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week.
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And here is Week 17...

When Blogging Becomes a Slog: fascinating article from the New York Times that all serious bloggers should read. And here are Erin Loechner's thoughts about being interviewed in the feature.

Susan Tuttle shares 12 useful tips to make you a better photographer.

Loved this podcast where Tiffany Han interviews Jessica Swift. Honest and authentic thoughts about being an artist and entrepreneur!

Super cool, animated gifs from Bill Domonkos found on I Need a Guide.

Deryn Mentock shares her thoughts about branding and logo making. Great set of links included.

Check out The Daily Muse feature on the website. They have curated a wonderful set of artists to highlight.

And for those of you who have not visited -- or have not visited all the participants -- click here to be taken to the list of people who have bared all and showed pictures of their studio space in all its uncensored glory. 123 people shared!

Friday, September 26, 2014

AUSTRALIA 2014: The Beauty

The 2014 Art is You Australia Mixed Media Roadshow is in the books. But the memories remain... 

The Beauty

Byron Bay

King Street Wharf - Sydney

Manly Beach - Sydney

Eucalyptus Gum Tree - watching for drop bears

Bondi Beach - rock formation

 Bondi Beach - rock formation

 Byron Bay

 Botanical Gardens - Sydney

Bondi Beach

 Sydney Harbour

Bondi Beach


Byron Bay

 Byron Bay

Our Mascot

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Stencils

Excited to announce that my third set of stencils will be released in October by StencilGirl Products. Stay tuned for more details...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Scarlet Pink

Hot off the presses is the Fall 2014 issue of Scarlet Pink. Available in print or digital version from MagCloud, Scarlet Pink is a quarterly magazine featuring the arts, photography, lifestyle and more. There mission is to bring together passionate artists who works of art and writing inspires and enlightens the reader. 

I am very appreciative to have my artwork featured in this issue along with the results of an artist interview.

If you have never seen this publication, head over to their website for more information or to MagCloud for a free preview. And if you like what you see, perhaps consider submitting to the magazine yourself.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Week Links: 16

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And here is Week 16...

A real live bookbook: one of the most clever advertisements I have seen in a long time. Shared by Mary Ann Moss on dispatch from LA.

Grace Bonney from Design Sponge addresses the issue of handling negativity online in a 30-minute podcast. Wise advice.

Jaw-dropping paper art from Yulia Brodskaya (thanks to Judi Kauffman for sending me the link).

Looking forward to getting  this book from Susan Tuttle.

I like these tips for getting stencils to stay in place from Domenick Naccarato.

Loving this post on hand carved stamps from Martice Smith II. Great tips.

Jennifer Priest reviews the new Media Line of paint and products from DecoArt.

Wonderful post on the process of art making from Bridgette Guerzon Mills at Contemplating the Moon.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Australia 2014: The Workshops

The 2014 Art is You Australia Mixed Media Roadshow is in the books. But the memories remain... 
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Our first stop was in Cams Wharf in New South Wales. This was about 2 hours north of Sydney.

The view from the workshop venue

Sundown at the retreat on Lake Macquarie

Our home for the week

The famous Art is You name tags

Artists in action

Table scape

 Surface Design

 Book pages


The sign of a good time


Our second stop was in St Kilda in Victoria, just south of Melbourne. 

Our venue at the Novotel

Just across the street and down the dock  

My kind of table

A 5-brush artwork

Happy hands

What goes around

A few of the many in 52 Card Pickup

Pages in progress

A good time was had by all

The sun sets on St Kilda


Stop #3 was in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast, about 90 minutes north of Brisbane.

Our beautiful retreat setting

Inspiration was everywhere

Classroom view

A taste of Australia in 45 seconds

Making art

Color wheel


 Every inch of table space was used

Playing 52 Card Pickup

The crew