This year's contribution to the Brooklyn Art Library's Sketchbook Project got filled with a great outpouring of ideas in the final couple of weeks before the deadline. If you already saw the first flip through - this is a longer version - with close ups and all!
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." — Louis L'Amour. This year's #100dayproject is all about the doodle for me. It's my meditation, my therapy, my escape from the noise of my thoughts. For 100 days this year I'm sharing these little mark making experiments with … Continue reading 100 days of doodles: 1-9
This Tiny Book is part of the #TinyBookCollective from Hope Fitzgerald over on Instagram. Check out her posts to see more itsy weeny books like this, and find out how to take part.
In my latest newsletter (going out later today) I share more about getting through un-creativity; what's on the horizon for my next projects. And my latest flip-though video.
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I wrote a manifesto! For reals! I was telling you yesterpost how I came to pick my project, how I'm exploring beyond my usual painting boundaries. How I'll manifest this challenge: For the 100 days from 3rd April to 15 July, I'm going to share my creative process. Some will be on Instagram (follow along on #100layersbymixy … Continue reading 100 Layers & a Manifesto
"Soul Food" Book Launch Blog Tour & Giveaway. A few years ago I took a year long online course called IGNITE... This is where I first met artist and writer Carol Lowell. I was entranced as I watched Carol's idea for a book 'Soul Food' blossom and take shape.
I posted this image on Instagram recently, with the question: what color do you think this painting is? (clue: it isn't actually grey!)
Color is an integral part to all types of creativity, it influences our moods and emotions, it's linked with memories, and it's everywhere! As we tune our eyes in to notice it, life becomes brighter and more vibrant.
What's really beautiful, is within the group of creatives brought together by TWELVTY, there's such a diversity of talent and such a fabulous range of expression. When you take a subject like color which can be applied to most every medium, it translates such variety of techniques and media and manifests a constant source of inspiration
Some lifetimes ago, a sixteen year old version of me failed to get the place in art school that she'd pinned all her early hopes to.
Dismissed by the grown ups who'd repeatedly explained: 'being an artist isn't realistic' led to years floating adrift from my calling.
(They were wrong. And this isn't what I do, I've come to realise, it's what I am)