Last year I had the great pleasure of producing an online class for 21 Secrets all about color.(If you know my art – you’ll know this is my thing!)
In the class I teach you how to make a really fun variation on a color wheel, using collage and mixed media painting techniques, to inspire new ways of combining colors in your mixed media art. This would be fab as a school holiday project for creative little ones!
And another 23 teachers (yes – this time there are more than the usual 21) share how they use color in their art.
I’ve made the decision to close new registrations at the end of February because TWELVTY has really taken on a momentum far bigger than I expected! It would simply be too much to catch up on beyond this point.
Will TWELVTY run again next year?
Right now, I really don’t think so, it’s taken over so much of my time and become all-encompassing. I love it – but next year I have other adventures lined up so it certainly won’t repeat this same format. It’s a real now or never!
Sign up todayand you’ll get instant access to everything we’ve done so far. I really look forward to exploring the rest of the color wheel with you!
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It seems like moments ago I was telling you about the launch of TWELVTY. It feels like just a day or so since the ideas began to come together and I started putting this program together, but in fact that’s just another instance of time being tricksy with us.
So I’m just putting this out there – if you have haven’t yet signed up and are planning to, there’s just about 11 hours to catch the Special Deal whereby you get 2 months FREE.
No heavy sales pitch: I genuinely don’t want you to miss out. For real.
It’s only £12 a month. [at the time of posting that’s close to $15 USD] That’s a bit less than £3 a week, which in the big scheme of modern expenses doesn’t buy a lot of ‘stuff’. Maybe a fancy coffee, but probably not the slice of cake to go with it 😦
As a special gift to you, I’m giving two of these months to you for no charge when you sign up this week. £24 off the whole year. Now that would buy a substantial amount of cake. (Don’t eat it all at once though)
With TWELVTY you get to join a tribe of like minded creatives and explore the way color appears in our lives. We’re going to look at ways to play with color and integrate it in our art. We’re going to have a lot of fun. Find out more HERE
Beginning with (drum roll and accompanying cooing noises, if you will)
ok, that’s a working title… I’ll tell you a little more about it and perhaps you’ll have some better ideas on a name!
So here’s the thing: 5 years ago I did this personal project called 12 in 12and it looked like this:
It’s an art journal of mixed media, painting and doodles, collage, stitching and things that I worked on all through the year. Each month had a 2 or 3 pages, but just one colour. Beginning in January with Red-Purply-Magenta, I cycled around the colour wheel landing back to Red in December. 12 colours in 12 months.
I loved it for so many reasons. While I continued to play with all the colors in my other art, I kept focussed on the month’s ONE COLOR in this book. All month long.
It was a discipline. And it made me reach for the other colors more mindfully in the rest of my work.
Even now, years on, I look back through it and those pages flood my mind with ideas and inspiration.
It also tuned my eyes into color in my surrounding much more keenly. Look around you now: how many blue things can you see? Look again. Are they brighter now you’re actively noticing them? It’s so simple, so effective.The more we look, the more we see.
I revisited this idea recently in my 21 Secrets class Take Nine. And it’s awoken something in me that’s just overflowing with ideas.
At least a yearful of them.
So, here we go:
I’m going to re-imagine this project in 2017 and I’d love you to join me.
This time it’s going to extend beyond one art journal. It’s going to include all the aspects of art making I use and incorporate everything new I pick up in the year, off the top of my head I already know it will have:
painting & drawing
photography & video
textiles, stitching, beadwork
sculpture & 3D makings
…. oooh! we’ll have to wait and see what else!
Each month I’ll record what I’m making and share these videos with you, AND at the end of the month I’ll be selling the pieces I make in my (soon to be opened) Etsy Store.
AND There will be giveaways and prize draws through the year too. I’m formulating the details and honing the plans all the while: there will be much more on all of this soon!
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Edit:: It’s here!! Find out more HERE & SIGN UP if you want to join the adventure!!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Meanwhile, I wish you all a fabulous, bright and colorful week!
If you only had one color to use, which would it be?
Or how about just two or three? Do you find you have a handful of colors that you tend to stick with? The colors your comfort zone is decorated in?
Ever fancied straying outside this palette but not known where to begin? How about an encouraging nudge to open up a wealth of new opportunities, or a little tweak to liven up your regular practice?
Well folks, that’s right where I can help you!
In just a couple of weeks the new 21 Secrets COLOR COLOR COLOR! program is launched, where I and another fab 23 teachers take you into our creative world to share some color inspiration.
If you’re intrigued at the thought of tuning up the range of colors you use, or joining in some fun exercises and projects involving looking at color in a new way:
* CLICKRIGHTHERE* to sign yourself up for a feast of delicious colorfulness!
My class “Take Nine” explores new ways to combine a simple palette of the primaries, secondaries with three neutral shades, and then sets you up with lots of exciting ideas to develop from here!
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